Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 8 during a media event at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP

Shares in iPhone seller Apple were trading down by as much as 1.82 per cent in New York early trade on Wednesday. The company’s much-hyped event on (...)

 I received the attached picture from Ruth Kelly, who works for a company called Graepel, in Kinsale. It’s of the ill-fated ‘Lusitania’

I’ve been cheered to learn that at least one hard copy of last Thursday’s Irish Times has reached the far side of Canada – Vancouver, to be exact. &nb(...)

Members of the National Human Rights and Crime Control Organisation hold candles along with photographs of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during a  vigil in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Police in India have made little progress in investigating the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore last week, despite posting a Rs(...)

Rohingya refugees carry their belongings as they arrive in  Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top UN human rights official has said.(...)

Dermot Desmond’s firm Daon has  provided services to the Irish Government for the public services card and passports.

Two tech firms – one owned by businessman Dermot Desmond – involved in the creation of a controversial biometric database in India, are providing serv(...)

Bottles of whiskey and vodka on the shelves of a liquor store in Chandigarh, Punjab, India. Photograph:  Sanjit Das/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Authorities in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh have ordered the installation of breathalysers in more than 150 bars by September 15th, to raise(...)

Relatives of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh grieve by her body at the Ravindra Kalakshetra cultural centre in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators across India on Wednesday condemned the murder of a prominent journalist outside her home. Activists, journalists and opp(...)

Buddhist nuns in India’s remote Himalayan region of Ladakh teach girls and young women the martial art of Kung Fu amid rising reports of rape in India. Photograph: Nita Bhalla/Thomson Reuters Foundation

As dawn breaks, the sun edges over the expansive jagged mountains of Ladakh – a remote Buddhist ex-kingdom in the Indian Himalayas bordering Tibet – t(...)

A South Korean official watches television news channels showing North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un yesterday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

China expressed outrage over North Korea’s sixth nuclear test after a nuclear explosion caused a tremor in northern China and raised the prospect of t(...)

An impressive debut by Preti Taneja

“Nothing will come of nothing,” King Lear warns his soon-to-be outcast youngest daughter Cordelia after she refuses to flatter him like her sisters. S(...)