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 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Mark Kerr: ‘Expectations are high but it does get easier.’

North Carolina kept calling Annie Burke. When she was in her early 20s, she spent four summers teaching at a summer camp in the state, and she develop(...)

Hiring seniors is a good deal for fast-food chains. They get years of experience for the same wages

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture clichés American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, (...)

The PopMart stage, featuring giant mirrorball lemon on the right

A little after midnight on June 16th, 1997, two Irishmen walked into the US immigration pre-clearance facility at Edmonton International Airport in Ca(...)

A customer buying a  Mega Millions lottickets earlier this week.  Photograph:  Eugene Garcia/EPA

One ticket sold in the US state of South Carolina matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions lottery draw on Tuesday for a record setting $1.6 bill(...)

A couple watch the waves on the beach as Hurricane Michael approaches land, in Pensacola, Florida, US. Photograph: Dan Anderson/EPA

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday as it headed for the Florida Panhandle, where authorities ordered residents to get out(...)

Nikki Haley with US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, where they announced her resignation as US ambassador to the UN. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced her resignation on Tuesday in an unexpected move that took even senior Whi(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

Tuesday’s news hit shares in BMW   but also resounded across the sector, with Daimler shares down 2.4 per cent and Volkswagen down 2 per cent. Photograph: Christian Bruna

BMW warned on Tuesday that 2018 earnings, margins and profits would all be lower than previously thought, as the German carmaker battles trade headwin(...)

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