Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon;  Dawn Fraser and Bernard Tomic, also in action in Wimbledon. Photographs: Getty, Reuters

Dawn Fraser, who won eight Olympic swimming medals, including four gold, has apologised “unreservedly” after suggesting Australian tennis players Nick(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: the bank is a key part of his  efforts to boost China’s influence, called “peripheral diplomacy”, and redress  China’s poor levels of representation on international bodies such as the World Bank and ADB.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Last week saw the official signing ceremony in Beijing of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led international financial institution th(...)

David Thom: ‘The place we live must be a place we love, a place we don’t want to leave.’

Our home is buses, boats hotels, guest houses, farms, villages, towns and cities. Our home is the road, two backpacks and each other, and we love it. (...)

Ukrainian servicemen outside Shyrokino village, near the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

The Netherlands and Malaysia want a United Nations tribunal to be set up to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet over (...)

US navy crewman points to a computer screen purportedly showing Chinese construction on the reclaimed land of Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: US navy/Handout/Reuters

China is close to completing a 3,000m-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new (...)

Marc de Faoite: ‘Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming, but it’s real alright.’

I live on a tropical island. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming, but it’s real alright - the white sandy beaches, the coconut pa(...)

Myself and my college friends are mostly 60 this year. We wanted to go away in Ireland for a weekend, in August or September. There will probably b(...)

 Eleanor Hawkins, who was convicted for stripping on a sacred Malaysian mountain. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

The British woman jailed for stripping on a sacred Malaysian mountain has apologised for causing offence. Backpacker and university graduate Eleanor H(...)

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(...)

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(...)