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Citizens demonstrate against new US military base construction in Henoko. Over 70% of voters refused such base building in the February, 2019 referendum. Photograph: Jinhee Lee/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty

Would Northern Ireland’s civil rights movement ever have secured equal rights for nationalists if it wasn’t for the IRA’s armed campaign? Come to that(...)

Grading ceremony at Greystones Karate Club in June. (left to right): Sensei Lynne Loftus, Demid Ivanov-Ryzov, Oisin Young , Ewan Macadam, Kate Macadam, Ruairí Ó Cléirigh, Eoin Davy, Sensei Conan Sherlock, Sensei Dave Blaides.

Lynne Loftus first took an interest in karate when she took her daughter along to a class with a friend. Now she is training and teaching the art in G(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

A Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel searches  the area where two US  Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Kochi prefecture, Japan; Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Five US Marines are missing after two aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during an air-to-air refuelling ex(...)

The best food, and the best-tasting food, is food that has been cooked simply. You don’t need to be a masterchef. You just need to be able to chop that onion. Photograph: Kevin Clark/The Washington Post/Getty Images

“Gradually and then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway was talking about bankruptcy when he wrote those memorable lines in his novel, The Sun Also Rises. Bu(...)

 Thai workers prepare a rubber hose to be used with a pump to reduce the water level inside a cave where football players and their coach are missing  in Chiang Rai province. Photograph: EPA

Thai authorities said on Thursday that they believed members of a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave complex may have reached a large, dry c(...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki  at his new restaurant ichigo ichie in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Takashi Miyazaki’s first job after leaving school was in a small café in the airport of his home city of Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in southern J(...)

Actor R Lee Ermey, at a premiere of “Willard,” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in 2003. File photograph:  Jim Ruymen/Reuters

American actor R Lee Ermey, known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, has died at the age of 74. His manager said he(...)

North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho addresses the  UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

US air force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of for(...)

Psychologists at Spain’s University of Granada describe Post Holiday Syndrome as the gloom you feel after going away and the subsequent anxiety and upset of having to do some work again

It’s September. The kids are back at school. The M50 resembles a car park and it’s getting darker earlier every evening. Taking it all into account, i(...)

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