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The most visible advance in falling renewable energy is in the scale of wind turbines. Photograph: iStock

The cost of renewable energy is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as technologies such as gigantic wind turbines arriv(...)

Newstalk: George Hook has been working at a station where the line between news and opinion has blurred

Last week Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three masked men outside her home in Bangalore. She was a newspaper editor and a critic of right-wing extremi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: Friday’s test was a calibrated response to fresh sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, following the last nuclear test. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Breakfast television in Tokyo is normally a frothy mélange of children’s cartoons, variety shows and soft news. Now for the second time in less than a(...)

A photo distributed  by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang in late August 2017. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for sup(...)

The 50th and final dare of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, sadly, has been completed by approximately 200 players worldwide: suicide.

‘Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife!’ was the internet ‘joke du jour’ in 2010 when Huntsville Alabama resident Antoine Dodson was interviewed by a local t(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 8 during a media event at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP

Shares in iPhone seller Apple were trading down by as much as 1.82 per cent in New York early trade on Wednesday. The company’s much-hyped event on (...)

 I received the attached picture from Ruth Kelly, who works for a company called Graepel, in Kinsale. It’s of the ill-fated ‘Lusitania’

I’ve been cheered to learn that at least one hard copy of last Thursday’s Irish Times has reached the far side of Canada – Vancouver, to be exact. &nb(...)

Members of the National Human Rights and Crime Control Organisation hold candles along with photographs of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during a  vigil in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Police in India have made little progress in investigating the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore last week, despite posting a Rs(...)

Rohingya refugees carry their belongings as they arrive in  Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top UN human rights official has said.(...)

Dermot Desmond’s firm Daon has  provided services to the Irish Government for the public services card and passports.

Two tech firms – one owned by businessman Dermot Desmond – involved in the creation of a controversial biometric database in India, are providing serv(...)

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