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Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen:  said China was trying to isolate and demoralise Taiwan, and force it to accept the ‘one country, two systems’ formula. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

In a surprise move, billionaire Terry Gou has opted out of the upcoming Taiwan presidential race, a call that could help unite the Beijing-friendly Ku(...)

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol in Chad in 2008. Photograph: Conor Lally

The Army Ranger Wing is being deployed to the UN mission in Mali for two years, with a team of 14 personnel to rotate every four months. A decision t(...)

A mosquito consuming human blood. Photograph: Getty Images

A fungus genetically engineered to produce spider venom can quickly kill mosquitoes spreading malaria, a study suggests. Scientists from the Universi(...)

French soldiers Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello who were killed during the rescue of hostages in Burkina Faso. File photograph: Getty

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France’s military said on Friday.(...)

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As soon as a sniff of summer can be had on the air, women’s – and some men’s – hair starts getting miraculously lighter. It isn’t actually anything mo(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

A British military plane flies in the Liptako area between Gao and Menaka, Mali, on Friday.  Photograph Daphné Benoit/AFP/Getty Images

Gunmen killed at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such attack of recent times in a region reeli(...)

Reese Witherspoon: the actor has chosen the shade for Elizabeth Arden’s limited-edition lipstick

The beauty industry can be more style than substance when it comes to supporting the kinds of great causes that International Women’s Day brings much-(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the annual Christian Social Union (CSU) party meeting at Kloster Seeon  in Seeon, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will begin a week-long visit to Mali and Ethiopia on Sunday. It will be his longest continuous visit outside the State since (...)

Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan, Salvadoran politician Medardo Gonzalez  and El Salvador’s foreign minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images

China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign to win over the handful of small countries that still offer diplomatic recognition to self-ruled Taiwan has scored(...)

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