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Carolina Reaper, one of the hottest  chilli peppers in the world. Photograph: iStock

A man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with more than he bargained for when he took on the hottest pepper in the world. After(...)

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers  at the Canadian embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A Canada-type free trade deal, touted as a post-Brexit model for the EU and UK, was “not a magic pill” to create a frictionless border, Canada’s ambas(...)

 Wendell Carter Jnr  of the Duke Blue Devils. His  mother  is named in a  federal case because she received a free meal worth $106.36 from an agent who was interested in her son. Photograph: Getty Image

In a couple of weeks America will get into its annual tizzy about March Madness. College basketball will dominate water-cooler conversations, and bill(...)

Ford: Raj Nair had led the firm’s R&D work in driverless cars and tech innovations. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

A top Ford executive has been forced out after reported misconduct in another blow to the reputation of the Detroit carmaker at a time when its share (...)

The effort by Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of the internet giant Alibaba, to buy MoneyGram was seen as a test of the Trump administration’s political and regulatory approach to China.

US officials have effectively killed a Chinese company’s $1.2 billion plan to buy MoneyGram, the money transfer company, signaling the Trump administr(...)

A cormorant flies over the South Wall as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. The story fascinated a public obsessed with meteorological matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My late grandma never missed the weather forecast on TV. In fact, she never missed either of the evening weather bulletins – the one after Six O’Clock(...)

Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US. Photograph: Joe Wilsens/EPA

A US-based Volkswagen executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 (€339,000) by a judge on Wednes(...)

Bernard Francis ‘Barney’ Casey was born in the US on November 25th 1870 to Irish immigrant parents

Irish-American Capuchin priest Fr Solanus Casey is to be beatified in Detriot on Saturday. Bernard Francis “Barney” Casey was born on November 25th (...)

Guess who’s back? Eminem’s new album, Revival, is his first since 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, Eminem commanded an army of bleach-blonde soldiers. Beginning his performance of The Real Slim Shady outside New Y(...)

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