The headquarters of News Corp Australia in Sydney. Photograph:  Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will close or stop printing more than 100 regional and community titles across Australia as it succumbs to the market domi(...)

 Indian farmers harvesting  wheat. As much as one third of the world’s population could  be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century. Photograph:  EPA/Sanjay Baid

More than three billion people will be living in places with “near unlivable” temperatures by 2070, according to a major study of global heating trend(...)

Australia are due to play Ireland in Dublin in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As July tours of the southern hemisphere are about to be postponed or even abandoned, the next threat to Irish rugby’s revenue stream is cancellation (...)

A  red snapper on the  Great Barrier Reef in  Australia. The reef is the world’s largest living structure and has become a potent symbol of the damage wrought by climate change.   Photograph:  Reinhard Dirscherl\ullstein bild via Getty Images

Australia has downgraded the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef to “very poor” for the first time, highlighting a fierce battle between environmental (...)

Ireland’s Leah Lyons in action against Italy during the Women’s Six Nations Championship in Parma earlier this year. Photograph: ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Leading figures in global rugby – from Bernard Laporte to Raelene Castle – lunched at the Irish Georgian Society’s home on South William Street i(...)

Phar Lap’s hide was preserved by a taxidermist and is now exhibited in the Melbourne Museum

It seems I owe New Zealand an apology for suggesting here last week (An Irishman’s Diary, October 31st) that the great 1920s racehorse Phar Lap was “A(...)

Frank De Groot raises his sword to cut the ribbon

Decades before Irish racing trainers started winning the Melbourne Cup, as they may do again next week, another horseman from this island achieved a n(...)

Prime minister Scott Morrison is discussing overturning decades of Australian foreign policy and moving Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election that could weaken its grip on power, said on Tuesday Canberra w(...)

The New York Times report.

Media organisations from around the world have their eyes on Ireland today, as counting in the referendum to repeal the country’s strict anti-abortion(...)

David Power. Photograph: Con Kelleher

The 17th-century Gaelic warrior Alisdair MacColla is now all but forgotten, except to specialist historians. But he made a big impression in his time,(...)

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