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Former sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for Covid-19. File photograph: Getty Images

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Ja(...)

 Usain Bolt: “Just to be safe I’ll quarantine myself and just take it easy.” Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has confirmed he is in quarantine as he awaits the result of a coronavirus test. The 34-year-old Jamaica(...)

 US vice-president Joe Biden meets locals in Ballina, Co Mayo during a visit to Ireland in  June 2016. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

With the official nomination this week of Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate for November’s election, the former vice-president moves one step clos(...)

US president Donald Trump: his wife Melania and he requested an absentee ballot in Florida to enable them to vote remotely in November. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski

Former US president Barack Obama accused president Donald Trump of trying to “kneecap” the US postal service, as he urged citizens and lawmakers to “p(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

It took less than an hour for the smear attacks to begin. Shortly after Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s running mate this week, the Trump camp(...)

Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee, listens as Joe Biden speaks in   Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Vice-presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pledged to get to work immediately to help defeat Donald Trump, as she joined Joe Biden on stage for the first(...)

In recent days, many men have been handing themselves in to their local tonsorial correction facilities, with the usual pleas for clemency, eg: “Short but  not too short.”

For a while there, coronavirus threatened to revolutionise male hairstyles in a way that hadn’t happened since the hippy years. Then the barbershops(...)

 A depiction of conditions on a slave ship

The entrance to Trinity College Dublin through the College Green front gate is one of Dublin’s best-known images. Few know it was built with money in (...)

Police stand in front of Oriel College during a protest of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign. Photograph: Will Oliver/ EPA

Up to a thousand people have gathered in Oxford to demand the removal of a statue outside Oriel College of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes as councils ac(...)

Illustration: Andrew Rybalko/iStock/Getty

From established talent to rising stars, and whether you prefer fact or fiction, all of these books deserve a place on your reading list in the mon(...)

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