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The global rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year has been driven by increased use of coal to generate power and heat, the UN climate tal(...)

Cathrina Cahill (27) is escorted after her sentencing in the Supreme Court in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: EPA/DEAN LEWINS

An Irishwoman has been jailed in Australia for stabbing her fiance to death. Cathrina Cahill stabbed David Walsh (29) once in the neck (...)

It is hard to imagine hundreds lining up for handcuffs, especially full-time workers. A criminal record can make a lot of things trickier at work: getting a visa, finding a new job and keeping an old one. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the past 10 days, two friends of mine on opposite sides of the world have both done something I have never seen either do before. One in Sydney che(...)

 Chris Dawson (right) arriving at the Sydney Police Centre, after being extradited from the Gold Coast to Sydney, where he was charged with the murder of his wife Lynette Dawson, who disappeared in 1982. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/EPA

The 36-year-old cold case had always been memorable: Lynette Dawson, a nurse and childcare worker, vanished from a coastal suburb of Sydney, leaving t(...)

 Tourists take photographs against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as a dust storm descends on Sydney. Photograph: Dean Lesins/EPA

A dust storm that engulfed parts of Australia’s outback has swept through Sydney, sparking public health warnings over poor air quality. The country(...)

Roxy Jacenko’s book bills itself as a ‘no-bullshit guide to PR, social media and building your brand’

The Australian socialite and businesswoman Roxy Jacenko has had to pulp the first copies of her latest book after a quote on the cover mistakenly said(...)

Seán O’Brien speaks with James Ryan, Dan Leavy, Rory Best and Kieran Marmion at the Ireland rugby squad training in Carton  House, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After the Chicago jaunt, different gravy all right. In renewing their rivalry at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm), no less than Argenti(...)

Podge Collins: featured prominently during the summer as Clare enjoyed their best season since 2013.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hurling goes global over the next couple of weeks with Galway and Kilkenny meeting for the Wild Geese trophy in Sydney this weekend. The other four o(...)

Demonstrators march during a protest in Sydney to demand humane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

After Trump in the US, Erdogan in Turkey, Bolsonaro in Brazil and gains for extremist parties across Europe, Australia might have been expected to fol(...)

BMW Z4 M40i

Another week, and another new BMW put through its paces on and off the track. Last week we reported on the flagship 8-Series coupe. This week it’s som(...)

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