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Chuck Feeney: The man who gave it all away. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 80 years ago, a boy could be found on a New Jersey beach in summer distributing umbrellas and allowing himself to be “dunked” in a tub by contest(...)

An image provided by NASA shows an artist’s conception of the surface of Venus. Hot enough to melt metal and with clouds full of acid, any life that could survive in the atmosphere of Venus would have to be capable of enduring extremes. Photograph: Rick Guidice/NASA via The New York Times

The great US astronomer Carl Sagan described Venus as the planet in our solar system most like hell. But he also suggested some 50 years ago that it m(...)

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arriving at the courthouse in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scan(...)

Emily Strayer, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of the Chicks have written their first album together in 14 years.

The women formerly known as the Dixie Chicks have survived the good old boys of country music, a legal battle with their record label, a feud with a p(...)

The bulk of the money raised for the party came from the annual fundraising diner held by Friends of Sinn Féin at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan last November.

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm has raised a further $294,790 (€262,000) from donations and been repaid $3,500 from a company set up by the party to co(...)

Juan Manuel Ballestero speaking with his father Carlos upon arrival in Mar del Plata, from Portugal, on June 20th. Photograph: Diego Izquierdo/Telam/AFP via Getty Images

Days after Argentina cancelled all international passenger flights to shield the country from the coronavirus, Juan Manuel Ballestero began his journe(...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

Villa in Marseille, France

IRELAND: CO CLARE Wheeler Auctioneers is asking €330,000 for this four-bedroom semi-detached house at 23 Parkview Drive, Ennis, Co Clare. (...)

Samuel Brannan, c. 1860. Photograph: Public Domain

888 Brannan Street in San Francisco is home to Airbnb’s global headquarters. It is fitting that a company dedicated to accommodating out-of-towners wh(...)

Jupiter as seen through the International Gemini Observatory’s lucky imaging process. Photograph: International Gemini Observatory/EPA

Astronomers have captured some of the highest-resolution images of Jupiter ever obtained from the ground using a technique known as “lucky imaging”. (...)

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