Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complicatio(...)

A man passes by a section of roof that was blown off of a building in the French Quarter by Hurricane Ida winds. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP Photo

More than a million people remained without power in and around New Orleans on Monday as residents and authorities began to assess the damage from Hur(...)

Michael Lewis, the bestselling author, in his writing cottage in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Peter Prato/The New York Times

The bestselling author’s latest book follows scientific freethinkers who both predicted and managed the US’s Covid-19 crisis in the face of bureauc(...)

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children’s wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas that was destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

The remnants of Hurricane Laura doused Arkansas on Friday and were due to bring rain to the US east coast over the weekend. Since downgraded to a tro(...)

The USNS Comfort passes the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York harbour on Monday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

People cheered the US Navy hospital ship Comfort as it sailed into New York on Monday, a beacon of the national effort to stanch the coronavirus outbr(...)

Bourbon Street in New Orleans earlier this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Yanti Turang, an emergency room nurse at a New Orleans hospital, walked out into the car park in full protective gear early this month to meet a woman(...)

Namita Pradhan, second from right, works alongside colleagues at iMerit’s technology center in Bhubaneswar, India. Tech executives rarely discuss the labour-intensive process that goes into the creation of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/New York Times

Namita Pradhan sat at a desk in downtown Bhubaneswar, India, about 40 miles from the Bay of Bengal, staring at a video recorded in a hospital on the o(...)

Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP Photo

Weakened but still potent, Storm Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Neverth(...)

A palm tree blows in the wind in Morgan City, Louisiana as Hurricane Barry approaches the Louisiana coast. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

A storm forecasters warn is carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture is slowly crawling towards shore along the US Gulf coast, having already caus(...)

Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

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