Darek Fidyka who was completely paralysed from the waist down in a knife attack is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.  Photograph: BBC/PA Wire 1:34

A Polish man who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatm(...)

A handout picture from the Nepalese Army shows members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, yesterday.

The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on a popular hiking route in Nepal rose by nine today to 39 after a helicopter search spotted more(...)

Ireland’s Jack Grealish clashes with Ermin Alic of Montenegro in an under-21 tie earlier this year. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

A strong afterglow from the Republic of Ireland’s strong start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign is poised to burn brighter by the probable enlisti(...)

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Here is a flavour of the German newspapers’ reaction to last night’s 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen. Nonsense. This is only(...)

Ireland’s John O’Shea, Stephen Ward and Marc Wilson (right to left) celebrate after their Euro 2016 Group D qualification soccer match against Germany in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Stephen Ward has warned Scotland that the Republic of Ireland will not surrender their unbeaten Euro 2016 start without a fight as the pair prepare t(...)

Scotland fullback Alan Hutton has admitted frustration over his role in the 2-2 draw against Poland - but will take encouragement from the team’s performance in Warsaw. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Scotland fullback Alan Hutton has admitted frustration over his role in the 2-2 draw against Poland — but will take encouragement from the team’s per(...)

 Germany’s Julian Draxler (right) and Glenn Whelan  vie for the ball. Photograph: Fredrik von Erichsen/EPA

Glenn Whelan believes he may just have spotted a star of the future during the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifier draw in Germany. Ireland(...)

John O’Shea (centre) of Ireland celebrates after scoring  the late equaliser against world champions Germany in   at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Fredrik Von Erichsen / EPA

Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1It seemed too much to ask for that Ireland might come to Germany’s old mining capital and somehow dig out a result but (...)

 Shaun Maloney (left) of Scotland celebrates with his team-mates after scoringthe first against Poland in  Warsaw. Photograph: EPA

Poland 2 Scotland 2Poland’s quest for automatic qualification at the Republic of Ireland’s expense remains on course despite being denied their third (...)

  André Schürrle out of tonight’s game against Ireland. Photograph: Joern Pollex/Getty Images

Chelsea midfielder André Schürrle has been ruled out of this evening’s qualifying game in Gelsenkirchen after coming down with a bout of flu. The 23 (...)