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Noa, an app that narrates written journalism from news publishers, has allied with edtech company Go1.

Noa, the Irish media group that curates playlists of audio versions of news articles, has secured a €200,000 investment from global edtech platform Go(...)

A stay-at-home message is displayed on a screen in western Sydney during the city’s prolonged Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty

Soldiers in Australia began patrolling Sydney on Monday to enforce stay-at-home rules as Australia struggles to stop the highly-contagious Delta varia(...)

Volunteers direct traffic at a Covid-19 drive-through testing clinic in eastern Brisbane, as Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton / AFP/ Getty Images

Anti-lockdown protests planned in Sydney on Saturday failed to materialise, with police confident a city-wide crackdown on movement and checkpoints en(...)

Malaysian police look on as a steamroller crushes bitcoin-mining machines in the city of Miri. Photograph: Dennis Wong/AFP

Image of the week: Crushed crypto Cryptocurrencies are a “tulip bulb” with “no inherent worth”, according to Luke Ellis, boss of hedge fund manager M(...)

Policemen hold down a man at  a demonstration against compulsory vaccination of certain workers and the obligatory use of a Covid-19  health pass in Paris. Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy

More than 160,000 demonstrators took to the streets in France on Saturday to protest against the government’s Covid-19 health pass policy, with brief (...)

Victor Matfield controls the maul to set up the try for Heinrich Brussow of South Africa during the first Test match between the   Springboks and the   Lions at  Kings Park Stadium on June 20th, 2009 in Durban. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

You could write the definitive book on life and rugby based on the opening Tests of a British & Irish Lions series alone. It would cover every emo(...)

 Brisbane has been confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Olympic Games. File photograph: Adam Davy/PA

The Olympics will return to Australia for a third time after Brisbane was formally awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Games following a vote of Inter(...)

People wait for a tram in the near-empty central business district in Sydney on Sunday, on the first full day of a two-week Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. Photograph: Steven Saphore/AFP via Getty Images

Australia reported on Sunday one of the highest numbers for locally acquired coronavirus cases this year, triggering lockdowns in the cities of Sydney(...)

Brian O’Driscoll dives over the line to score a try for the of the British and Irish Lions during the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in June 2001. Photograph: David Rogers/Allsport

These have been grim times for everybody, but some people had the good fortune to cope with the various lockdowns better than others. For young parent(...)

David Lynott owns Hydro Attack

When David Lynott left Enniscrone, Co Sligo, in 2008, aged 25, he was looking for adventure. He just didn’t know quite how much adventure lay in his f(...)

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