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Sinead Lawson with her husband Randi at the Blue Lagoon in Nusa Lembongan, Bali.

I think I was destined to be an eternal nomad; at the age of two I left Dublin with my family for my father’s job in the Middle East. I became what wa(...)

Pokemon Go players at Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo on Friday. Photograph: Toru Yamanakatoru/AFP/Getty

1. A woman playing Pokemon Go in a cemetery had to call emergency services to rescue her after she got stuck up a tree. Firefighters in Clarksboro, N(...)

 Indonesian president Joko Widodo: “These  crimes have undermined the development of children, and these crimes have disturbed our sense of peace, security and public order. So, we will handle it in an extraordinary way.” Photograph:  EPA

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, has signed a decree authorising chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders and requiring those rele(...)

Hong Kong: Ireland is to open a Consulate General in the city which will come as welcome news to those trying to promote Ireland in this fast-growing region. photograph: jerome favre/bloomberg

Last month, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, announced an expansion of Ireland’s missions abroad, includ(...)

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