Filipino residents dismantle a shanty after it was damaged by a barged caused by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun along the coastline of the Tondo slum area, in Manila. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of about 370,000 people and sh(...)

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It’s an increasingly common sight shopping malls and at ATMs and in hotels from Okinawa to Bangkok to Manila – the logo of the Chinese payment system (...)

 Danish stuntman and television host Lasse Spang Olsen is nailed to a wooden cross during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, in San Pedro Cutud village, San Fernando city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Catholi(...)

Taxis and private vehicles line up outside Mandalay International airport  in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The Dublin-based engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firm PM Group has won a major contract with the Asian De(...)

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John Boyle opened his first shop on Market Hill in Co Armagh, which had a population of 2,000, in 1982 with a £6,000 loan from his father. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

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All last weekend and all today, this island breathes in and out. It inhales its own young, the refugees from the great recession flooding back for Chr(...)

(From right), Lt-Cmdr K Suzuki with Shoji Otake, Japanese consul on Cebu  and Gsugomu Nakagawa, minister at the Japanese Embassy in Manila. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

A small and not insignificant moment in history was passed this weekend at the Philippines Air Force base adjoining Cebu Airport on Cebu Island in the(...)

People grab supplies after an air drop by the Philippine Air Force at first light in a remote village today in Leyte, Philippines. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Survivors began rebuilding homes destroyed by one of the world’s most powerful typhoons and emergency supplies flowed into ravaged Philippine islands,(...)

Catholic priest Father Martin stands in the destroyed Metropolitan Cathedral of the archdiocese of Palo near Tacloban, in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters.

The death toll from a powerful typhoon doubled overnight in one Philippine city alone, reaching 4,000, as helicopters from a US aircraft carrier and o(...)