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

Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the (...)

Australia’s batsman Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd after scoring his century during his Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India. Photograph: Reuters

For the second successive World Cup the joint hosts will contest the final. Australia against New Zealand, a final of which the organisers might have (...)

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

It’s jokingly referred to as “the noodle bowl” - Asia’s tangled mass of bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs).The slow pace of global trade talks ov(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Pascal Donohoe  launch the Government’s tourism policy at Kilkenny Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish tourism sector will be refocused to concentrate on attracting high-spending tourists to Ireland over the coming decade, according to a new (...)

Nuns hold vigils to condemn the gang-rape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat, India, on March 14th, allegedly by Hindu extremists. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Ten months after prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power, many members of India’s minority Christi(...)

Spike Milligan: his father Leo was born  in Sligo where the inaugural Bright Side of Life comedy festival is taking place

Thirteen years after his death, Spike Milligan has provided a treasure trove of new material for a comedy festival in his father’s home town of Sligo.(...)

Indian students participate in a silent march to highlight violence against women. A nun in her seventies is in a serious condition in hospital after being gang-raped by bandits, in the latest   in a series of violent crimes against women in India. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

A nun in her 70s has been gang-raped by a group of raiders as she tried to prevent them from committing a robbery at a Christian missionary school in (...)

With so much pink infusing the spring season, the colour’s power has never been so forceful in fashion

Craftsmanship lies at the heart of everything that Louise Kennedy does, and her spring 15 collection, one of her finest to date, is a showcase of h(...)

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Photograph: AFP

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a(...)

Juan Salazar and Jose Salazar of Los Chunguitos, who feature in an episode of  Los Gipsy Kings. Photograph: Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images

An overprotective husband watches his wife take a one-on-one swimming lesson and testily warns the young male teacher not to get too close to her in t(...)