The first test to determine the chance of a person suffering a stroke or developing heart disease within 10 years in any country in the world has been developed by scientists

(...). In China, the risk soars to 99 per cent.The test, called ‘Globorisk’, was developed by Harvard School(...)

The State funeral procession of late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore. Photograph: Alphonsus Chern/EPA

(...) both a regular visitor to the White House and held up as a role model by China’s Deng Xiaoping - was(...)

One of the beautifully restored reception rooms of Ballyfin in Co Laois

(...) there’s a tour of the house and it’s full of fascinating detail, right down to the basement China room(...)

Áine Byrne from Dublin and Gerard Gunning from Roscommon are both 25 and have been in London for almost three years. He is a menswear print designer and Byrne is studying for a master’s in textile design. Photograph: Kim Cunningham

Brussels and London, he has his sights set on New York, Madrid, China. “I was a broken man after the(...)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya  wins at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) faraway time zone in southern China like the forgotten old relic it has become.There is nothing worse than(...)

A set of four pencil sketches by Sir William Orpen of Kiki (his mistress Yvonne Aubicq’s dog)  achieved a price of €7,400 (€8,000-€10,000)

(...) including modern furniture, porcelain, china, rugs, glass, silver, bronze. Tuesday (March 31st): Oliver(...)

Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov, faces another term following this weekend’s election. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) political support.He has also proved a wily operator in dealing with world powers Russia, China and the US(...)

‘The AIIB will address the need for investment in Asian transport, energy and telecommunications.’ Jin Liqun (left), Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat for Establishing Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, talks to Khalid A Al-Falih, President and CEO of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, during the China Development Forum  in Beijing this week. Photograph:  EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) proposed by China and to be headquartered in Beijing. The bank is to have(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the start of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/EPA

(...) foreign ministers from the six-power group, which includes Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia as well(...)

Shoppers walk past and look at a board displaying food prices at a shopping mall in central Beijing. Photogrpah: David Gray/Reuters

Development Outlook report, which predicts India will outstrip China in growth terms this year, expanding by 7(...)