Daniel Ramamoorthy: “I’m so excited for where it’s going and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of that story.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Daniel Ramamoorthy: arrived from India, 2010   Daniel Ramamoorthy hates when people ask “Where are you from?” It’s a difficult questi(...)

Sympathisers put a candle  outside the French ambassador’s residence in Dublin. Ireland should not be shy about making its  experience and position known. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Basing our response to Friday’s attacks in Paris on a long-held and comfortable self-image of Ireland as a non-aligned, benevolent country could le(...)

Singapore: named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index. Photograph:   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Asia Briefing comes from Singapore this week, which has just been named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index, whic(...)

Google envisions deploying hundreds of internet-providing balloons in regions where connectivity is low or non-existent. Photograph: Project Loon/YouTube

Google’s internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of the mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live o(...)

Dubai Celts GAA / Thailand GAA  vs Hong Kong Gaelic Football Club competing in the Camogie Final at the Asian Gaelic Games. Photograph: Aly Song

It’s a typical Shanghai autumn evening, warm but not oppressively so, a little overcast but the rain has held off. Against this eastern Chinese backdr(...)

 City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee  and his wife Ho Yeow Sun  arrive at the  state court in Singapore. File photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

The pastor of a Singapore megachurch was convicted of fraud on Wednesday, with a judge finding that he had used millions in church funds to promote hi(...)

An official inspects a piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings of its investigation into a crash involving a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, is(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, announced the satellite was under construction and would be ready for launch into space in 2016. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to provide internet access to remote parts of Africa, the social network’s founder has said. Mark Zu(...)

 An Iranian hugs her mother upon her arrival back  in Tehran, Iran, after performing the hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s death toll from the Saudi hajj disaster has nearly doubled to 464 pilgrims killed, state media reported today - a development that is likely to(...)

Pupils of Mount Temple Take part in red tshirt day. Photograph: Stephen McCullagh

An initiative started by a Dublin man in response to the image of a three-year-old drowned refugee is being replicated around the world. Bernard Dunl(...)