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Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lodged an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions in Australia’s high court on in a last-ditch effort to clear his name. File Photograph: Con Chronis/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia’s high court in a final bid to overturn his convict(...)

A red double-decker Routemaster bus in London. Photograph: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty

The Wrights Group, a Ballymena company that built the London red Routemaster double decker bus, known as the “Boris bus”, has confirmed it is in “adva(...)

New York Stock Exchange. US stocks fell on Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude facilities hit 5 per cent of the world’s supply. Photograph:  Johannes  Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Oil prices soared on Monday after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth, halt(...)

Chinese paramilitary police walk next to  Tiananmen Square ahead of a rehearsal of a military parade to mark Communist China’s 70th anniversary, on September 7th. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Drones, kites, lanterns and balloons are forbidden in central Beijing for the next two weeks, and homing pigeons are restricted to their cages, as Chi(...)

Pro-democracy protesters form a human chain and wave laser pointers, phones and lanterns in the air on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The unofficial anthem adopted by Hong Kong protesters reverberated across the city’s steep hills, parks and shopping centres on Friday night as demons(...)

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London Stock Exchange Group has formally rejected a takeover proposal from Asian rival Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saying the bid has “fundamen(...)

Cathay Pacific axed several routes on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Cathay Pacific’s direct flights from Hong Kong to Dublin have been caught in the crossfire of anti-government protests as the carrier announced on Thu(...)

Is Ireland the right place at the right time for phantom investments? The Minister for Business, Heather Humphreys pictured at IDA Ireland’s annual results last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As talks on global corporate tax reform reach a crunch stage, the State’s reputation continues to take heavy hits. One recent report said that the bul(...)

Budweiser APAC declined to comment on the initial public offering details. Photograph: EPA

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which shelved a Hong Kong IPO of its Asia Pacific unit in July, is planning to raise about $5 billio(...)

Hong Kong: Star Ferries to Kowloon give passengers uninterrupted views over Victoria Harbour. Photograph: iStock

Forget pricey tours. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way ticket on the local public transport. (...)

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