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Chinese actor Lou Naiming (centre) performs a sketch in the  New Year gala  on Chinese TV. Photograph: Reuters

China has rejected as “futile” racism accusations after a sketch on the wildly popular Chinese New Year TV gala featured an actor in blackface, causi(...)

Tullow Oil chief executive Paul McDade: “It’s a very strong outcome, it puts us in a great position to move forward with the growth of the company.”

Irish explorer Tullow Oil reported a surprise €18 million operating profit on Wednesday after three years in the red and said it expected the first oi(...)

A man sits in a control centre of the NTV channel, which was shut down by the Kenyan government this week. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Sitting in his office, Linus Kaikai ate peanuts and tried to decide how best to be arrested by the police officers he thought were lurking outside the(...)

Ryanair has announced plans for the fifth year of its Always Getting Better programme for 2018. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Air liberalisation coming to Africa Africa’s aviation industry is expected to be transformed after an agreement on liberalisation was signed on Monda(...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance stands next to Kalonzo Musyoka, campaign leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula during a news conference in Nairobi. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

A Kenyan court on Thursday suspended a government shutdown of three TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’(...)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition gather ahead of Mr Odinga’s planned ‘swearing-in’ ceremony at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Kenyan government cut the transmission of three private television stations on Tuesday to curtail coverage of the mock presidential inauguration o(...)

A recycling facility in Clonshaugh, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has been predicted there will be more plastic waste than fish in our oceans by 2050 – another indication of the scale of contamination it is wreaki(...)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan with his wife, Suchi, and their children Maya and Meera at their home in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Ramakrishnan Ramanathan arrived in Ireland in 2007 he did not experience culture shock. He grew up in Mumbai and then spent his teenage years in (...)

Dubliner Linda Mulhall has been released at the expiry of her 15-year manslaughter sentence for her role in the killing of  Farah Swaleh Noor (39), a native of Kenya, on March 20th, 2005. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A woman jailed for a notorious killing involving the dismembering of a man’s remains has been released from prison. Dubliner Linda Mulhall has been r(...)

The Samuel family, originally from South Sudan, from left: Gabriel, Jennifer, Salome, Morgan, Emmanuel, Esther, Grace  and Victoria  at home in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

“My parents don’t understand me” is the cry of most teenagers during the fraught years of establishing their independence from those who raised them. (...)

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