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Competition winners Maria Mulcahy and Peter McGovern of Henry J Lyons Architects present their winning designs, alongside Department of Foreign Affairs secretary general Niall Burgess (centre)

Dublin-based Henry J Lyons Architects has been selected as the winning entry in the Ireland House Tokyo design competition, the Department of Foreign (...)

Jade Wheatley from Australia taking part in the Bali Adaptive Pro, an international contest for surfers with disabilities, at Canggu beach on Indonesia’s resort island in  September, 2019. Photograph: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP via Getty Images

Sometimes I hate filling this column with personal ramblings because, let’s be real, nobody cares. But in a year filled with confusion, distress and c(...)

Kenyan national athletes running through Iten in the Rift Valley. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

As soon as the virus hit, Elish Kelly’s thoughts turned to Iten. No corner of the planet has been left untouched by the virus and in Kenya the governm(...)

Former Nissan Motor Co executive Greg Kelly arrives for the first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP

Former Nissan Motor Co executive Greg Kelly denied charges he helped ex-boss, Carlos Ghosn, hide income as the American lawyer’s trial opened in Tokyo(...)

Pedestrians walk past a screen showing a news report on Yoshihide Suga on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Yoshihide Suga is poised to become Japan’s prime minister after he was comfortably elected to lead the ruling party following the resignation of Shinz(...)

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The last four of eight nominees in the Emerging category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are run in (...)

Former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba is among the front-runners to replace Shinzo Abe as Japanese prime minister. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

Japan is likely to have a new prime minister within weeks after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party set a rapid timetable for replacing the departing (...)

A nurse checks a woman’s temperature before a Covid-19 test at a military hospital in the town of El-Hamma, in Tunisia’s southwestern Gabes governorate on on Wednesday, as cases of novel coronavirus infections surge there. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 cases surpassed 24 million worldwide with India seeing a record spike and South Korea, Italy and France reporting the most new daily infectio(...)

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A rally in global stocks stalled within a whisker of February’s all-time high as investors mulled the pace of the recent gains and expectations for l(...)

Police officers head towards Sarang Jeil Church for a search and seizure operation. Photograph: EPA

Four months ago, South Korea was basking in international praise for containing the coronavirus pandemic. But now it stands on the brink of a second s(...)

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