Veteran US talk show host David Letterman will return to television on January 12th in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former president Barack Obama. File image: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

Veteran US talk show host David Letterman will return to television on January 12th in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former preside(...)

Al Gore attends the UK premiere of  ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ at  Somerset House in London earlier this month.  Photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Just over 10 years ago, An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former US vice-president Al Gore, opened in cinemas. Jollied along by Gore’s now well-travell(...)

One month before Jimmy Fallon ruffled Donald Trump’s hair last year, cementing the NBC host’s reputation as a late-night softballer, the Hillary Clint(...)

Dr Henry Heimlich (left), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris (87) who he saved this year from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors’ home in Cincinatti, Ohio. Photograph:  Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via Reuters
Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96
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  • December 18, 2016, 06:23

Henry Heimlich, the medical maverick who came up with a manoeuvre credited with saving thousands of choking victims, died on Saturday at the age of 96(...)

An advertisement campaigning against  Republican presidential candidiate Donald Trump  plays on a media bus in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, August 17th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Between feats of American athletic greatness being televised from the Olympics in Rio, one Hillary Clinton TV advert running against her rival Donald (...)

Like Kimmy, Kemper is chirpy and upbeat, endlessly polite and sincere.

In a hotel room high up in the Manhattan skyline, I’m trying not to confuse the actor Ellie Kemper with her Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character. Kemp(...)

Steven Colbert points to the new sign bearing his name on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York where his  show takes places. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Stephen Colbert brought a mix of politics, patriotism and Hollywood glamour on his first night hosting the CBS Late Show on Tuesday, opening with the (...)

Comedians    Jerry Seinfeld (right) and Trevor Noah: South African faced a backlash of criticism for comments he made on Twitter  about Jews and women shortly after Comedy Central announced he will become the new host of ‘The Daily Show’. Photograph: Brad Penner/USA Today Sports

South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the last-night comedy parody The Daily Show on September 28th, Comedy Centr(...)

US president Barack Obama was among  the high-profile guests David Letterman had on his show throughout the years. Recently, a parade of celebrities including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and George Clooney paid their respects to the talk-show host. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

“You know what I’m going to devote the rest of my life to?” David Letterman said on his last night as the host of Late Show on CBS. “Social media.” Le(...)

US president Barack Obama (left) is interviewed during a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, US president Barack Obama has said that the residual effects of racism have built up over (...)

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