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The case continues before the High Court

The decision to extend planning permission for a €500 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant beside the Shannon estuary should have not have procee(...)

A return trip from Europe to Australia generates about 4.5 tonnes of carbon. Photograph: Tim Shaffer/Reuters

International aviation carbon emission could grow seven-fold over the next 30 years despite climate change concerns, according to International Civil (...)

A section of ‘Song of Lasting Sorrow’, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu

What is it? Song of Lasting Sorrow, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu, dates from the late 1640s. It is based on the (...)

The Irish countryside is many things – cold, wet, grey, green, remote, wet, barren, cow-filled, morose, stoney, wet, brown... Photograph: iStock Photo

We live in a listy time and much of the content we consume comes broken into digestible chunks and helpfully numbered so we can rank its importance mo(...)

High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan. Photograph: Reuters

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday,(...)

Musicians playing at a St Patrick’s Day event in Tokyo. Photograph: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Japan

As part of his practice regime for this month’s Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Taro Nagata hauls his fiddle up into the Alps in Nagano Prefecture in centr(...)

When Lost In Translation was released in 2003, it became many a cinephile’s dream to go and immerse themselves in the brilliant, bizarre culture of Ja(...)

A kimono-clad woman using a sun umbrella on a street during a heatwave in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heatwave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and se(...)

Residents are evacuated  from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. Photograph: AP

Unprecedented rains that have killed at least 66 people also stranded 1,000 in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki on Sunday, including about 100 a(...)

Police check a collapsed road following an earthquake in Takatsuki, north of Osaka prefecture on Monday. Photograph: Jiji Press/STR/Getty Images

A child crushed by a collapsing wall was among the victims of a powerful earthquake that struck around Osaka, Japan’s second-largest metropolis, on Mo(...)

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