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(...)

The Florida State Capitol building in the US

The newly installed official who oversees elections in the critical swing state of Florida resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained photos of him (...)

Former US presidents  George W Bush (centre), Barack Obama, (second left),  George HW Bush (far left), Bill Clinton, (second right), and Jimmy Carter (right) in the Oval Office of the White House on January  7th, 2009. George H.W. Bush, the  president who fashioned a restrained response to the Soviet Union’s collapse has died. He was 94. Photograph:  Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W Bush have led tributes to George HW Bush, the 41st US president who died on Friday at the age of (...)

 Volunteers  help rescue three children from their flooded home in James City, United States. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

After days waiting for Hurricane Florence to reach the east coast of the United States, the strongest hurricane of the year made landfall on Friday, b(...)

The Bushes had celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A private funeral for former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only American woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar watches a cultural display from members of the Choctaw nation at the Choctaw tribal council in Oklahoma on day two of his US visit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced a new scholarship for Choctaw people to study in Ireland, as he paid his first visit to the Native American commu(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

Morgan C Babst

After a summer that saw parts of the the United States battered by multiple hurricanes, there is a timeliness to Morgan C Babst’s debut The Floating W(...)

Legendary   piano man Fats Domino in 2007.  The New Orleans resident has died at 89. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Fats Domino, the rock’n’roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music, has died at the age of 89. He died on(...)

Nate gained strength Friday as it headed toward popular Mexican beach resorts and ultimately the US Gulf coast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast as a Category (...)

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