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Perhaps I should find it harder knowing that my husband would prefer to be with a woman more than 10 years older than me. A woman who is not far off (...)

Fats Domino performing in Paris in October 1962. When he toured he took 200 pairs of shoes and 30 suits on the road. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Out in his own uncategorisable stratosphere, the vocalist and pianist Fats Domino, who has died aged 89, sold astonishing quantities of records from t(...)

US president John F Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas in November 1963. File photograph: AP Photo/Jim Altgens

US president Donald Trump said on Saturday that, “subject to receipt of further information”, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on (...)

Students at the University of Texas at Austin visiting the Jefferson Davis exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University

Confederate president Jefferson Davis takes you by surprise, suddenly appearing in the corridor of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. At 8(...)

The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi. Photograph: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour), the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday morning, a f(...)

Nate gained strength Friday as it headed toward popular Mexican beach resorts and ultimately the US Gulf coast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast as a Category (...)

Irish connection: Denis O’Sullivan, in whose memory the Feis Ceoil awards a medal each year

In September 1898, the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper ran a famous editorial that declared: “We will still keep our eye on the Emperor of Russia and on al(...)

Rob Grant  and Stomptown Brass

Truth has died; so, we decided to have a funeral. Across cultures and throughout history, humans have engaged in practices to mark the death of those(...)

Evacuees who were rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey wait to board school buses bound for Louisiana in Vidor, Texas. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, no let-up in rescue efforts was expected on Friday as large pockets of land remained under water a(...)

A man wades through water carrying  a pitbull  in Houston, Texas after Tropical Storm Harvey swept through the area. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg.

The southern US states of Louisiana and Texas are braced for further rainfall after Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall about 322km west of New Orlean(...)

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