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A worker carves a statuette from alabaster, the same material the Pharaohs used to build their temples and tombs, at a workshop in Luxor, Egypt. Photograph: Reuters

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 4,400-year-old tomb of a royal priest and his family in Egypt, in a “one of a kind” find, Egyptian au(...)

Daniel McIntyre and Parker Mulherin.

What was the last gift that you bought? Daniel: A music box for my girlfriend that plays Moon River. Parker: Very nice! One of my friends collects (...)

Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish during  a  college football game. Research suggests former students who attend games are more likely to donate. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s a crisp week day morning in the small city of Columbia in central Missouri. Like many towns across America at this time of year, shopfronts and h(...)

Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Snail Mail: “Avril Lavigne got me into music … into alternative music.” Photograph: Michael Lavine

Ellicott City, Maryland, has a hard-won reputation as the US’s most haunted town. At night a “demon truck” is rumoured to prowl the highways, like a g(...)

 Dustin Johnson in action during the second round of the 118th US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York.  Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The past, the present and the future all shook hands when it was over. They were on the ninth green and a second round which had taken us by surprise(...)

 Phil Mickelson: “It is the best set-up I’ve seen for a US Open as long as I’ve played.” Photograph:   Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson believes contending in the FedEx St Jude Classic will be the ideal preparation for his bid to make history at Shinnecock Hills next wee(...)

Slash playing a Gibson Les Paul   at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert,  Wembley Stadium, London in 1992.  Photograph: Mick Hutson/Redferns

The maker of the Gibson guitar has filed for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt. Gibson guitars have been esteemed by generatio(...)

One of the last photographs   of  Martin Luther King as  he   was speaking to a mass rally on April 3th, 1968,  in Memphis. He was shot dead by a sniper  the following day

It was his third visit to Memphis in less than three weeks. On April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King jnr arrived in the southern city of Memphis ahead o(...)

Martin Luther King addresses 25,000 civil rights marchers in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 25th, 1965. Photograph: Stephen F Somerstein/Getty Images

Robert Kennedy spent the afternoon of April 4th, 1968, travelling to Indianapolis for a rally in support of his bid to win the Democratic Party nomina(...)

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