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Top: A packed stadium watches the Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia (Photo: Getty Images). Bottom: Supporters watch the Galway and Mayo match in Tuam (Photo: Inpho).

If there is to be a season, then at least the GAA won’t have to worry about attendance being down this year. The season resumed over the weekend in a (...)

 New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at an election night event in Auckland on Saturday. Photograph: David Rowland/EPA

Jacinda Ardern has held out the possibility of forming a coalition government despite securing a historic election victory that will enable her Labour(...)

Jacinda Ardern pictured after an election night event at Auckland Town Hall, will govern New Zealand for a second term. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg.

Jacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term, after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so ma(...)

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Labour Party volunteers in Auckland on Friday. Photograph:   Mark Coote/Bloomberg

It’s been called the Covid election, with stability the order of the day. But it has turned into the weirdest general election campaign New Zealander(...)

People walk past a tree in Melbourne’s central business district on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, has marked the 100th day of one of the world’s longest pandemic lockdowns. The Victoria state government (...)

Japan celebrate their win over Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Relive Irish misery and Japanese joy in reverse. Last year provided a fascinating study in how everything can go wrong when a sports team is unequippe(...)

A crowd of 31,000 watched the first Bledisloe Cup match in Wellington. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images

New Zealand Rugby is expecting a “near-capacity” crowd of some 47,000 to pack into Auckland’s Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international aga(...)

Students stand in line to get tested for Covid-19. Photograph: by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Israel 3,275 cases per 100,000 (14 day average to October 7th). Israel’s experience with Covid-19 has put our own recent spike into perspective. With (...)

A worker in a face mask cleans a cafe in London, Britain, October 1st 2020. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

More than 35.11 million people have been reported to be infected by coronavirus globally and 1,035,247 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infect(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Aherne has said it is unlikely the All Blacks will receive special treatment after the Rugby Championship. Photograph: Fiona Goodall/Getty

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the All Blacks’ hopes of avoiding Christmas in quarantine after the Rugby Champio(...)

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