Denis O’Brien: there is speculation that Digicel may be preparing to sell the vestiges of its business in the emerging economy of Myanmar, or Burma if you have an old-school colonial bent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It may seem to regular readers that we are obsessed by Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel around these parts, given the frequency with which we c(...)

A Rohingya migrant who arrived by boat holds her child at Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia’s Aceh Province, on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Indonesia and Malaysia agreed yesterday to take in thousands of migrants stranded at sea until they can be sent home or resettled in a third country,(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Aceh province. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Crowded under tarpaulin tents strewn with rubbish and boxes of water, the Burmese and Bangladeshi migrants speak of horrors at sea: of murders, of peo(...)

A boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya migrants  from Burma drifting in Thai waters  in the Andaman Sea.  Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

A wooden fishing boat carrying several hundred migrants from Burma (Myanmar) was spotted adrift in the Andaman Sea yesterday, part of an exodus in whi(...)

A child, believed to be Rohingya, inside a shelter after he was rescued along with hundreds of others on Sunday from boats in Lhoksukon, Indonesia’s Aceh Province. Photograph: Reuters/Roni Bintang

A Bangladesh coastguard and navy team rescued 116 Malaysia-bound migrants on Tuesday, including several children, from a boat that had been abandoned(...)

A traditional Thai style fishing boat which was used by Myanmar Rohingya refugees. Indonesia rescued more than 500 Myanmar Rohingya found drifting in boats. Rohingya Muslims have suffered decades of state-sanctioned discrimination  in Myanmar. EPA

Thailand and Malaysia may set up camps and detention centres to shelter hundreds of refugees arriving on their shores, officials said on Tuesday, as a(...)

Armed Indian paramilitary soldiers from the Central Industrial Security Force keep vigil after the Solar Impulse 2 Plane landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Air Port in Ahmedabad, the main city of western India. Photograph: Getty Images

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000km journey seeking to demonstrate that flying l(...)

John Ward, executive president and co-founder of REDT Energy: “You need to be able to charge up the battery as quickly as you discharge it.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ambisense DCU spin-out company Ambisense has developed a low-cost device which can provide continuous monitoring of landfill gas (LFG) both to assist (...)

A truck with war victims who fled from the conflict zone arrives at a monastery which is being set as temporary refugee camp in Lashio, northern Shan State, Burma.  Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Fifty government troops and police officers died in clashes last week with ethnic minority insurgents in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) near the border (...)

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Action in the Azores Think of them as being like the Aran Islands, but with pineapples. For a clean, green escape with mountains to hike and vol(...)