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Shenzhen, , just across the border from Hong Kong, has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

In the tech incubators and skyscrapers of Shenzhen, which has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley and a post(...)

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take palce on Tuesday

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Guess, Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Oct). Meetings: Asia Matters Busine(...)

Fabella Hospital, Manila: about 60 women give birth here each day. Photograph: Kimberly dela Cruz

“Watch out! That wire is live.” We duck under a tangle of electric wires hanging over the door, and enter a tiny concrete room in the Manila slum of M(...)

Venison stew: perfect winter  food. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Why is it that deer roam in the forest but when they appear on my plate they undergo a nominal transformation and become venison? Has this phenomenon (...)

Yan’an, in the Shanbei region of China’s Shaanxi province: “the dusty birthplace of an epochal story of social change, where an agrarian, inward-looking country evolved into the world’s second-biggest economy”. Photograph:  Getty Images

The sun is setting above Yan’an, where the 1949 revolution in China that swept the communists to power under the leadership of chairman Mao Zedong spr(...)

“We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army”, said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

‘We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army,” said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. “T(...)

The A320 is a narrow-body, twin-engined craft most frequently used on short- and medium-length journeys. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish aircraft financier Avolon is leasing 15 Airbus A320 neos to Indian airline Vistara. The news came as Avolon also announced that its first secu(...)

A black rhino in a holding pen in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images

Conservation groups have welcomed an apparent U-turn by China over the use of rhino and tiger products in traditional medicine. The government in Bei(...)

Breandán Kearney with Franklin Verdonck of Siphon Brewing. Photograph: Sophie Callewaert

It was a dark winter’s day in West Flanders in 2013 when Breandán Kearney was drowning his sorrows in a train station bar. It had been a month since h(...)

Asia Bibi, who was on death row for eight years in Pakistan. Photograph:  British Pakistani Christian Association/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the supreme court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy agai(...)

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