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Former US president Barack Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Former US president Barack Obama has delivered a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump’s presidency, as he urged Americans to vote for Joe Biden to “lead th(...)

Kamala Harris has that same magnetic smile that Obama had. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

One wintry day in 1992, my boss drolly told me to try to look young. We were meeting Richard Nixon, and the fallen president preferred to talk to repo(...)

People hold hands during a Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Matthew Hatcher/Bloombe

Thousands marched through US cities on Friday in Juneteenth observances marking the abolition of slavery more than a century and a half ago, an occasi(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, during a media update on the confirmed case of coronavirus at Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been reported this evening, the biggest daily increase recorded since the disease was found here at the end of Febru(...)

  Passengers and crew on a giant cruise ship held off the coast of San Francisco were awaiting the results Friday of tests to determine if any of the 3,500 people on board have the new coronavirus.  File Photograph: Handout/Carolyn Wright /AFP via Getty Images

The cruise ship Grand Princess, held at sea and barred from returning to San Francisco last week due to a coronavirus outbreak aboard the vessel, has (...)

Namita Pradhan, second from right, works alongside colleagues at iMerit’s technology center in Bhubaneswar, India. Tech executives rarely discuss the labour-intensive process that goes into the creation of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/New York Times

Namita Pradhan sat at a desk in downtown Bhubaneswar, India, about 40 miles from the Bay of Bengal, staring at a video recorded in a hospital on the o(...)

Spending two hours a week outdoors leads to better health and wellbeing. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. A wealth of research indicates that escaping to a local par(...)

Photograph: iStock

Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

Kevin Roche was born in Dublin, received a Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Ireland in 1945 and after gaining experience in the capital with Michael Scott and in London with Maxwell Fry, he moved to the US in 1948. Photograph:

One of Ireland’s foremost post war architects, Kevin Roche, whose work over 70 years won international acclaim, died at the weekend aged 96. Working (...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

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