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 Bundee Aki tackles Ulupano Seuteni of Samoa leading to his red card. Photograph: EPA

Bundee Aki will miss the rest of the World Cup after receiving a three-week ban for his red card against Samoa. The Ireland centre was sent off in t(...)

People in a street covered with mud in Kawasaki, near Tokyo: typhoon Hagibis hit Japan provoking landslides and overflowing rivers. Photograph: Jiji Press

The vast majority of people in Tokyo watched the destruction wrought by the weekend’s typhoon in the same way as people around the world: on their tel(...)

Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka scores a try during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match against  Scotland at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Some days a country is unbeatable. Ireland against England under Croke Park’s glare in 2007. New Zealand the week after any All (...)

Fans arrive at the Yokohama Stadium for Japan’s clash with Scotland. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Scotland’s Rugby World Cup fate will be decided on the pitch after their Group A clash with Japan was given the go-ahead following a stadium inspectio(...)

‘The airport? I don’t know where you get your ideas from!’

Sorcha is busy baking. Yeah, no, Mount Anville are planning to create a giant school logo made up of thousands and thousands of green and white, glute(...)

A woman waves a fishermen’s flag ahead of the Fiji and Uruguay match  in Kamaishi last month. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Takeshi Nagata scrolls through his phone, checking forecasts. His face turns pensive. It’s a crystalline autumn Wednesday lunchtime in Tohoku, Japan’s(...)

From left:  American professor and solid-state physicist, John Goodenough, British professor Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Akira Yoshino. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas,Christof Stache, Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, (...)

Houston Rockets in action: China  state broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent are pulling the plug on plans to air upcoming exhibition games. Photograph: Christopher Jue

“You gotta lower your ideals of freedom if you wanna suck on the warm teat of China, ” was the wisdom proffered in a recent South Park episode. The (...)

Bus Éireann: The Government is to spend an extra €384 million on boosting rural transport. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government will spend an extra €384 million on new trams, rail cars, roads and other measures to boost transport next year. Minister for Finance,(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s budget speech is broadcast on multiple televisions at Harvey Norman Airside Retail Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has delivered a “Brexit budget” amid criticism of the Government over its measures to tackle climate change and t(...)

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