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The trailer for the film features Jack Ma, who is Asia’s richest man with a net worth of around $48bn, making a dramatic entrance by punching through a basketball.

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has a gift for the world this lunar new year. But, contrary to tradition, it’s not a red packet stuffed with crisp bills. (...)

Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice is a confirmed entry for the inaugural Wave Regatta in Howth on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Irish Sailing has been on something of a rollercoaster ride over the past week, leaving very little doubt that the “off-season” is very much on. Just(...)

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Asian share markets turned mixed on Wednesday as investor nerves were strained ahead of a US inflation report that could soothe, or inflame, fears of (...)

Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic  during Leg 6 to Auckland

I am now a new person. After six days wearing the same thermal underlayer, I’ve switched to my next dry set and the difference is amazing – you know (...)

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Direct flights between Dublin and Hong Kong could be a “game changer”, a conference in Dublin has heard. The Consul General of Ireland in Hong Kong P(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: Efforts to boost Chinese influence have received far less scrutiny than Russia’s meddling in European politics. Photograph: Reuters/Wu Hong/Pool

China is stepping up its efforts to systematically influence decision-making in the European Union in what amounts to an attack on liberal democracy, (...)

Firefighters and emergency personnel work at the site of a fatal  incident after a double-decker bus  crashed and toppled over  near the town of Tai Po in Hong Kong’s northern New Territories. At least 19 people are reported to have been killed and dozens injured. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

At least 18 people died in a high-speed bus crash in Hong Kong on Saturday in one of the city’s worst traffic incidents in recent years. Television f(...)

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Aftershocks from the global stock selloff continued to reverberate around markets on Thursday, with European shares falling, Asian equities rising and(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said it was a serious and devious crime.

An Aer Lingus ground handler has been jailed for four years for helping to smuggle people illegally into the country. Frederick Cham (63) pleaded gui(...)

Pope Francis has sought to make a deal with China since he became pontiff in March 2013. Photograph: Reuters

An accord establishing diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Beijing will come “sooner or later” because of the current pope’s “wisdom” and w(...)

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