Anti-government protesters in Malaysia. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, has called for a “people’s power” movement to(...)

Crew members and participants in Safe Haven Voyages on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, docked in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Before last Monday, Victor Springbok had never been on a boat. A week later, the 22-year-old knows how to steer a vessel through “wild Atlantic wat(...)

A member of the military wipes his face during rehearsals for Independence Day, or Merdeka Day, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia celebrates Independence Day on August 31st. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysian authorities have blocked access to the website of a civil society group that called for massive anti-government demonstrations this weekend,(...)

  Traders shout out their orders as they work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 100 points on Wednesday, wiping more than £30 billion off the combined value of blue-chip firms, after a volatile(...)

Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside the Erawana shrine in central Bangkok

The bomb that devastated the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok recently can be expected to have an effect on an economy previously seen as almost invu(...)

An investor monitors stock data at a securities brokerage house in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply at the open on Monday, wiping hundreds of billions of euro off the region’s top share index, which hit a seven-month l(...)

Malaysian police say they have found another 24 bodies of suspected human trafficking victims in jungles bordering Thailand. Authorities in May said (...)

Vietnam devalued the dong on August 19th for the third time this year. Photograph: Reuters/Kham

Once in a while so-called emerging markets hit some turmoil and we start hearing about currencies which only normally feature in table quizzes. So now(...)

A currency exchange booth in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey is considered by many analysts to be a fragile emerging market, vulnerable to external shocks. Photograph: EPA

The rout in emerging-nation assets has spread, as stocks tumbled around the world and demand for havens spiked on intensifying concern that global gro(...)

French maritime gendarmes look at a map as part of  the search for wreckage from the missing MH370 flight at the marina of Saint-Marie on the French island of  Réunion late last week. Photograph:  Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

The police and army on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion have called off their search for more debris from the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flig(...)