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A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times after they pleaded guilty at the Sharia High Court to homosexual activity in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex, a sentence that sparked outrage and(...)

 A composite image shows two women who were each caned six times  after they pleaded guilty at the Sharia High Court to homosexual activity in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Two Malaysian women convicted of attempting lesbian sex in a car were caned in court watched by dozens of people on Monday, local media and a state go(...)

Andrea Pavan of Italy victory with his caddie on the 18th green as Padraig Harrington of Ireland looks on. Photograph: Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington has produced some blistering back nines en route to his three major wins but he had to take his cap off in acknowledgement as Italy(...)

Ireland’s  Pádraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the  D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Czech Masters in Prague on Thursday, carding a bogey-free six-under 66 to sit two shots off the le(...)

Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

 Solomon Kong still struggles with the general cost of living in Dublin and  was shocked to discover the rate of basic tax when the received his first pay cheque. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the mid 1980s Solomon Kong’s mother visited Ireland with some friends. When she returned home to Malaysia, Kong’s mother recorded the memories from(...)

 Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, exits the Kuala Lumpur high court on Wednesday after he pleaded not guilty to money-laundering charges. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Getty Images

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges on Wednesday, as the country’s new government looked for a(...)

Is WhatsApp for ‘real friends’? Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

How does WhatsApp make money? The answer, right now, is that it doesn’t. But Facebook, which has owned the messaging service since 2014, wants to chan(...)

Senthil Kumar Ramasamy in Waterford City: “I became interested in Irish politics when I came here and that’s why I wanted to learn about the Irish legal system.” Picture: Patrick Browne

When Senthil Kumar Ramasamy was 20 years old he spent a few weeks helping his uncle canvass for the general election in the southern Indian state of T(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

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