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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices weighing on energy shares, while the dollar dipped ahead of Federa(...)

China’s economy grew 6.7 per cent in the last quarter year-on-year. Photograph: Reuters

China’s economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as Beijing’s efforts to contain debt hurt activity, while June factory output growth w(...)

US president Donald Trump. “Trump’s trade war – and his other antics – run many more risks than a mere dent to global economic growth.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Liberal values are under attack everywhere. It is deeply unfashionable to admit any affection for old-fashioned liberalism. Somehow, the ideas of the (...)

 TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain on the Graham Norton Show. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Nadiya’s Family Favourites Monday, BBC Two, 8pm Look out, Nigella: British Pakistani chef Nadiya Hussain has your crown on her ingredients list, an(...)

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Elon Musk is heading to the world’s biggest market for electric cars. Again. This time around, the Tesla chief executive doesn’t have much choice. Mr(...)

Xiaomi shares closed at HK$16.80 (€1.82), having touched a low of HK$16 in early trade, compared with the IPO price of HK$17 per share. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Xiaomi made a weak debut in Hong Kong on Monday, with the Chinese smartphone maker’s shares sliding as much as 6 per cent on valuation concerns, in an(...)

Coolquay residents Liam O’Grady, Joe Finnegan and Alvean Finnegan at the proposed site in north Co Dublin for the Traveller halting site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A row over the location of a Traveller halting site in north Dublin is threatening to delay the construction of an urgently-needed new runway at Dubli(...)

The remains of Joe O’Callaghan, Douglas are taken from the Church of the Incarnation in Cork, following requiem mass with his widow Angeline being comforted as she walks behind. Photograph: Provision

A nephew of a Zimbabwean woman, whose Irish husband was found dead in a pool of blood in Cork, has thanked locals and the African community for coming(...)

Dr Jane Goodall with a chimpanzee at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in June 2018. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni

As soon as Dr Jane Goodall steps out of the Jeep by the chimpanzee enclosure at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, there’s a sudden outcry. The chi(...)

Diana, a shop assistant in Buziga, Kampala, claims business in phone credit is down 90 per cent since Uganda’s social media tax came in on July 1st. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

In the minutes after midnight last Saturday night, at Kampala’s Big Kafunda bar, patrons began to look confusedly at their phones. “The reception in h(...)

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