Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

 Blood doners Minister for Health Simon Harris, with TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, who along with members of the Oireachtas,were giving blood at the IBTS Clinic at D’Olier street, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

1. Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter and poet, dies at the age of 82 Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook(...)

Upstate New York woman Margot Gerster said: ‘I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking [my daughter]with me to vote for her.’

An upstate New York woman, hoping to take her mind off of the US election results with a hike through the woods of Westchester County, bumped into ano(...)

‘The story of how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rose and reinvented themselves and embraced and brawled is the story of New York itself.’ Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

The sensational, spidery plot of the most gripping game of thrones in modern history is best captured by two images. The first is from Donald J Trump’(...)

Hanoi, Vietnam. Turtle or Tortoise tower in Hoan Kiem lake

We are travelling to Hanoi in March. What would you advise is the best way to carry currency, pay for services, as we don’t want to carry too much ca(...)

 Officials inspect the scene of Tuesday’s crash in which a Metro-North train collided with an SUV in Valhalla, New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As the investigation into the deadliest incident in the history of New York’s Metro-North Railroad got under way on Wednesday, officials said they (...)