This illustration, provided by the Canterbury Museum, shows the approximate height of a giant penguin next to a human being.

Scientists in New Zealand have uncovered fossilised bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of a human and swam the oceans some (...)

CCTV image shows the gunman identified as Patrick Crusius, 21 years old, as he enters the Cielo Vista Walmart store in El Paso. Photograph: Courtesy of KTSM 9/KTSM 9 news Channel/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast on all federal buildings, after a man shot 20 people and wounded more than two (...)

College Green has been closed to traffic and converted into a plaza today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin’s College Green will be given over to pedestrians and cyclists today in the first trial run of the traffic-free civic plaza since its rejection(...)

 Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms  as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Photograph:Dave Lintott/AFP

Police on Saturday labelled New Zealand’s first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the cit(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

“Good Lord lady … How many drinks did you have today,” goes one of the most upvoted of the 29,000 comments under a Facebook video of the US house spea(...)

Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/Pool/ Reuters

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the firs(...)

Photograph: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join the New Zealand PM, President Macron and several other world leaders, as well as representatives of major technology companies, to formally adopt the Christchurch Call to Action. Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is travelling to Paris this afternoon for a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron and, world leaders and technology com(...)

Facebook said in a statement it was introducing a ‘one-strike’ policy for use of Facebook Live.

Facebook is to tighten rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath o(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: “This was a terrorist attack that was designed to go viral,” said Ms Ardern in a video discussing the Christchurch Call initiative.  Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Details have emerged of a plan by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron to eliminate terrorist and violent co(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan fter their wedding. Photograph: by Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty

Britain’s Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, wife of the queen’s grandson Prince Harry, has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace said in a state(...)

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