Widi Yuliono  shows photographs of his relativesJohn Paulisen (Top-L), Yuli Hastini (Top-R), Arjuna Martin Paulisen (L) and Sri Paulisen (R) who are victims of the Malaysian Airline flight MH 17 plane disaster in eastern Ukraine, at his home  in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Mohammad Ali/EPA

The Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine was carrying 298 people from at least 10 countries.Here is a breakdown of the nati(...)

Pro-democracy protest: thousands gather to march in downtown Hong Kong to push for greater democracy earlier this month. Photograph: ap photo/kin cheung

Over half a million people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong earlier this month, on the 17th anniversary of the territory’s reversion to Chine(...)

German and Brazilian fans pose  with a replica of the World Cup trophy at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The World Cup has been a fantastic competition, full of drama and excitement, but it has given casino operators in the world’s biggest gambling hub, M(...)

Burma’s Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (C) walks next to Thai army chief and junta head General Prayuth Chan-ocha (L) and the supreme commander of the military General Tanasak Patimapragorn (R). Photograph: EPA/Chanat Katanyu

These are sour times for democracy in Asia. Photographs showed Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, supreme commander of Thailand’s armed forces, hugging Burma’(...)

Scottish entry Tanit, skippered by Richard Harris, during the Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Clyde’s Tanit, from the Serpent Yacht Club, got the better of Liam Shanahan’s Ruth for the clubhouse lead in yesterday’s Round Ireland Race climax, b(...)

Protesters congregate at Victoria Park for a democracy rally in Hong Kong yesterday. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Calling for full democracy, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong yesterday, on the 17th anniversary of the territory(...)

“I couldn’t help thinking there had to be a better way of providing this training,” says Alan Farrell, Quickstep Consulting

With more than 20 years experience in the funds management industry, accountant Alan Farrell set up Quickstep Consulting in 2005 to provide bespoke t(...)


At three in the morning under cover of darkness in Paris, a 16th Bronzino portrait of a young sculptor was lifted carefully from its position in the L(...)

A voter carries her dog as she joins others lining up outside a polling station during an unofficial referendum in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Bobby Yip

More than 668,000 Hong Kong people have voted after the third day of a democracy poll that China says is illegal, dwarfing the most optimistic forecas(...)

May 3rd, 1916: Bomb damage in Dublin following the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

More than 100 relatives of 1916 combatants met in Dublin yesterday to formalise a pressure group to lobby for inclusion and consultation on the Easter(...)