A man prays  at the site where 17 schoolgirls and two adults were stabbed last week in in Kawasaki, Japan. A schoolgirl and an adult were killed, and the attacker took his own life. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

After the stabbing of 17 schoolgirls and two adults at a bus stop near Tokyo last week, a shocked public has been grasping for answers as to what cou(...)

 Police forensics experts at the crime scene in Kawasaki, Japan on Tuesday. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father o(...)

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Sobbing relatives huddled in grief; a final kiss on the frigid forehead of the deceased, the solemn march to the graveyard. For millions of people, th(...)

Mari Smith, “the queen of Facebook”, is among the speakers for the Social Media Summit which begins on Tuesday at Croke Park

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Gardaí from the Special Detective Unit and members of the Criminal Assets Bureau raided houses of suspected drug dealers in Raleigh Square, Crumlin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí who raided the homes of suspected major drugs dealers were forced to use hydraulic equipment to break through armoured front and rear doors. (...)