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Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing after he reportedly fell. Photograph: Seamus Lawless/Facebook

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of the worl(...)

Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing after he reportedly fell. Photograph: Seamus Lawless/Facebook

A professor at Trinity College Dublin has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain(...)

Emergency response crews transport an injured passenger to an ambulance at the George Inlet Lodge docks in Ketchikan, Alaska. Photograph: Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News/ AP

Two seaplanes collided in mid-air on Monday over southeastern Alaska, killing at least four of those aboard, injuring 10 others and leaving two people(...)

Senator Mitt Romney said he was concerned about the precedent of the White House moving forward with a policy overtly rejected by Congress. Photograph:  Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

The Republican-led Senate has issued a stinging rebuke of Donald Trump’s border wall, voting to block the president’s declaration of an emergency at t(...)

Civilians evacuated this week from Baghouz, the Islamic State terror  group’s last enclave in Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US-backed Syrian fighters said on Friday they expect a fierce battle with Islamic State militants still holed up in their last enclave in eastern Syr(...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

 An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has foun(...)

Vegetarian dishes proved very popular with readers at irishtimes.com during 2018

Let them eat cake . . . and scones, and pies, and cookies and crumble. The online community of cooks at The Irish Times has been baking up a storm dur(...)

Those charged in the Rhoden family homicides

After 550 interviews and visits to 10 states, including a 10,000km round-trip to Alaska, criminal investigators in Ohio are closing in on solving one (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

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