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  Former US president Bill Clinton and Irish businessman Denis O’Brien shake hands at the Concern Worldwide 50 years Tackling Extreme Poverty Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 1968, John O’Loughlin Kennedy, his wife and a legion of like-minded volunteers launched an appeal to help hungry Biafrans in west Africa who were s(...)

Soldiers make their way through a flooded village as part of the ongoing rescue effort Photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty

Troops searched for survivors in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a hydropower dam sent a torrent of wat(...)

People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. Photograph: Attapeu Today/Reuters

Rescuers are searching for scores of villagers missing after part of a newly-built hydroelectric dam broke in south-eastern Laos, flooding the surroun(...)

Boys from an under-16 soccer team and their coach wait to be rescued after they were trapped inside a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Thai authorities are racing against the clock to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave, saying they may attempt to evacuate the gr(...)

A Hong Kong fan waves a flag that reads ‘Die for Hong Kong’ during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong in 2015. File photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong football fans booed, turned their backs and brandished their middle fingers during a performance of China’s national anthem at a friendly a(...)

Central to the recent Asian diplomacy on the North Korea crisis has been the regional forum organised in Manila by the Association of Southeast Asian (...)

Kien Pheng making spoons from recycled explosives at Ban Napia in Laos. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The village of Ban Napia in the Xieng Khuang province of Laos has become a tourist destination in recent years. It’s not because the village is partic(...)

The Cope visitor centre in Vientiane, Laos  gives support to victims of unexploded ordnance devices who have lost limbs.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are dozens of prosthetic legs dangling over my head. Some are homemade, bulky, medieval-looking stumps of carved wood, with buckles and thick le(...)

You’ll find plenty of property to rent  in Camden, but expect to pay £3,000 for a two-bed flat, a reader  says. Photograph: iStock

A report this week revealed that the average monthly rent is €1,784 on the south side of Dublin city, €1,690 in the city centre and €1,553 north of th(...)

I’m standing in a rice field in northern Laos, a few kilometres from the nearest large town, Phonsavan. It’s early morning but already hot. By noon it(...)

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