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Actor R Lee Ermey, at a premiere of “Willard,” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in 2003. File photograph:  Jim Ruymen/Reuters

American actor R Lee Ermey, known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, has died at the age of 74. His manager said he(...)

Debs Walker with her husband Josh and children Isaiah, Jack, Elysia and Sophie in Houston, Texas.

Three weeks after moving with their three children from Dublin to Texas in 2005, Debs Walker and her husband Josh found a three-month-old baby on the (...)

 Tom Bossert’s resignation as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser  has been linked to the arrival of John Bolton as new national security chief. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has become the latest official to leave the White House prematurely, a day after John Bolton joined the presi(...)

Arcade Fire concerts have always been heartily provisioned with lump-in throat moments. The band’s first Irish performance, at Electric Picnic 2005, f(...)

Caroline Simons (middle) speaks at a Pro Life Campaign event. On Saturday Simmons addressed a pro-life rally in Cork. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is set to find out that the Irish people “cannot be fooled” into believing that repealing the Eighth Amendment will allow anything othe(...)

Sgt Kyle Burns watches as a UH-72 Lakota helicopter takes off at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Friday. Photograph: AP

Texas on Friday became the first state to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border of the United States after US president Donald Trump ann(...)

A British Airways Concorde takes off from Heathrow airport in 2001. The supersonic jet type was retired in 2003 amid rising costs and low passenger numbers. Photograph: Reuters

US aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin has won a $247.5 million Nasa contract to build an experimental supersonic jet designed to hush the con(...)

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Three firms that bought crude oil last year from US emergency stockpiles raised concerns about dangerous levels of a poisonous chemical in the cargoes(...)

 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

Israelis and Americans participate the “March for Our Lives” rally supporting gun control in the US, outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Washington on Saturday for an anti-gun protest, as calls for tighter control intensify (...)

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