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Cian English. File photograph

Two of three men charged with the murder of an Irish teenager in Australia are to appear in court on Wednesday. Cian English (19), originally from Bu(...)

The Covid alarm, slightly larger than a smoke detector, is being hailed as a potential boon for screening in aircraft cabins, classrooms, care homes and offices. File photograph: iStock

The number of cases of Covid-19 worldwide since the pandemic began has exceeded 175.6 million and there have been 3.7 million related deaths. Meanwhil(...)

Farmer Norman Moeris: “We’ve been on our knees, we got up a bit, now we’re back on our knees with the mice.” Photograph: Screengrab

Australian farmer Norman Moeris lifts a protective tarpaulin covering his valuable grain harvest on a cool evening – only to reveal a seething mass of(...)

Tommy Moyles, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: DOL

“Any competitor is a threat, and this is a big one,” says Tommy Moyles, as he tends his 130-strong herd of premium beef cattle on high ground overlook(...)

It turns out that if people can choose which days they work at home and which in the office, a large number will stay home on Mondays and Fridays. Photograph: iStock

Since this column always appears at the start of the week, it was troubling to come across an academic study the other day suggesting workers are at t(...)

Kerry’s new Australia and New Zealand Development and Application Centre in Brisbane will  bring its food innovation cycle under one roof and increase  capacity to drive food innovation.

Food ingredients giant Kerry Group is to develop a new food technology and innovation centre in Queensland, Australia. The Dublin-listed company sai(...)

Dr Niall Conroy, director of public health in Wide Bay, Queensland.

“It’s one thing to fight Covid but, when there’s no Covid, there is a phenomenal amount of work to keep it out,” said Dr Niall Conroy, director of pub(...)

The Cambridge crew, with Caoimhe Dempsey at centre fourth from left, celebrate after winning the 75th Women’s Boat Race. Photograph: Neil Hall/PA

There was joy for Ireland at the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race on Sunday with a double connection to the winning Cambridge women’s crew. Caoimhe Demps(...)

A drive-in Covid-19 testing site at Bowen Hills in Brisbane, Australia, where a snap three-day lockdown is in place following an outbreak. Photograph: EPA

Australia has fallen far behind its target for Covid-19 vaccinations, figures have shown, with only about 670,000 people inoculated against an initial(...)

Debris floats down the Nepean River at Jamisontown on the western outskirts of Sydney. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Thousands more people were moved from Sydney’s western suburbs on Monday as the area braced for further torrential in the wake of its worst flooding i(...)

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