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Up to 97% of Irish plastic, including plastic bottles, went to China because of a lack of processing capacity at home.

Ireland will not be able to avoid the aftershock of China banning imports of plastic materials and other waste for recycling. The ban, due to come i(...)

A column of Royal Marine Commandos march towards Port Stanley during the Falklands War in 1982

Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th century British history have vanished after civil servants re(...)

Martin Browne with farmers weeding their maize seed production area in East Timor.

I first visited East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 2005, as a backpacker embarking on an overland trip back home. Though I spent just over a week in the coun(...)

Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Neil Gaughan speaking to the media in Sydney about the  alleged North Korean agent. Photograph: Getty Images

Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North(...)

 An Indonesian man inspects his property  after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake,  in Sumelap village, Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Daeng/EPA

A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck the island of Java in Indonesia, with authorities reporting three deaths and damage to hundreds of bui(...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a “day of rage” on Friday against (...)

The volcano expelled ash clouds as high as 4,000 meters above the crater. Photograph: 	AFP/ Getty Images

Indonesia closed the airport on the tourist island of Bali on Monday and ordered 100,000 residents living near a grumbling volcano spewing columns of (...)

A view from Besakih Temple in Karangasem, Bali,  as Mount Agung erupts. Photograph: Johannes P Christo/Reuters

Indonesian and regional authorities heightened flight warnings around Bali’s Mount Agung on Sunday as the volcano’s eruptions sent a plume of volcanic(...)

Barry Dunning at rush hour in Jakarta. 'Traffic jams are known in Indonesian as macet, and macet defines your life here.'

It’s the world’s fourth most populous country, with over 260 million people, and the world’s largest Muslim population. Its estimated 17,500 islands ((...)

Chief executive, Peter Barrett, said SMBC was pleased with the performance

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew pre-tax profits by 3.1 per cent to $16 million (€142.8 million) in the six months to the end of September, (...)

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