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Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays with Covid-19 patient Esperanza Salazar, as she speaks with family members remotely, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Centre in the Mission Hills neighbourhood  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

The US has now passed the once-unthinkable tally of 500,000 people dead from Covid-19 – almost matching the number of Americans killed in the second W(...)

Des and Mona Manahan:  a group of their friends organised a surprise renewal of their vows in Las Vegas for their 50th wedding anniversary

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Chris Eubank fights Michael Watson for the WBO middleweight title at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London in 1991. Photo: Brendan Monks/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

June 1991 and Donald McRae found himself alone on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Excited, uncertain, anxious he stood under a burning sky, the desert sun(...)

Paula Gahan in Times Square in New York

Most of the time you don’t appreciate the good times while they’re happening, figuring it out only in retrospect, but I knew I had the best job in the(...)

For some, the impersonal nature of fitness apps won’t cut it and that’s where other services are stepping in to fill the gap left by the traditional gym

We have learned to adapt to a whole new way of living in the past year as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down various aspects of our lives. Some ch(...)

US president Donald Trump: The pardon power remains one of the last and most likely outlets for quick unilateral action. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

As US president Donald Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting (...)

No Vegas dazzle: The sparse set of an all-digital Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Photograph: Consumer Technology Association/AFP

Image of the week: Virtual Vegas The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is usually a festival of robots, curved television screens and robots with curve(...)

Audi’s electric Formula E racer Lucas Di Grassi on the e-Tron GT: “For me, is the best all around car I’ve ever driven”

As with everything since last March, we can’t actually go to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, but major car makers are none(...)

Sorcar, the Indian magician, cuts his assistant Dipty Dey in half in London in 1956. Photograph: Terry Fincher/Keystone/Getty

A hundred years ago next weekend a magician named Percy Thomas Tibbles literally and laboriously sawed through a sealed wooden box that contained(...)

Not only did Martin Luther gift the world Protestantism, he also gave it the Christmas tree

So here it is, merry Christmas everybody’s having fu . . . um, a socially distanced and responsible time in small and sober groups from not more than (...)

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