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Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

Deceptively radical? Former US vice-president and now candidate for the presideny Joe Biden. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Soviet Union used to alternate between bald leaders and ones with formidable hair. The US, which is seldom ruled by the smooth of pate, swings aro(...)

John Lewis, the non-violent civil rights campaigner who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and nearly died from police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, has died at age 80. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, died on Friday aged 80. Lewis, a Democrat(...)

US presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Makela/New York Times

Donald Trump has won the electoral college by a clear margin. Yet America is in ferment. Cities around the world are holding candlelit vigils for US d(...)

Tuskar Rock Lighthouse by Ivan Sutton (€1,500-€2,000), Whyte’s.

With lockdown restrictions lifting, auction houses are beginning to open up for public viewings once again. Both de Vere’s of Kildare Street and Whyte(...)

There has also been chatter about the stuff on your face. Photograph: RoBeDeRo/Getty Images

There has been much talk about hair over the last few months. The communion of bald gits, cutting our own sparse mop for years, snort as our toilet re(...)

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden during a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president who is struggling out of the blocks in the Democratic presidential race, had just taken some friendly question(...)

American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

Bernie Sanders is joined by family as he speaks at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa. The voting system went into meltdown on Monday night, delaying the announcement of results. Photograph: Hilary Swift/New York Times

As darkness fell on the city of Des Moines, queues began to form in the corridors of Morris Elementary School. Local residents had braced the cold (...)

John Hume (left) and  Seamus Mallon address the media at Stormont, November 29th, 1999. Photograph:  Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Seamus Mallon and John Hume were the two big beasts of the SDLP. While both men represented the heart and soul of the party, Mallon also was its guts (...)

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