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Thomas Martens: claims self-defence in the killing of Jason Corbett, his son-in-law. Photograph: Donnie Roberts/Dispatch

Thomas Martens, who is accused of murdering the Limerick man Jason Corbett in 2015, said he hated his son-in-law, a former colleague has told his tria(...)

 Molly Martens Corbett arrives at  Davidson County Courthouse on Monday. Photograph: Donnie Roberts/The Lexington Dispatch

Jury selection in the murder trial of Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Martens continued on Wednesday at Davidson County Courthouse in Lexi(...)

Sheila Michaels pictured in the 1960s, who over the years she worked as a civil-rights organiser, cabdriver and oral historian. Photograph: New York Times

Sheila Michaels, who half a century ago, wielding two consonants and a period changed the way modern women are addressed, died on June 22nd in New Yor(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a fiery speech criticizing a court order blocking his latest immigration ban. Photograph: Rick Musacchio/EPA

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect as scheduled, using the US president’s own words as ev(...)

Commodity-driven stocks were some of the worst-performers on the blue chip index after China’s premier Li Keqiang said the country was aiming to expand its economy by 6.5 per cent. Photograph: Guang Niu/Getty Images

News of the €12.7 billion Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life merger failed to lift European markets, which fell back slightly on poor perform(...)

Leah Morgan addresses The Irish Times Debate 2017 grand final at Bolton Street College on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The opposition reigned supreme at The Irish Times Debate 2017 with Leah Morgan of the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (SADSI) takin(...)

People queue in Arlington, Virginia, US, for a lottery to win free healthcare. Congressional Republicans have completed the first step  towards their long-promised repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare. File photograph: Getty Images

Congressional Republicans completed the first step on Friday towards their long-promised repeal of Obamacare, and now must find a way to unravel the m(...)

A view of US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

The new US Congress does not accurately reflect the religious composition of American society, an independent study has found. Protestants, Catholics(...)

Rescue officials at the scene of a school bus crash involving several fatalities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, November 21st, 2016. Photograph: Chattanooga Fire Dept/Reuters

A bus carrying elementary students home from school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, crashed on Monday afternoon, killing at least six children and sending (...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

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