Michael Cohen, behind Donald Trump on the left, at a campaign stop at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 21st, 2016. Photograph: Eric Thayer/New York Times

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, dropped a bombshell this week as he confessed to paying hush money to two women to influence t(...)

Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma celebrates with the team’s supporters after victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA Women’s Final Four National Championship   in 2015. Photograph: Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Midway through the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team’s 100th consecutive victory last week, the television commentary took a strange t(...)

The Folio Society edition of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

As hundreds of thousands of women gathered in Washington to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the novelist Margaret Atwood began get(...)

Apart from their luminary status, what do Leonardo di Caprio, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Arthur C Clarke have in common? All four have taken a k(...)

George W Bush (left) with Jeb Bush in 2006. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

It isn’t about what we know now. It’s about what we knew then. It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday,(...)

A marbled salamander moves through the forest litter on its way to a nearby pond to breed. Its distribution and range are increasing in response to warming winter temperatures. Credit: Mark Urban

One in six of the planet’s species are likely to disappear if climate change continues unchecked, according to fresh research. The losses will be part(...)

 Running back Todd Gurley of the Georgia Bulldogs is getting  a  free  college  education in return for bringing his considerable talents to bear for the Bulldogs every autumn.   Photograph: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Todd Gurley is routinely described as a freak of nature: he’s 6ft 1in, tips the scales at 16½ stone and has run the 100-metre in 10.7 seconds. Gurley(...)

Telling his story: Peter Murphy with Donal MacIntyre of TV3

Peter Murphy, son of former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey and Annie Murphy is now 38. He sells consumer electronics in a store near Boston. He was in (...)

Arthur Pennell and Peter Murphy, at the time of the revelation that Peter was the son of Eamon Casey. Photograph Matt Kavanagh

A frosty reception from Bishop Eamon Casey and his then comparatively affluent circumstances in Galway prompted the 1992 call to The Irish Times which(...)

Publisher Arianna Huffington told students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts:  “What I urge you to do is not just take your place at the top of the world, but to change the world”. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university lawns to thousands o(...)

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