Backpacker Eleanor Hawkins was among a group of Western backpackers arrested after photos emerged of them stripping naked on Mount Kinabalu. Photograph: Emil Kaminski/Facebook/PA Wire

A British woman blamed for triggering an earthquake after stripping on top of a sacred Malaysian mountain has been fined £1,000 (€1,385) and sentenced(...)

Malaysia Airlines was involved in two air disasters in 2014 with MH370 disappearing over the southern Indian Ocean last March and MH17 being shot down over Ukraine a few months later. Photograph: Mana Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

A Malaysia Airlines flight returned safely to Melbourne on Friday, having turned back within minutes of take-off after an engine fire alert went off, (...)

Trekkers who stripped on Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu have appeared in court. Photograph: Emil Kaminski/Facebook/PA

British backpacker Eleanor Hawkins, who has been arrested in Malaysia for posing naked on top of a sacred mountain, knows what she did was “stupid and(...)

Our teacher had prepared us well and I don’t think any student would have been too thrown.

“Ssshh . . . your sisters are studying!” That’s been the refrain in my house for the last few months. I’m doing the Leaving Cert; my sister is in the (...)

Suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh rest as they were detained at the district hall in Rattaphum district Thailand, May 9th 2015. Police discovered a mass grave in the southern province of Songkhla containing 26 bodies at an abandoned camp used by human traffickers. Photograph: EPA.

Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the cou(...)

Healy Mac’s Bar in Kuala Lumpur, winner of the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) Irish Times competition. Photograph: Aepulusia Maxcrazy

Healy Mac’s in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has won the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) competition. The pub won for its commit(...)

A crew member looks out an observation window aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force  search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Reuters/Richard Polden

Government ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia have said they would double the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 if wrec(...)

Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes near Grabove in eastern Ukraine. The 298 people on board were killed on the flight from Amsterd(...)

“If you ever find yourself in KL and need a good home cooked meal, a nice pint and some friendly faces Healy Mac’s on Jalan P. Ramlee is the place to go. Its the lifeblood of the Irish community here in KL.”

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the nomi(...)

In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)