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Buildings stand as the night sky is illuminated by blue light in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

A bright blue light lit up the New York skyline on Thursday night after a transformer exploded at an energy facility. The blast prompted a brief fire(...)

Author Philip Roth in New York in September 15th, 2010. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85, was a prolific, protean and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th centu(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Customers at the new Amazon bookstore - the online retail behemoth’s seventh bricks-and-mortar store - at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, has often struck a defiant tone when asked about the company’s dominance of the book industry. “Amazon is n(...)

Workers remove TRUMP PALACE from a building in New York’s West Side. Photograph: New York Times

President-elect Donald Trump will not be sworn in for two more months, but as of next week the big gold letters spelling out his name will be removed (...)

A demonstrator  during a protest against the election of Republican Donald Trump in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Cole Howard/Reuters

Donald Trump performed his first flip-flop as US president-elect when he back-tracked on criticism of protesters demonstrating against his election vi(...)

 Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, has been admitted to a New York-area hospital after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is recovering and should be allowed home soon, her representative h(...)

An injured person is treated on the Lansdowne Road pitch after violence broke out during the match at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Some of us who were caught up in the Lansdowne Road riots of 20 years ago feel lucky to have escaped from it unscathed. It was an unconscionable brea(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

111-year-old Alexander Imich holds a Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as the world’s oldest living man during an interview  at his home on New York City’s upper west side last month. Photograph: Reuters

The world’s oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City aged 111.Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and(...)

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