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Hong Ruping, a dialysis patient who illegally imports generic drugs from India for himself and others, at his home in southwestern China. Photorgraph: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times

Zhang Zhejun used a fat plastic straw to gently tap the pale yellow pharmaceutical powder on to a piece of silver foil that lay on an electronic scale(...)

Afilias is one of the internet’s first registrars, managing a number of top-level domains. Photograph: iStock

Internet domain manager Afilias recorded a fall in profit in the last full year its headquarters were based in Ireland, recently filed accounts show. (...)

Deirdre Mangaoang (acting programme director RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme) shares gifts with twins Bupe and Mapalo Mwape and extended family in the remote village of Chabatama in the Kawambwa region of Zambia.

This is a story about how two very small deals . . . When Lydia Mwape arrived at a district hospital in Kawambwa, an isolated town in north Zambia, i(...)

Tiger cubs in the Indian state of Maharashtra, where hunters on Friday night shot a tigress that was believed to have killed 13 people. Photograph:  Bryan Denton/The New York Times

The hunt is over. A man-eating tiger that stalked the hills of central India for more than two years, eluded capture many times and was suspected of k(...)

The heavy smog in  New Delhi. It is likely to get worse when millions of residents illuminate their homes with oil lamps and burst firecrackers on Wednesday to celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s capital New Delhi was enveloped on Monday in a blanket of thick grey smog that threatens to worsen when millions of residents illuminate their(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan supports try scorer Adam Byrne over the line during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Southern Kings at Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Photograph: Richard Huggard/Inpho

Southern Kings 31 Leinster 38 A bonus-point victory will suffice in an overall context but not the performance as Leinster staggered their way to vic(...)

“With hindsight, not least following the past two years, the world might be a better place had Columbus been detained in Galway.”
In a Word . . .

One of my favourite debating motions from undergraduate days in Galway was “That Columbus went too far”. Of course, Columbus’s journey westwards acros(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed as chair of ‘The Elders’, an international organisation of public figures noted as elder statespeopl(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

The report takes into account trading regulations, property rights, contract enforcement, investment laws and the availability of credit

New Zealand is the easiest country in which to do business, according to the latest World Bank report, which ranks 190 economies, taking into account (...)

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