Volunteers hand out water and ice at a homeless facility during a heatwave in Sacramento, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Firefighters struggled to contain a fast-moving northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heatwave blanketed the west of the (...)

Porsche jumped 8.9% on contagion from a buying frenzy that has been lifting Volkswagen shares. Photograph: Getty

European stocks eked out gains by the closing bell on Monday after car makers resumed their rally, while airline and travel stocks dragged on markets (...)

The steam liner Empress of Ireland shortly before the collision with a freighter which caused her to sink off the coast of Quebec. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

While Louth man William Clark stoked the boiler-room fires on the Canadian luxury transatlantic liner the Empress of Ireland in May 1914, he must have(...)