Tiger Woods is assisted by previous winner Patrick Reed as he dons the green jacket following his victory at the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The first time most of us saw Tiger Woods was in a Nike advert. ‘Hello World’ aired in 1996, when the 21-year-old had just turned pro after leaving co(...)

Amicalola Falls is Georgia’s tallest waterfall. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

We step into the green twilight with just one bag. There’s no road to where we’re going so we have to carry in everything we need on our backs. I feel(...)

 Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann in a face-off against Native American  Nathan Phillips in Washington, in an image that has caused much controversy in the US. Photograph: Kaya Taitano/Social media/Reuters

It began like any typical January day in Washington. Beneath the bright blue skies, tourists and visitors braved the icy cold temperatures to walk alo(...)

  US supreme court in Washington: the court also decided not to take up a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, leaving  800,000 people  in legal limbo. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump’s contentious move to ban transgender people from the military received a boost from the supreme court on Tuesday which rule(...)

Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

California senator Kamala Harris has become the latest Democrat to announce a run for the US presidency, joining an already crowded field ahead of nex(...)

Earthscape: Our planet, as never seen before Christmas Eve, 1968

On Christmas Eve 1968, 50 years ago, one of the most famous photographs in history was taken. Earthrise depicted our planet as it had never been see(...)

Vindicated: Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine, and Katie Hannon of RTÉ in Whistleblower

During one brief pocket of calm in what we can call the Maurice McCabe saga, the second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story (RTÉ One, Tues(...)

Serena Williams: GQ’s “woman” of the year

Serena Williams is GQ’s “woman” of the year. Not its “woman of the year”, you understand, but its “woman” of the year. For the second year in a row th(...)

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy (bass, left), Brian O’Reilly on electric guitar and Paud O’Reilly on drums.

It was the year of the Prague Spring, the student revolt in France and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy in the US. Meanwh(...)

A screengrab from the Front Line Defenders website. The charity has won a UN prize.

An Irish charity that protects human rights workers worldwide has been named as one of the winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize. Fro(...)

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