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Police officers carry out information registration and temperature measurement for passing passengers at Jintang Island high-speed toll station in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China. Photograph: EPA

The death toll from China’s coronavirus jumped on Monday and hundreds of new infections were confirmed, despite mass quarantines and travel lockdowns (...)

 People wear face masks as they sit at the emergency department of a hospital in  Taiwan: the country on Sunday reported a fourth case of the coronarivus. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

What is the virus causing illness in Wuhan?  It is a novel coronavirus – a member of the coronavirus family never been encountered before. Like o(...)

People wearing facemasks at a Hong Kong train station on January 26th, 2020. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday(...)

Pedestrians wear surgical masks in London’s China Town on January 25th, 2020.  European airports from London to Moscow have stepped up checks  on flights from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

President Xi Jinping has said China faces a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing the occasion(...)

Cathay will begin a “flash sale” offering cut-price fares from the Republic’s capital to various Asian and Australian destinations from Friday.

Cathay Pacific will resume Dublin-Hong Kong flights at the end of March, the airline confirmed on Thursday. Cathay shelved the service in November a(...)

The gay community in Taiwan followed the Irish same-sex marriage debate and referendum very closely and they kept in close contact with groups active in the campaign. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg via Getty

The battle has been long and at times bitter, but Taiwan’s LGBT activists say they now feel empowered to tackle remaining discrimination where they se(...)

Travellers wear face masks as they sit in a waiting room at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

European stocks dropped alongside US equity futures on Tuesday, tracking broad declines across Asia amid a series of negative developments in Hong Kon(...)

Sir Fredrick McCoy. Photograph: Wiki Commons

Prof Frederick McCoy is a name all but unknown in Ireland but well remembered by generations of Australian children – not least because it featured pr(...)

The rich list includes the family of beef magnate Larry Goodman, telecoms businessman Denis O’Brien and the Dunne and Heffernan families behind Dunnes Stores.

Ireland has the fifth-largest number of billionaires per capita in the world, Oxfam said in a report ahead of the World Economic Forum conference in t(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping  and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands before a bilateral meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Facebook Inc blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr S**thole” in posts on its platform when translated into En(...)

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