A Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania rally outside Dr Kermit Gosnell’s closed abortion clinic in Philadelphia. Three years ago, Dr Gosnell was convicted of the first-degree murder of three infants, the involuntary manslaughter of a patient  and other felony counts. Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

Working on the movie and book about Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of murder, I acquired a swift education on abortion, le(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in press briefing room at the White House in Washington, while discussing the mass  shooting at the community college in Oregon. Photograph: AP

US president Barack Obama put words to the desperation of millions of Americans – and the despair of the rest of the world – on Thursday night after a(...)

Airlift: western health workers have been flown home for treatment. Photograph: Ignacio Gil/ABC/Reuters

It starts with flu-like symptoms, progresses to nausea and vomiting and, in fatal cases, ends in confusion and unstoppable bleeding, internally and ex(...)