Former greater Manchester police deputy chief constable John Stalker:  led an inquiry into an alleged shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

John Stalker, who was known for his work on the Moors murders and the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has died aged 79, his family has announced. Stalk(...)

A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

A rescue worker takes a nap at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. Photograph: AP

One day after a deadly landslide struck a village in southwest China’s Sichuan province, hopes were fading for scores of people still missing after a (...)

President Xi Jinping has achieved “core” leader status on a par with  Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters/File photo

An intriguing sideshow to this week’s plenum of the Communist Party elite was an eight-part television programme showing corrupt cadres making confes(...)

Wanda aims to surpass the rival entertainment company as the world’s largest tourism company by 2020. Photograph: iStock

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, whose Dalian Wanda Group is in the midst of launching a chain of theme parks and entertainment complexes across Chin(...)

Changzhou Foreign Languages School in Jiangsu province: a total of 493 students at the school have developed blood abnormalities and diseases such as dermatitis, eczema and bronchitis. Some have even been diagnosed with leukaemia and lymphoma.

Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into what is becoming known as a “toxic school”, after nearly 500 students in Jiangsu suffered seri(...)

A man stands by a display cabinet of the Causeway Bay bookshop in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Image

-As pressure grows on Hong Kong’s coveted autonomy from mainland China, four local booksellers kidnapped by mainland police confessed that they illega(...)

Roads cut through the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping sealed a multibillion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that prime minister Davi(...)

The Long Room, Trinity College: inspiration for the set of Harry Potter

Ireland’s tourism promoters do not have the advertising spend in China that countries like Australia do, but they have proven very adept at getting th(...)

A Chinese baby born with a cleft lip was abandoned by his parents and buried in a cardboard box two days later, but rescued alive eight days further o(...)

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