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An image from a video posted on social media of a  tornado  in Mangum, Oklahoma. Photograph:  Lorraine Matti via Reuters

A “violent tornado” has touched down in Missouri, causing possible fatalities and heavy damage, according to the US National Weather Service. The ser(...)

Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

The US Capitol Building Washington at sunset in this week. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Ireland’s hopes of securing a new class of visa for Irish citizens have been effectively dashed after the proposal failed to get sufficient support fr(...)

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan  delivers a farewell speech at the Library of Congress in Washington on Wednesday.  Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

There are growing fears that a deal to secure E3 visas for Irish citizens may not be agreed in time for the close of the current US Congress, leaving (...)

 Former President George HW Bush who has  died at the age of 94. Photograph: EPA

George HW Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affair(...)

Amber Renee Guyger was arrest followed days of rising tensions in the community and accusations of preferential treatment for the police. Photograph: Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office/AP

A Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday, three days after she shot and killed a neighbour in his apartment, claiming she mistook the unit for her (...)

Acquisition will give BP high-quality oil assets in the US and rebalance its business in the country, which has largely been focused on gas production.  Photograph:  Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

BP has agreed to buy BHP’s US shale assets for $10.5 billion (€9 billion) in a deal the UK oil major hopes will give it access to key acreage as crude(...)

 Southern Stone County Fire Protection District crews working at the scene where a tourist boat capsized and sank near Branson, Missouri.  Photograph: Southern Stone County Fire Protection District /AFP/Getty Images

Divers have found four more bodies in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll (...)

Nollaig Healy and James Earley.

When were you closest to death? Nollaig: Childbirth, I think. And being exhausted afterwards, thinking ‘can people die from tiredness?’ James: Speak(...)

 Yazidi children fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State terror group in Sinjar town, Iraq, in August 2014. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

We’re driving to Lalish, a small village in the Shekhan Valley of Iraqi Kurdistan and the holiest place in the Yazidi faith, a religion that has been (...)

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