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Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

People walk along the lakefront  in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A blast of Arctic air is moving across the United States and Canada, bringing record-breaking windchill temperatures as low as -48°C in parts of the M(...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)

The Chicago city skyline is seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan on Tuesday. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air(...)

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(...)

Jussie Smollett: Photograph:  Danny Moloshok/Reutres

Jussie Smollett, star of the hit US TV show Empire, has been hospitalised after being attacked in a possible hate crime. The 35-year-old actor was att(...)

Poor David. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

It’s hard to decide what the guiding question behind Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil (BBC Two, Monday, 9pm) might be. The first episode of this ne(...)

Snow blanketing Prospect Park in Brooklyn, in January 2014. Forecasters expect Wednesday’s high temperature to be minus 25 degrees Celsius in Chicago and Minneapolis. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

A blast of Arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, record-setting cold to a wide swath of the eastern United States on Tuesday, s(...)

Maxime Mbanda: ideally suited to the role of flanker and makes an impact in all aspects of that role. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maxime Mbanda (Italy): Since making his debut against the USA in San Jose in 2016, the Rome-born flanker-cum number eight has accumulated 15 Test appe(...)

In Scotland, the BrewDog craft beer company offers people with a new dog a week’s leave to help settle it in. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of my first jobs was on a prawn trawler in northern Australia where I was hired as a cook and deckhand. This was baffling considering I was just (...)

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