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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers leads a gathering in Hanukkah songs outside the Tree of Life synagogue on the first night of Hanukkah, on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Gene J Puskar

Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill is a bustling, leafy neighbourhood of locally owned shops and large residential brick homes where residents are busily shov(...)

  Deciphex chief executive Donal O’Shea and  chief operations officer Mairin Rafferty.  The idea for Deciphex was born over dinner in late 2016 when Mr O’Shea was at a pathology conference in London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer-aided diagnostics, DCU-based startup Deciphex has developed a solution to speed throu(...)

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán being taken from a place in New York by US law enforcement on January  19th, 2017. Photograph: US law enforcement via AP

Even as the Mexican police jet started its descent into Long Island, Joaquín Guzmán Loera had no idea where he was going. All he knew was that hours e(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to a rally in Florida on Wednesday. “We’re going to be prepared – they’re not coming into our country,” he said of migrants heading towards the US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to the US border as he ramped up his anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of next week’s (...)

Kerry Group headquarters in Naas, Co Kildare

Food group Kerry said it would buy Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company and AATCO Food Industries in a deal worth an expected €365 million. The company sai(...)

Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has about 60% voting power, according to a filing in July. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove chief executive Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the(...)

Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 film

John Carpenter had only shot and scored two semi-obscure features when the film producer Irwin Yablans came to him with a proposal: make a low-budget (...)

Barack Obama has kept a relatively low-profile since leaving office in January last year and has refrained from criticising his successor directly. However on Friday he spoke out at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Photograph: Daniel Acker/The New York Times

Former US president Barack Obama stepped back into the political fray on Friday, lambasting his successor Donald Trump for the first time since leavin(...)

Nick Sauer has resigned as an  Illinois state representative. Photograph: NickSauer.org.

An Illinois state representative has resigned after a report about allegations he posted nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on Instagram without he(...)

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump claimed hard-working citizens had been sold out for corporate America. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Over the last three decades, the US has haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs, losing close to five million since 2000. The decline has been unprecedented b(...)

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