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Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Parramatta  conducts manoeuvres in the South China Sea with amphibious assault ship USS America, guided-missile destroyer USS Barry  and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, in this April 18th handout photo. Photograph: Australia Department Of Defence/Handout via Reuters

The US claims it is simply “business as usual”. But its two naval patrols this week in the South China Sea, gunboat-diplomacy assertions of the “freed(...)

 The Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. It  was previously administered by the Philippines before being claimed by China in 2012. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

Concerns are growing across Asia and in Washington that Beijing is intent on pushing its presence in the energy-rich and disputed South China Sea whil(...)

Irene Jagoba is an active member of the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland, campaigning on behalf of undocumented migrants in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Irene Jagoba moved to Ireland in January 2008, she only planned to spend six months in the country. Leaving behind her two small children with th(...)

A screenshot of NUIG’s online graduation which took place on Monday morning. Photograph: NUIG on Facebok live

The graduation of 190 medical students from NUIG has been fast-tracked to ensure more doctors are available to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. NU(...)

A musical performance in the National Gallery of Singapore.  Performances previously scheduled for the finale were changed to live streaming instead as part of preventive measures against COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Singaporean lawyer Iman Ibrahim was enjoying her snowboarding holiday in Italy, Switzerland and Austria this month when the coronavirus outbreak in Eu(...)

Silver Hill Farm chief executive Micheál Briody, left; Andrew Tjioe, founder Duckland; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business; Ciaran Gallagher, Bord Bia manager for southeast Asia; and Irish Ambassador to Singapore Pat Bourne at the launch of    Duckland restaurant in Singapore earlier this year.

Duck producer Silver Hill Farm is finalising a €25 million investment programme as it looks to increase the volume of ducks it processes each week. (...)

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Tá arís eile allagar agus bladar ar siúl maidir le scaoileadh chumhacht na heaglaise Caitlicí Rómhánda ar bhainistíocht na scoileanna. B’fhéidir bun a(...)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a ‘de fato moratorium’ would apply to the death penalty for gay sex. Photograph: Brunei OUT/AFP/Getty Images

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a(...)

 Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah delivers a speech in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in October  2013. File photograph: Dean Kassim/AFP/Getty Images

EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of “rude” and “abusive” lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing (...)

The Dorchester Hotel in London, owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has postponed his induction into a prestigious international legal academy due to the ceremony being held at a London h(...)

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