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Women walk in heavy rain as Typhoon Haishen hits Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture on Sunday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Typhoon Haishen drew closer to Japan’s southern mainland on Sunday, cutting power and prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potent(...)

Keeping hens is so much more than the luxury of breakfasting on homegrown eggs. Photograph: Getty

Few things in life are more satisfying than taking a stroll to a hen house and scooping up warm, freshly laid eggs. When I was pregnant with our first(...)

File image of Dr Anthony Fauci with US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday called the White House effort to discredit him “bizarre” and urged an end to the divisivene(...)

People take pictures on rocks next to the docked Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Tuesday as authorities checked if any passengers that remained could have the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP  via Getty Images)

Two Irish-German passengers who were on board the Princess Diamond cruise ship, currently docked off Yokahama, Japan, have tested positive for the cor(...)

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(...)

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