Actors Felicity Huffman (left) and  Lori Loughlin are among those charged in a cheating scandalls in US higher education. Photographs:  Lisa O’Connor  and Tommaso Boddi/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy parents collectively paid tens of millions of dollars to buy places for their children at elite American universities, authorities have allege(...)

Environmental activists hold letters “Save the climate, save the people” in front of a  church in Imielin near Katowice, Poland, during the COP24 climate  conference. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski

The pace of negotiations at the UN climate talks has quickened in advance of politicians returning to Katowice in Poland this weekend. An attempt to f(...)

Under President Xi Jinping, China has cracked down on corruption, including involved trying to repatriate economic fugitives overseas with a police operation known as “Operation Foxhunt”. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

China has defended its decision to bar the children of a fugitive businessman and their mother, all three of them US citizens, from leaving the countr(...)

Graduate training programmes offer graduates a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in their chosen career area. Photograph: iStock

Dedicated graduate programmes are increasingly important to recruitment and more companies are going down this route. The following is a selection of (...)

There are so many options for postgraduate study and research in the USA, with over 1,700 universities offering postgraduate degrees. Photo: iStock

I recently achieved a 2:1 in my college degree. Over the past year I’ve been considering applying to universities in the United States to pursue postg(...)

In prison, for hours a day, Valentino Dixon liked to draw detailed landscapes in coloured pencil. Photograph: YouTube

There were dozens of witnesses when a gunfight broke out on a street corner in Buffalo, New York, on August 10th, 1991. At least three people were in(...)

Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on an indictment against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, in Washington DC on June 15th. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a New York Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his ann(...)

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan in France. They began their trip in July 2017 and arrived in Europe in December. Photograph: Simplycycling.org via The New York Times

Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: Th(...)

Colombia’s new president Iván Duque during the inauguration ceremony at Bolivar Square in Bogota, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s youngest elected president has been sworn in to office, promising to “make corrections” to a peace deal with leftist rebels that has divide(...)

 George Mitchell at  an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast  Agreement at Queen’s University, Belfast, on April 10th, 2018. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Donald Trump was out of town this week, escaping to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to sit out the political controversies that continue to engulf his presidenc(...)

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