During Martina Navratilova’s  heyday in the 1980s, the world did not have much appetite for an outspoken, openly gay woman.  Photograph: Pete Kiehart/New York Times

Martina Navratilova is sitting at a dockside restaurant in Florida, wearing worn-out jeans, a denim button-down shirt that hangs loosely at her waist (...)

Chinese tourists pose for photographs at the Rockefeller Center in New York.  Photograph: Kathy Willens/AP

The Chinese government has warned its citizens over the risks of travelling to the US, accusing US law enforcement of “repeatedly harassing” them in a(...)

People embrace during a prayer vigil at Bridge Church the day after a mass shooting  in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The United States is mourning the latest victims of a mass shooting after a man opened fire in the city of Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people(...)

Virginia governor Ralph Northam speaks to the press about the mass shooting  in Virginia, Beach, Virginia. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty

The 12 people who were shot dead in a Virginia Beach government building have been remembered at a sombre news conference and prayer vigil in the city(...)

Lt Ryan Graves, one of five US navy pilots who said  they saw unidentified flying objects in 2014 and 2015 during training manoeuvres off the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photograph: Tony Luong/The New York Times

The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the(...)

In April 1983 Muhammad Ali set off on an eventful roadtrip. Photo: Getty Images

A tale of two small towns and the champ. Standing in the Smoky Hills of the Great Plains of Kansas, the population of Bunker Hill goes up and down bu(...)

 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton has described Donald Trump’s suggestion that he would not concede if he lost the US presidential election as a “direct threat to our d(...)

 Local residents walk on a part of closed A1A highway washed out by Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida, on October 9th, 2016. Photograph: Jewel Samad/EPA/Getty

Residents of the southeastern United States ravaged by Hurricane Matthew turned their focus on Monday toward recovery and clean-up, while Haiti start(...)

 A sailor shows his tattoo:  the US Navy is loosening its rules on tattoos in response to their growing popularity among young people and to remove a potential barrier for  recruits. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

The US navy is loosening its rules governing tattoos in response to their growing popularity among young people and to remove a potential barrier for (...)