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A woman takes a selfie in front of the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu. It was ordered to cease operations. Photograph: Alex Plavevski

As the CNN crew tried to shoot a live broadcast in front of what was now the former US consulate in Chengdu, a group of Chinese patriots attempted to (...)

 A man walks past the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu, on Monday. The US Consulate General in the southwestern Chinese city was ordered to cease operations as a reciprocate measure following the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, USA. Photograph: EPA

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliat(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

A woman wearing a face mask walks with an umbrella along a street in Jiujiang in China’s central Jiangxi province. Photograph: Getty

China’s central province of Hubei, excluding the provincial capital Wuhan, reported zero new cases of coronavirus over 24 hours for the first time du(...)

The Diamond Princess cruise ship approaches Daikoku Pier in Yokohama, Japan, where it will be resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken to hospital while it remains in quarantine off the port. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

Ten more people on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday, as health experts stepped up (...)

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 security sign in a Berlin train station warns passers-by about an automatic face-recognition system. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

I once thought that I was in serious trouble with the German police. As a young PhD student in the 1980s, I was speaking at a conference on distribut(...)

The project is expected to be the single biggest private-sector investment in Connacht.

The Commercial Court has cleared the way for tech giant Apple to develop a data hall in Athenry, Co Galway, the first phase of a planned €850 million (...)

In this photo taken on July 2nd, 2016, rescue workers evacuate residents after the Jushui river broke the dyke and flooded Tuhe village in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. The death toll from floods continue to rise as heavy rainstorms soak much of southern China. Photograph:   AP

Flooding along China’s Yangtze River has killed at least 186 people, destroyed crops and disrupted rail and air traffic at critical cross-country hubs(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has initiated a moral crusade that has seen TV items involving LGBT content taken off the air. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

A labour arbitration board in southern China will hear what is being described as the country’s first transgender job discrimination case after a man (...)

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