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 Antony J Blinken: the new secretary of state-elect  has been a close ally of Biden’s for two decades. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Antony Blinken – secretary of state Blinken (58) has been a close aide to Joe Biden for two decades. He served as deputy secretary of state and deput(...)

In the end 33 mutineers were caught, and 24 of them were hanged

Late in the evening of September 21st, 1797, as the frigate HMS Hermione was patrolling the waters of the Caribbean, her crew rose up in bloody mutiny(...)

Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, after she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice-president in August. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

While it is unclear if next year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations will go ahead as planned given the coronavirus pandemic, Taoiseach Micheál Martin may(...)

A resident is helped off a boat after he was rescued from a flooded area in the neighbourhood of Planeta, Honduras, on  Thursday.  Photograph: Delmer Martinez/AP

The remains of Hurricane Eta dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America early on Friday after days of devastating floods and l(...)

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence participate in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Wednesday night. Photo: Morry Gash Pool/Getty

Kamala Harris accused the Trump-Pence White House of presiding over the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our cou(...)

LetsGetChecked has provided more than 745,300 home tests during the past five years, with over 25,000 infections and diseases detected

American Airlines has selected Irish at-home testing company LetsGetChecked as a partner for a new pre-flight Covid-19 testing programme aimed at kick(...)

Prime minister of Barbados, Mia Ammor Mottley. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Barbados has announced its intention to remove the British queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021. A speech written by th(...)

Jac Shreeves-Lee: “in Broadwater, I take readers to the top of tower blocks so they might feel the pulse and rhythm of a real and living London and breathe London in a different way.”

Very early on I learned that the world is made up of stories; most nights my mum brought a clutch of them home from the glue factory in Tottenham Hale(...)

A bust of Irish-born doctor Sir Hans Sloane, which has been moved from a pedestal near the entrance to the British Museum to the Enlightenment Gallery, which addresses Britain’s relationship with the slave trade.  Photograph: British Museum

The British Museum has moved a bust from public display of Irish-born doctor Sir Hans Sloane because he was a slaveowner. Sloane’s bust has been mov(...)

Manchester United football captain Harry Maguire leaves a courthouse on the Greek island of Syros. Photograph: Getty Images

Harry Maguire is eager to be selected on Tuesday by Gareth Southgate in the England squad to face Iceland and Denmark early next month, because he bel(...)

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