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    Six RAF Typhoons   headed towards counties Derry and Donegal to intercept these Russian Tupolev aircraft  on March 7th, forcing them to alter course. Photograph: RAF/PA Wire

The Government is considering the purchase of military jet aircraft that would have the capacity to intercept high-altitude planes and fully police Ir(...)

A demonstration against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody that was held in New York on June 2nd, and monitored by government drones, helicopters and aircraft. Photograph: Juan Arredondo/New York Times

The Department of Homeland Security deployed helicopters, aircraft and drones over 15 cities where demonstrators gathered to protest the death of Geor(...)

 Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Mark Milley: “My presence in that moment, and in that environment, created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The fall-out from the Trump administration’s use of law enforcement to disperse protesters near the White House last week has intensified, as the nati(...)

 Forrest Fenn, an art collector, at his home in Santa Fe. He created the treasure hunt. Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

After 10 years the chase for hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains comes to an end. Forrest Fenn, a New Mexico art collector who had created the trea(...)

Bob Behnken, a Nasa astronaut, in his spacesuit at SpaceX headquarters. Photograph: SpaceX via AP/NYT

Michael Bay, the director of the 1998 cosmic disaster movie Armageddon, once gave an interview discussing the worst crisis in the making of the film. (...)

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol as part of UN peacekeeping duties.

Some 350 Irish troops serving in Lebanon will have to spend an extra six weeks in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The troops were originall(...)

John Hemingway (100-years- old), who is the only surviving Irish Battle of Britain pilot veteran, pictured with a photograph of himself aged 20 in 1939 just after the outbreak of the second World War. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irishman John Hemingway is now the last of the second World War “Few” who fought in the Battle of Britain still alive. It follows the death in a York(...)

US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr Anthony Fauci speaks under the eye of US president Donald Trump in April. Photograph: Leah Millis

The White House is considering disbanding its coronavirus task force, vice-president Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as the death toll from Covid-19 in th(...)

The second World War photo album of Albert Sutton, who died in 2018 at the age of 96

A photo album from an Irish second World War veteran who was present at the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp has been made public fo(...)

While some Seattle businesses have already closed their door, others have found ways to adapt. Photograph: Reuters

Last week, Olga Sagan gathered her staff at Piroshky Piroshky, a chain of pastry makers in Seattle. Foot traffic had dropped 70 per cent because of th(...)

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