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Police close in on the US Capitol as people run for cover after reports of a shooting. The US Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The US Capitol was briefly locked down today after gunshots were fired outside the building following a car chase across central Washington which ende(...)

Wreckage from a runaway train of oil tankers that derailed and exploded on July 6th, in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada.  Photograph: New York Times/Ian Willms

The railway whose runaway train killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, last month filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the US last night (...)

Kristian Matsson doesn’t really like doing interviews. You can tell from his voice, as the musician known as The Tallest Man on earth speaks down a cr(...)

Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to rise. Photograph: Reuters

The death toll from the explosion of a runaway freight train in a small Quebec town rose to five and another 40 people are missing, police said today(...)

Jerry Greenfield (right) with Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

There is an argument for claiming the financial crisis could have been averted if more time were spent developing ethical business practices than focu(...)

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Scrubba Washing Bag Aussies are such inveterate travellers, it’s no wonder this is from Down Under. The Scrubba is a bag-sized, per(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill are greeted by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica after his inauguration at the Vatican yesterday. Mr Biden confirmed today that he will visit Ireland laster this year. Photograph: Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden has confirmed he will visit Ireland later this year. He made the announcement during a meeting with the Taoiseach E(...)

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