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View of the Shannon from Athlone. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/Getty Images

‘I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”, King Richard hauntingly declares in his soliloquy in Richard II. Seen through the prism of a flowing rive(...)

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children’s wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas that was destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

The remnants of Hurricane Laura doused Arkansas on Friday and were due to bring rain to the US east coast over the weekend. Since downgraded to a tro(...)

Satellite image showing Hurricane Laura reaching the coasts of Louisiana and Texas on Wednesday evening. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Hurricane Laura ripped through southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, destroying buildings in towns across the southwestern corner of the state and ki(...)

Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale campaign at the Democratic Convention in 1984 in San Francisco. She later said she  was not “prepared for the depth of the fury, the bigotry, and the sexism my candidacy would unleash”.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images

On the cusp of Joe Biden teaming up with a woman, I am casting back to my time covering the first woman who was a serious contender for veep. The fem(...)

Rivers such as the Great Miami (pictured) which flows into the Ohio River are particularly susceptible to agricultural runoff.

With a flow rate 35-times the River Shannon’s, the Ohio River is one of America’s most important waterways. It flows for 1,579 kilometres from Pittsbu(...)

Cars queuing as drivers wait to be tested  at the Covid-19 test site in the Hard Rock Stadium car park in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida’s greater Miami area became the latest US coronavirus hot spot to roll back its reopening, ordering restaurant dining closed on Monday as Covi(...)

A bartender pours drinks  at a bar in Austin, Texas. Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered bars to close on Friday amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the state.  File photograph: Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images

The United States recorded a new daily high of coronavirus cases, amid mounting evidence that some of the largest states in the country are experienci(...)

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(...)

A man wearing a facemask and face shield walks in a downtown park in California. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

More than two months after the United States recorded its worst day of new infections since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation reached (...)

 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

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