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  Manu Tuilagi: In the week that 139 job losses have been signalled at Twickenham, there is no longer any mileage in pretending that English rugby – or Leicester – has the available spare cash to guarantee the status quo.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/Getty Images

As he sat overlooking the Mediterranean, sipping a cafe au lait, Manu Tuilagi smiled wryly to himself. No need to jump into any harbours these days,(...)

CVC Capital Partners’ estimated €450 million bid for a 14.5 per cent stake in the Six Nations is still in negotiation. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The suggestion that CVC Capital Partners will follow up their €140 million investment in the Pro14 by purchasing a 14.5 per cent stake in the Six Nati(...)

 Japan self-defence forces and police officers join the rescue effort in Kumamoto prefecture, Kyushu. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain t(...)

 People out in Dublin on Saturday evening after pubs reopened earlier in the week.  Photograph: Gaillot et Gray/PA Wire

Ireland can eliminate Covid-19 over the course of the summer but repeatedly imposing, lifting and reimposing restrictions is a dangerous gamble, accor(...)

A street covered by debris in a flood-affected area following torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture. Photograph: STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty

Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that have left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered search and rescue operation(...)

Houses inundated due to heavy rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and landslides, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens strand(...)

The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter become well placed for viewing this month. File photograph: Getty Images

There is a moment in Kim Stanley Robinson’s book Galileo’s Dream when a mysterious stranger prompts the title character to turn his newly acquired spy(...)

Acting US attorney for the southern district of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwel during a  press conference ion Thursday. Photograph: by Johannes EiseleI/AFP via Getty Images

Even in hiding, Ghislaine Maxwell lived the high life. The British socialite, arrested on Thursday for her alleged role in disgraced financier Jeffre(...)

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US equity futures drifted lower in a muted start to the third quarter as investors mulled downbeat economic data and fresh warnings about the spread o(...)

A visitor wearing a face mask walks near a screen displaying precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo

The onset of summer has sparked a rise in incidents of “mask rage” in South Korea, as more hot and bothered commuters either refuse to wear face cover(...)

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