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Members of the New York Fire Department at the scene. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

A three-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York apartment building that killed 12 people, including four(...)

Hamish Bowles apartment, New York

To my astonishment I have written and published a big book on New York houses. You could knock me down with a feather. Anyway. This is how it happened(...)

Ko Pha Ngan food market in Thong Sala. Photograph: Ido Arbeit

La Cuisine restaurant, in the old town of Villefranche in the south of France is a very unassuming little restaurant that we stumbled upon for lunch. (...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

 JP Donleavy at his home,  Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

JP Donleavy, who has died at the age of 91, was best known as the author of The Ginger Man, the critically acclaimed comic masterpiece. It is estimate(...)

 Henrik Stenson reacts after making a putt on the 17th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photograph:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy is due to attend a gig in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx district of New York on Tuesday evening that will entail hitting some golf balls fr(...)

The Kidd Creole: charged with murder. Photograph: Getty Images

A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five has been charged with stabbing a man to death. Nathaniel Glover, known as The Kidd Creole(...)

Who is Alice Collins Plebuch? A DNA test revealed that she is half Jewish and has Middle Eastern and Eastern European blood rather than being of only Irish descent. Photograph: Yana Paskova for The Washington Post/Getty Images

Alice Collins Plebuch, a retired IT manager from Vancouver in Washington State, thought she was of Irish ancestry, on both her mother’s and her father(...)

Police walk past an emergency services vehicle next to Bronx Lebanon Hospital as they respond to  a shooting incident in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

A doctor who had lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday, killing another physician a(...)

Isabelle Rapin taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and built a reputation for rigorous scholarship. The neurologist Oliver Sacks, a close friend and colleague, called her his “scientific conscience”.
Obituary: Isabelle Rapin

Isabelle Rapin, a Swiss-born child neurologist who helped establish autism’s biological underpinnings and advanced the idea that autism was part of a (...)

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