The Grand Princess at the Port of Oakland in  California. The cruise ship was turned away from San Francisco.  Photograph: Getty Images

When the 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew of the Diamond Princess set sail from Yokohama, near Tokyo, on January 20th, they had expected to disembark a(...)

Operation to recover bodies from White Island after a volcanic eruption on Monday. Photograph: New Zealand Defence Force/PA Wire

A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this w(...)

 View from a rescue helicopter as it heads toward the smoldering White Island volcano off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Photograph: Getty

Victims of New Zealand’s deadly volcanic eruption off White Island were covered in ash and appeared to have been badly burned, said a helicopter rescu(...)

The ruins of homes is seen on September 6th, 2019 in Elbow Key Island, Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian hit the island chain as a category 5 storm battering them for two days before moving north. Photograph: Jose Jimenez/Getty

As Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by Hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through he(...)

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

The smell of death hung over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, where relief workers on Friday sifted through the debris of shattere(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

 This satellite image obtained from shows Tropical Storm Dorian (in the lower part of the image)off South America as it approaches the Caribbean on Tuesday. Photograph: HO/NOAA/AFP

Puerto Rico braced on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, one of the island’s first major tests since devastating hurricanes struck i(...)

EU beret vs Union Jack cape: let the battle commence. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Image of the week: Choose your player The anti-Brexit protester in her telltale beret comes face-to-face with the Union Jack flag-turned-cape of the (...)

Photograph: iStock

Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

The fabled Queen Elizabeth – QE2  – will be visiting Killybegs and Dublin this year.

Irish ports are going to have a busy year, with more than 400 cruise ships scheduled to dock across the country. Dublin will have almost 150 visiting (...)

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