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In 2020 there were 19,384 gun-related murders as well as more than 24,000 gun-related suicides.

Seandell Holliday wanted to be a musician and to open his own studio. However, in a list of career goals he set out in his school he included a rider,(...)

Kim Stanley Robinson: ‘I decided that it was time to go directly at the topic of climate change.’   Photograph: Carolyn Fong/The New York Times

Last year, science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson was asked to predict what the world will look like in 2050. He was speaking at the United Natio(...)

Police tape lines the sidewalk outside of Geneva Presbyterian Church, the site of a shooting that took place in the early afternoon in Laguna Woods, California. Photograph: Caroline Brehman/EPA

A man opened fire at a southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and injuring several others before being stopped and tied up by parish(...)

Most people don’t mind leisure encroaching on their work but hate it when the office impinges on their leisure

It pains me to say this, but 2022 may finally be the moment for bleisure, the ugly portmanteau describing a cross between business travel and leisure.(...)

Ishmael Beah: ‘Returning to Sierra Leone almost feels like looking for my voice again.’ Photograph: Sally Hayden

It’s been nearly three decades since Ishmael Beah was recruited as a child soldier during Sierra Leone’s long and brutal civil war, and 15 years since(...)

Pro-choice actvists protest outside the federal courthouse in Los Angeles this week to defend 1973 abortion ruling. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

At the Pink House in Jackson they are preparing for what now seems the inevitable. The flamingo-coloured building is currently the last clinic in th(...)

Thomas Wozniewski: Ireland is a ‘good place to access talent’ and has a ‘very open environment for innovation’. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Talking to Thomas Wozniewski is like walking back into one of those advanced biology classes I always avoided in school. But behind all the talk of au(...)

Dmitry Bivol connects with a left against Cedric Agnew during their light heavyweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in June 2017, Las Vegas. Bivol won by fourth-round TKO. File photograph: Getty

There have been times this week when unbeaten and outstanding WBA world light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol has been reduced to a ghostly figure i(...)

The US business of Paddy Power owner, Flutter,  accounted for more than half of group revenues in the first quarter,  chief executive Peter Jackson said. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Paddy Power Flutter Entertainment believes California could legalise sports betting next year, opening a €3.4 billion market to the Irish gambling gia(...)

‘Covid-19 was not a potential threat. It was an existential threat.’

A new book tells the inside story of the Government handling of the pandemic. This extract recalls the early fear and uncertainty as details unfold(...)

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