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(...)

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah  celebrates with team-mates Sarfraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz after dismissing England’s Adil Rashid  to win the second Test  at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

In October 1952, Pakistan beat India on a matting wicket in Lucknow to record their first Test victory. Sixty three years on to the very day, in the D(...)

Martin Donaghy and Charlene O’Kane. Photograph: tentwentyone

Martin Donaghy and Charlene O’Kane When Martin, from Claudy, Co Derry approached Charlene, from Feeny, Co Derry at a local music festival, Parkfest(...)

Sri Lankan mourners burying coffins with 61 victims killed in a bomb attack at Kebitogollewa in northern Sri Lanka in June 2006. Photograph: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lanka signalled on Thursday it aims to establish a credible judicial process involving foreign judges and prosecutors to investigate alleged war c(...)

A man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai: China’s economy has registered its slowest growth in a quarter century. Photograph: REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

The Asian Development Bank has just cut its forecasts for economic growth in the region on the back of slower expansion in China and India, but the le(...)

Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Between the Viking Splash chaos, the harried commuters and the throngs of students, all of life is here on Dublin’s Dame Street. Few would be aware of(...)

Handout picture  from  Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence on May 18th, 2009 is said to be of troops walking amongst debris inside the war zone when they helped evacuate the last of the Tamil civilians from the area. Photograph: Getty

Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels “most likely” committed war crimes including mass killings of civilians during their long conflict(...)

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Jubilant supporters of Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after the general election in the capital Colombo on Tuesday. Sri Lanka’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse admitted his dream of a political comeback was over. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan voters decisively rejected former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid, election results showed on Tuesday, leaving this island natio(...)

Supporters hold posters of the former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapakse  at the end of voting in the general election yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

Sri Lanka held a parliamentary election on Monday in which ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa was trying to stage a political comeback, as the leader who (...)