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Women's World Cup qualifier: Northern Ireland 0-4 Sweden

<b>Northern Ireland fell to a 4-0 defeat against Sweden in Saturday's Women's World Cup qualifier in Portadown.</b><p>The Swedes, with a 100% record after three games, were 2-0 up inside 18 minutes through a Kosoware Asllani penalty and a goal by Lotta Schelin.<p>Two late goals by Emma Lundh and Lina Nilsson …

Katsutoshi Sasaki's Imai house is just three metres wide

Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates built this unusually skinny house on a three-metre-wide site in a residential district of Aichi Prefecture, Japan (+ …

Competition: five PK Arkitektar monographs to be won

<b>Competition:</b> Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Arvinius + Orfeus to give readers the chance to win five monographs of work by Icelandic architect …

House in Chiba by Yuji Kimura hides a garage and balcony behind its walls

This metal-clad house in Chiba, Japan, was designed by architect Yuji Kimura to fill its site, meaning a car-parking space and balcony had to be …

Ireland v Italy: Brian O’Driscoll's greatest hits

As Brian O’Driscoll makes his final home appearance for Ireland, former team-mates recall his key moments<p><b>FOLLOW IRELAND v ITALY: LIVE</b><p><b>His first Test call-up</b><p><b>Australia 46 Ireland 10 – 1999</b><p><b>Conor O’Shea, Ireland international</b><p>I was lucky enough to be there at the start of his career, not just for his …

The 2014 Winter #Paralympics have been opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a spectacular opening ceremony in Sochi http://bbc.in/1fLU6N6 The ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium was themed Breaking the Ice and featured music, dance, special effects and fireworks. The #Ukraine team were represented in the athletes' parade by Mykailo Tkachenko (pictured below), their flag-bearer and only athlete to participate in the parade. Action starts on Saturday and runs until Sunday 16 March. Visit BBC Sport on Facebook http://bbc.in/1fLU8nW for more photos from the ceremony. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Alex Calderwood: the cool hunter

Deidre Schoo/The New York Times/Redux/Eyevine<p>Calderwood’s vision for his Ace group rewrote the rulebook for the 21st-century hotel: a communal table dominates the lobby in Manhattan. Photograph: Deidre Schoo/The New York …

Ribbon-Like Broadcast Tower Coming to a Hilltop in Turkey

International architecture firms <b>IND</b> and <b>Powerhouse Company</b> have triumphed in a competition to design a 328-foot-tall broadcast tower in Çanakkale, Turkey with their plan for a ring-shaped platform that rises to form a sleek communications mast. Aside from the tower, the competition brief called for …

Wes Anderson, the film director who designs just-so stories

Pastel pink and perfectly symmetrical, the Grand Budapest Hotel rises up from its painted alpine setting like something off a kitsch vintage biscuit tin. In the distance, among all the peaks, a funicular (actually a model) can be seen wobbling up a mountain. Meanwhile, staff wearing neat, brightly …

Lee Daniels Confirmed to Direct Janis Joplin Biopic with Amy Adams

Mark Kermode reviews Filth

Blue Jasmine – review

"Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown; there's only so many traumas a person can withstand before they take to the street and start screaming." Awards season is declared officially open as Cate Blanchett becomes an early frontrunner for best actress with this magnificent portrayal of a woman …

Stalin's Rope Roads

The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today. In the early 20th century, after the U.S.S.R. annexed Georgia, Soviet authorities were intent on extracting the vast manganese deposits …

The Broken Lives of Fukushima

More than two and a half years have passed since the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, wrecking the Fukushima nuclear plant and claiming nearly 16,000 lives. When it became clear that nuclear contamination was widespread, the government evacuated about 160,000 people …

Listen to Ryan Adams’ new song, “When Pigs Fly”

In between his recent sessions with Fall Out Boy, deadmau5, and new band Pornography, not to mention his anti-Sean Hannity Twitter spat, Ryan Adams …

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The 10 Baddest Police Officers On Film

<i>Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (Filth, 2013)</i><p>Jon S Baird's funny, frenetic adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel is a cracking comedy-drama about the wrong arm of the law. James McAvoy gives the performance of his career as the bigoted, bipolar, drug-guzzling Detective Sergeant who turns his …

Public Information Films: the true kings of horror

<b>T</b>he Grim Reaper stalks the reservoirs of Britain, hoping to lure an errant child to his death. A northern lad rescues a football from an electricity pylon before meeting a crispy end. Two friends caper along a train line as the rails begin to hum. A schoolboy sits moodily behind his mother, not …

5 Absurd Exploitation Film Subgenres

Film is a great way to escape the everyday and participate in a rich and wonderful fantasy world, whether you're heading to Middle-earth in Peter …

Here Are Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Studious list-maker Quentin Tarantino has compiled his top 10 films of 2013 (so far), and the results may surprise you. We didn’t expect to find Gore …

Eerie but Uplifting Photos Show the Last House Standing

Photographer Ben Marcin has created an interesting series that can only be described as eerie but uplifting. Called <i>Last House Standing</i>, it shows houses on the eastern seaboard, some in the worst neighborhoods, standing not with others but all alone. At one time, for an entire city block, these 19th …

Capturing The U.K.'s Disappearing Wrestling Culture

Photographer Daniel Patrick Lilley likes to cheer for the underdog.<p>As a kid in Southampton, England, he often watched World Wrestling Federation matches on TV and was a fan of the Triple H, a menacing anti-hero.<p>"I've always rooted for the bad one," he says.<p>Fast forward to 2010, when Lilley was able …

Spreading the Social Media Gospel

Pro skier, pro instagrammer. Dash Longe, absorbed in the vortex that is his phone. PHOTO: Mark Fisher<p><b>WORDS: Michael Harrison</b><p>On his third day in La …

The Bodyweight Workout to Build Plyometric Power for Improved Athletic Performance

A game-changing difference between a good athlete and a <i>great</i> athlete is explosive power and strength. Make-or-break moments could come down to a jump …

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“Four”midable Mid Ulster

By Clare · October 6, 2013 · Filed in News<p>The domestic season has just finished with Mid Ulster Ladies senior team finishing mid table in the Premier …

New Order - Temptation (Trainspotting Soundtrack)

LAWRIE SANCHEZ: NORTHERN IRELAND’S UNLIKELY SAVIOUR