Traders shout out their orders as they work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 100 points on Wednesday, wiping more than £30 billion off the combined value of blue-chip firms, after a volatile(...)

A dragon head in Beijing, China. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Global markets may be blaming their jitters on the economic slowdown in China, but in the streets of Shanghai and Beijing there are few signs of panic(...)

Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside the Erawana shrine in central Bangkok

The bomb that devastated the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok recently can be expected to have an effect on an economy previously seen as almost invu(...)

A billboard in Bangkok calls for information from the public in the hunt for a suspect in the bombing on August 17th last of the Erawan Shrine in the city.  Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Nearly a week after a bomb blast in Thailand killed 20 people, authorities appear no closer to identifying suspects or a motive, with police saying on(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Dead fish  on the banks of Haihe river at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 20th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

Officials grappling with the toxic fallout from a series of deadly explosions that rocked the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin last week have fou(...)

Bomb-damaged Brahma statue at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok. Photograph: Jerome Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

Thai officials say this week’s Bangkok shrine bombing was likely planned by at least 10 people, including some foreigners, but is not believed to have(...)

Paul Dunne: produced an amazing display at the British Open where he was co-leader with a round to go.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Nigel Edwards won’t feel pressure when he sits down this weekend to draw up the Walker Cup team to face the USA. When the 10 names are announced on Mo(...)

Thai police at work after a second bomb was thrown at Sathorn pier in the city yesterday. No one was hurt. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

After Monday’s bombing at the Erawan shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok’s heart, Thais are asking themselves if it was a result of(...)

 A member of an explosive ordinance unit of the police collects evidence from the scene where a bomb was detonated on on Monday outside Erawan Shrine in central of Bangkok.  Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA 0:51

A British woman living in Hong Kong was among the 22 people killed in a bomb near a shrine in the Thai capital Bangkok on Monday. British foreign sec(...)