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“Thistle and thorn, they broke my fall,” sings Cork-based John Blek of a prickly misadventure. Typically, the corrosive tickle incurred from such bota(...)

 Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann in a face-off against Native American  Nathan Phillips in Washington, in an image that has caused much controversy in the US. Photograph: Kaya Taitano/Social media/Reuters

It began like any typical January day in Washington. Beneath the bright blue skies, tourists and visitors braved the icy cold temperatures to walk alo(...)

The Florida State Capitol building in the US

The newly installed official who oversees elections in the critical swing state of Florida resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained photos of him (...)

Dalal Alshohaib, from Saudi Arabia, and her new partner, Erik Van der Veken, from Belgium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dalal Alshohaib was 14 years old the first time she wore the hijab. She was living in the United States at the time and found the head scarf uncomfort(...)

Those charged in the Rhoden family homicides

After 550 interviews and visits to 10 states, including a 10,000km round-trip to Alaska, criminal investigators in Ohio are closing in on solving one (...)

Activists at the gate near the border crossing fence at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas,  during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration’s family separation policy. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Seen from above, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico are a single city. Only on the ground can you see it split by a tall fence – a “wall”, if y(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

People cast their ballots at a community centre during early voting for the US midterm elections in Potomac, Maryland on October 25th. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The midterm elections to decide on the make-up of Congress take place across the United States on Tuesday, with all 435 seats in the House of Represen(...)

US senator Joe Manchin is one of 10 Democrats defending Senate seats in states that Donald Trump won in 2016. Photograph:  Michael Mathes/ AFP/ Getty Images

The leaves are beginning to turn in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Here, just west of the Shenandoah River in West Virginia a key battle(...)

Mendelssohn with Ryan Moore winning   last year in Del Mar, California.  Photograph:  Horsephotos/Getty Images

A total of 15 Irish-trained horses are among the strong European challenge for the 35th Breeders Cup in Kentucky this week. Aidan O’Brien has 13 ent(...)

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