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Chinese actor Lou Naiming (centre) performs a sketch in the  New Year gala  on Chinese TV. Photograph: Reuters

China has rejected as “futile” racism accusations after a sketch on the wildly popular Chinese New Year TV gala featured an actor in blackface, causi(...)

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US president  Donald Trump, with South Korean president Moon Jae-in  (back) and first lady Kim Jung-sook (front)  at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Yonhap

US president Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump hailed the “strong and enduring commitment” between the US and South Korea during a visit to the So(...)

A screen promotes recruitment for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: Beijing has territorial disputes of varying degrees with all of its neighbours. Photograph: Andy Wong

China’s People’s Liberation Army made a strong show of force over the Lunar New Year holiday, with fighter jets training over Tibet “to confront any t(...)

Local people catch fish in the Yellow River in Sanmenxia, Henan province, China.  Photograph: Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images

China will impose a ban on fishing in the Yellow River, the country’s second-longest waterway, between April 1st and June 30th every year because of (...)

A Rohingya family’s makeshift tent in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, in September 2017. Amnesty International said the international community had failed to respond robustly to “crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen”. Photograph:  Tomas Munita/The New York Times

The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership o(...)

Using its pattern-recognition tech, iCare can detect the difference between an adult or  child’s swiping or touchscreen behaviour with up to 97% accuracy. Photograph: iStock

From running up huge bills on the App Store to accessing inappropriate content on YouTube, there are countless horrific scenarios when kids get hold o(...)

Ford: Raj Nair had led the firm’s R&D work in driverless cars and tech innovations. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

A top Ford executive has been forced out after reported misconduct in another blow to the reputation of the Detroit carmaker at a time when its share (...)

FACTS has been working with Boringly Good on the development of new products that exploit the nutrients and other unique qualities of almond milk

Between 80 and 90 per cent of all new food products are withdrawn from the market within six months of launch. In the main, this is due to a failure t(...)

 Don Reddin, owner of Reddin’s Coach Hire in Muff, Co Donegal. The  Border, runs through his bus yard. Photograph: Freya McClements

Donegal businessman Don Reddin is worried about Brexit. So much so he has spent £200,000 on a back door into Northern Ireland. He owns Reddin’s Coach (...)

Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Porter’s resignation this month after domestic abuse allegations against him became public has increased White House tensions.   Photograph:  Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting a(...)

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