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Police investigators inspect the wreckage of a car bomb outside a government office in Thailand’s southern province of Yala. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Teacher Wannawawee Waeyoh used to speak to his elderly mother back home in southern Thailand almost daily after he bought her a mobile phone, until o(...)

Vehicles smoulder in Hpruso township, Kayah state, Myanmar, on  December 24th, in this photograph provided by the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force. At least 35 civilians were reportedly killed in an attack blamed by opposition activists  on government soldiers. Photograph: KNDF via AP

A senior UN official called on Myanmar authorities to investigate the reported killing of at least 35 civilians that opposition activists blamed on go(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken at the Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta on Tuesday. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Antony Blinken has criticised “Beijing’s aggressive actions” against its neighbours and upheld Washington’s commitment to an Indo-Pacific region “free(...)

A woman walking under a tangle of cables in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Reams of black wiring suspended between poles, haphazardly bundled into nest-like knots, and often hanging at head height are a common sight in Bangko(...)

The Weston family have owned Brown Thomas since the 1980s and acquired Arnotts in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thai conglomerate Central Group is in advanced talks to buy retailers Brown Thomas and Arnotts from Canada’s billionaire Weston family, according to t(...)

Airborne Capital specialises in leasing and managing aircraft, and has assets of around $1bn

Irish-based aviation financier Airborne Capital is joining forces on a Japanese venture with Far Eastern investment manager Mercuria to cash in on lik(...)

Pro-democracy protesters rally in front of the Sino-Thai building on Tuesday in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty Image)

The Thai government has been forced by a court injunction to rescind an order banning news that “causes public fear”, as it faces growing protests ove(...)

A woman clings a fence for support in crowds waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Bangkok. Photograph:   Narong Sangnak

Thailand will allow officials to block online reports that cause “fear”, even if they are true, in a move critics have lambasted as an effort to shut (...)

Health workers in Bangkok administer the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to the elderly. Photograph: Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images

Thailand has given the go-ahead for home isolation of coronavirus patients with mild symptoms and use of home self-test kits, as a stubborn coronaviru(...)

Belinda Carlisle will perform in Cork and Dublin in November 2021

It hardly matters – who really cares about these things? – and yet it does. This year The Go-Go’s will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fa(...)

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