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A Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attendee tries out Yukai Engineering’s Amagami Ham Ham, a cat robot that nibbles your  finger. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP

Image of the week: What happens in Vegas Congratulations to Yukai Engineering for delivering the first great “but why?” of 2022. The Tokyo company ha(...)

15 Croydon Green, Marino, Dublin 3

The beauty of bringing the right architect on board is that you get a home that functions beautifully while discreetly emanating the personality of th(...)

The scene of a crash involving two trains near the Fisherton Tunnel between Andover and Salisbury in Wiltshire. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A “small number” of people have been taken to hospital following a collision between two trains in Salisbury in England on Sunday evening. The incide(...)

Emergency services on London Road in Salisbury, Wiltshire, near to the scene of a crash involving two trains near the Fisherton Tunnel between Andover and Salisbury. – PA

Emergency services scrambled to respond to a collision of two trains near Salisbury, England on Sunday night, in a critical incident that left one tra(...)

Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

Protesters holding up a Coptic Christian cross in one hand and a copy of the Koran in the other hand in Tahrir Square in Cairo on  February 6th, 2011. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

The last guest had checked out, leaving Ahmed Taha sitting on an unmade bed in a deserted room amid rumpled sheets and half-drunk coffee cups, contemp(...)

Kamala Harris has that same magnetic smile that Obama had. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

One wintry day in 1992, my boss drolly told me to try to look young. We were meeting Richard Nixon, and the fallen president preferred to talk to repo(...)

They say that every cloud has a silver lining. It is a phrase beloved of incorrigible optimists, your classic glass-half-full types who find something(...)

Artists are seen on screens during the Eurovision’s Europe Shine A Light remote television show. Photograph: AP

With the coronavirus pandemic persisting longer than even the typical Eurovision power ballad, the inevitable has come to pass. The song-and-dance ja(...)

Belgravia: the Battle of Waterloo happens offscreen.

When a woman in the 19th century, which is in the olden days, paraphrases a line written by LP Hartley in the 1950s, which is also the olden days, you(...)

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