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Police at the Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, po(...)

Editor of cultural publication District Magazine Eric Davidson, and DJ Colin Perkins

If you could change one thing about where you’re from, what would that be? Colin: The weather. Eric: That’s true! That would change a lot of things.(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

It may not be as big as Web Summit, and the location certainly isn’t as balmy as Lisbon, but Slush, a Finnish tech conference which gets under way on (...)

Liam Crotty, executive chef Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo

As part of Food Month at The Irish Times, Irish chefs working abroad tell us about their jobs. Liam Crotty is executive chef at Roppongi Hills Club in(...)

When was the last time you cried? Ken: A Thursday. Bad hangover, very tired, after going from Lisbon to Copenhagen. I was by myself listening to the (...)

Broadband wholesaler Siro and telecoms group Vodafone aim to supercharge businesses in Cavan with the launch of a new “gigabit hub”. The hub provides(...)

Terrafugia started out  with a vision  of transportation with practical flying cars

Have we just moved a step closer to a flying Volvo? That is the tantalising possibility brought about by the announcement that Chinese car making gian(...)

Britain will furnish  credit guarantees of $2 billion to Saudi Aramco so it can more easily buy British goods and services.

Britain will provide $2 billion in credit guarantees to Saudi Aramco so it can buy British goods and services more easily, but denied it was part of e(...)

US president Donald Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in toast at the start of a dinner at the Blue House in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US president Donald Trump has moderated his previously belligerent tone on North Korea after meeting President Moon Jae-in in Seoul, saying he “hoped(...)

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