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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(...)

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York: The Green New Deal is a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/ AFP/Getty Images

Three decades of federal “gridlock” in the US on reducing carbon emissions will cause $1 trillion in damage to the global economy, a report by the Ins(...)

The view from Liberty Hall of  traffic crossing the Liffey from Tara Street, in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

Morrill’s Corner in Portland is one of the Maine city’s busiest traffic junctions. Some 33,000 cars pass through it each day, and it doesn’t take much(...)

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(...)

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