New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Jamie Monahan at the shore in Brooklyn, New York. Monahan will attempt to become the fastest person to complete six marathon swims on six continents within 16 days. Photograph: Marian Carrasquero/The New York Times

The weather wasn’t cooperating with Jaimie Monahan on a recent weekend morning. It had rained heavily the night before, making the wind and waves too (...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

Declan Rice  in action against Turkey’s Yusuf Yazici  during the friendly international  at the  Antalya Stadyumu. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Turkey 1 Republic of Ireland 0 There was a time when the Turks were seen as something of a soft touch for an Irish team but it is a while since one h(...)

Brexit: a steaming pile of poo. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty

Image of the week: Turd-way politics Inside its annual conference in Brighton, the UK Labour party had decided not to pick Brexit as the subject of o(...)

John Cunningham, a prominent figure in the Irish community in Boston

A US congressman intends to raise questions about the arrest and impending deportation of a Donegal man who had been living illegally in Boston direct(...)

Police start their investigations outside service apartments in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.  Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday police were treating a deadly siege in the southern city of Melbourne as an “act of terrori(...)

Just an hour from downtown Manhattan, the Bear  Mountain Bridge, located in Bear Mountain State Park, New York, spans the Hudson River. Photograph: Getty Images

An hour from New York There is no better way to cope with jet lag after landing in New York than by getting straight into the sea. Not many people re(...)

The remains of Martin McGuinness are carried by friends, colleagues and relatives through the streets of the Bogside in Derry. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Two months ago, after announcing that he was quitting frontline politics, a frail and emotional Martin McGuinness said his “heart lies in the Bogside (...)