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South Africa’s centre Frans Steyn and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk celebrate their side’s win over Wales. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales 16 South Africa 19 For several seconds after Handre Pollard tapped the game’s final penalty, kicked the ball dead a(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc, speaks during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2018. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty

A sudden, striking influx of glamorous non-techies at a tech hub in California. Grumbles about NDAs. Excited, surreptitious glances. Gossip about disr(...)

Relatives of those killed in Sunday’s car bomb in Ankara mourn in front of forensic medicine institution in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Turkish warplanes struck against Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq on Monday after 37 people were killed in an Ankara car bombing that security (...)

A man places a flower for victims who were killed in an explosion at the near by Sultanahmet, home to the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: EPA

Turkish police have confirmed that they have arrested five people in connection with the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 Germans. One of (...)

Feeling the pinch: Macnas performers Maighread Ní Chonaigh and Hillary Kavanagh in 2002. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Couples conversing in four parked vehicles in Neil LaBute’s Autobahn. Diarmuid de Faoite interacting with wheelie bins in Colm Corless’s The Fairgreen(...)

Munster’s Paul O’Connell  dends off  Toulouse’s Guthro Steenkamp during the Heineken Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park. Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

This is it then, for the sole remaining Irish – indeed Celtic – interest in European affairs this season to extend to the Cardiff final four we(...)

Rory Kockott

A week ago last season’s beaten Heineken Cup finalists rested most of their key men with one eye on a return to European fare. Content enough to emerg(...)

Montpellier’s livewire Jonathan Pelissie could play a vital role in Pool 5. Photograph: Getty

POOL 1Castres OlympiqueBest: semi-finalists 2001-02.ERC European Ranking: 25.HC record: Pl 58, Wins 23, Draws 1, Losses 34.Suffering second season syn(...)