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Police officers carry out information registration and temperature measurement for passing passengers at Jintang Island high-speed toll station in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China. Photograph: EPA

The death toll from China’s coronavirus jumped on Monday and hundreds of new infections were confirmed, despite mass quarantines and travel lockdowns (...)

Pedestrians wear surgical masks in London’s China Town on January 25th, 2020.  European airports from London to Moscow have stepped up checks  on flights from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

President Xi Jinping has said China faces a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing the occasion(...)

The gay community in Taiwan followed the Irish same-sex marriage debate and referendum very closely and they kept in close contact with groups active in the campaign. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg via Getty

The battle has been long and at times bitter, but Taiwan’s LGBT activists say they now feel empowered to tackle remaining discrimination where they se(...)

The family of late Franco-Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin (pictured) is suing the owner of the Malaysian resort she disappeared from for alleged negligence. Photograph: Quoirin Family/AFP/Getty Images.

The family of late Franco-Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin is suing the owner of the Malaysian resort she disappeared from for alleged negligence and has u(...)

Nóra Quoirin  went missing in a Malaysian rainforest resort. Photograph: Quoirin Family/AFP/Getty Images

The parents of Franco-Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin, who was found dead in a Malaysian jungle during a family holiday last summer, have said they remain(...)

Orchid mantis: The stuff of a child’s dark imaginings. Photograph: istock.

I met an orchid mantis this week. As you do. Native to Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, it is a predatory insect that looks unsettlingly like somethi(...)

 Nóra Quoirin (15)  who went  missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort last August. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers in Malaysia representing the parents of Franco-Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin have filed a civil suit against the operator of the Dusun holiday r(...)

U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

Photograph: iStock

The euro area’s manufacturing downturn deepened in December despite renewed monetary stimulus and an easing of trade tensions, damping hopes that the (...)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Columnist Jennifer O’Connell’s comment piece about Greta Thunberg is the most read Irish Times article of 2019 and the most read in the history of the(...)

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