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(...)

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(...)

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