US president Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of the  Asean Summit and East Asia Summit meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Barack Obama has said the United States and its allies would not relent in its fight to combat Islamic State sand would hunt down their lead(...)

 Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation in  Bamako, Mali on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Malian security forces are hunting “more than three” suspects after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, m(...)

 The “Volunteer Cook”: Rayyan Haries (26) from Malaysia gives food to thousands of migrants from his makeshift soup kitchen just yards from the beach in Lesbos

Alan Kurdi is a name that crops up often in conversations with volunteers who have come from far and wide to do what they can to assist the thousands (...)

Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics, Julien Seret, Business Development Director, Aldebaran, and Erica Young, Advisor, Insight Robotics.

Dr Kathleen Richardson has called for a ban on sex robots. Specifically, the ones that look like humans. They’re already being sold and if the Roxxx(...)

In this file photograph taken on September 28th, 2015, a person injured in an explosion aboard the presidential speedboat Finifenma is transferred to an accompanying police speedboat in Male. Photograph: Nishan Ali/AFP/Getty Images

The Maldives declared a state of emergency for 30 days on Wednesday citing a threat to national security, as President Abdulla Yameen sought to shore(...)

A protester holding a sign that reads ‘Americans get off South China Sea’, is confronted by police outside the US Embassy in Beijing. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China has accused Washington of having a “cold war mentality” after it sent a warship into a disputed part of the South China Sea where Beijing has b(...)

A file photo of the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer. The US navy sailed the vessel within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea as part of a series of ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises. Photograph: John Hageman/US navy via The New York Times

The prospect of escalation in the stand-off between Beijing and Washington over the South China Sea was increased after Beijing said it was prepared t(...)

 The destroyer USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago, one of the areas where Beijing has allegedly been building artificial islands, according to media reports. Photograph:Martin Wright/US Navy /EPA

The US has threatened further naval incursions into waters claimed by China after its naval manoeuvres near two artificial islands in the South China (...)

Ireland’s men’s hockey team will play at the Olympics for the first time since 1908 next year. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Craig Fulton says that finally dealing with the “hurt” of missing on London 2012 played a pivotal part in building the mental resolve of(...)

Ireland’s men have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. Pictured above is Alan Sothern celebrating scoring a goal against   Argentina in a match played earlier this month. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s men are on the Road to Rio 2016 as they received the favour they required from the other side of the world to have their ticket stamped afte(...)