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A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on Saturdayin Cayce, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A locked track switch is being blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more tha(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

A flurry of merger activity among European stocks drove strong moves on Monday as some regional indexes notched up new records, with investors shruggi(...)

Just Walliams: David Walliams received the international recognition award at the Irish Book Awards in Dublin last month. Photograph; Phillip Massey/Getty Images

David Walliams is by some distance the bestselling author in Ireland in 2017. Children’s author Walliams has sold an astonishing 177,045 books to dat(...)

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fears that Storm Brian might lead to flooding in Cork city and a number of county towns proved unfounded as high tide passed off in both the city and (...)

Emmanuel Macron: the right sees him as interventionist while the left portrays him as the “president of the rich”. Photograph: Étienne Laurent/pool/EPA

Four months after his election the centrist French president Emmanuel Macron seems incapable of rallying public opinion. The right sees him as interve(...)

Orange chicken with veg-packed fried rice

Shall we talk about back-to-school suppers? I know, you are probably still clinging to the long days of summer. However, the impending doom is inevita(...)

San Francisco residents Jam, Lillian and Danny. Jam says: ‘Mexican people were in California before most white Europeans. You don’t hear Trump saying he will build a wall with Canada, just with Mexico. It’s purely a racial issue.’

As the train crosses the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and chugs into Emeryville just outside San Francisco, I reach the west coast of Am(...)

Profits at BT took a hit after the telecoms giant took a £225 million charge linked to its Italian accounting scandal. Photograph: PA

BT posted a 42 per cent drop in first-quarter profit after it took a fresh charge from an Italian accounting scandal to avoid legal claims from two of(...)

Spudgun’s 'Crayons' is video of the week

Adrian Crowley - The Wish Having moved from pensive singer-songwriter to elegiac composer/songwriter a few albums ago, the Galway artist Crowley ha(...)

A care worker wearing   Cyberdyne’s robot suit which learns a  user’s motion and assists their movements. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

In depopulated rural Japan, a drone flies to a remote farm and drops off a prescription for a bed-ridden patient. A plastic sensor attached to her bod(...)

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