Welcome to Marfa, Texas: “So, they’re all thinking, what’s a billionaire from New York City doing interfering with here?” Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Early last Wednesday morning, the pedestrian bridge joining the American city of El Paso to the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez had that recognisable st(...)

Golden State Warriors head coach  Steve Kerr.  “You want to solve terror, you want to solve crime. This is not the way to do it.” Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

In 1988, near the end of his final year as a guard with the University of Arizona basketball team, Steve Kerr was warming up before a game against loc(...)

GirlCrew founders (L-R): Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Aine Mulloy

Irish start-up GirlCrew is heading to the US to represent the European Union at the upcoming SXSW Interactive festival next month. The Dublin-based(...)

Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick speaking at a news conference on Thursday on the introduction of a Bill that would limit access to bathrooms and other facilities for transgender people, in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Jon Herskovitz/Reuters

Boosted by a failed effort in North Carolina to topple an anti-transgender “bathroom Bill”, conservative lawmakers in otherUS states are redoubling t(...)

Asma al-Assad, wife of  Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. “In Syria we believe in honouring our word. That’s important,” she told Russia’s Channel 24. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Her hair was tastefully curled, her makeup flawless and discreet. Asma al-Assad’s tone, too, was impeccably sober when she gave her first television i(...)

 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: “It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” he tweeted. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Donald Trump railed against his fellow Republicans on Twitter yesterday, after a week in which many in the party have deserted him following the relea(...)

An  artist’s impression issued by Nasa of the Juno spacecraft approaching Jupiter, as the armour-shielded spacecraft will make a record-breaking close approach to the giant planet on Sunday. Photograph: PA

A spacecraft has skimmed the clouds of Jupiter in a record-breaking close approach to the giant planet. Juno activated its whole suite of nine instrum(...)

Law enforcement officers examine the scene of a hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people in Maxwell, Texas. Photograph: Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman/via Reuters

A top-level government investigation has begun after at least 16 people on board a hot air balloon were believed to have been killed when it caught fi(...)

Eric Kuhne at the launch of Titanic Belfast. He has died aged 64.  Photograph: Titanic Belfast/Flickr

The chief executive of the Titanic Belfast visitor centre has paid tribute to the designer of the tourist attraction, Eric Kuhne who has died aged 64 (...)

An artist’s impression issued by Nasa of the Juno spacecraft approaching Jupiter. The armour-shielded spacecraft is due to reach the planet early on July 5th after completing a  1.4 billion mile journey from Earth. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/PA Wire

The Juno probe is due to reach Jupiter early on Tuesday after a five-year trip from Earth, coming closer to the planet than any previous spacecraft ha(...)

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