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James Dyson’s announcement is more symbolic, and more curious, than any of those shifts

If James Dyson is as enthusiastic about the UK’s prospects when it leaves the European Union as he says he is, he has a funny way of showing it. The b(...)

Sultan Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah after being chosen as Malaysia’s new king  in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Photograph: Farhan Abdullah/AFP/Getty Images

Members of Malaysia’s royal families on Thursday elected Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the new king, following the unexpected abdication of the(...)

Singapore is seen as a test bed for how governments tackle ageing issues.

Mohsin Khan is still at his job repairing aircraft hydraulics parts although the Singaporean turns 75 in a couple of months. His technical skills are(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

Rufus Norris at a rehearsal of Macbeth in the Royal National Theatre London

In conversation, Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre of London, can sound a little like a foreign correspondent, bringing alar(...)

Vegetarian dishes proved very popular with readers at irishtimes.com during 2018

Let them eat cake . . . and scones, and pies, and cookies and crumble. The online community of cooks at The Irish Times has been baking up a storm dur(...)

Female albino orangutan Alba on a tree after members being released into the wild. Photographs: EPA/handout.

The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving(...)

Asos shares fell over 37 per cent on Monday. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European shares tumbled on Monday when a profit warning from online fashion retailer Asos sent retail stocks into nose-dive as investors fretted that (...)

Nora Hyland (31) died on an operating table at the National Maternity Hospital on February 13th, 2012.

The husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital hours after undergoing an emergency caesarean section have secured a €650,0(...)

Goldman’s spokesperson said it would be wrong to characterise the meeting with Jho Low as “one-on-one”, adding: “Mr Blankfein does not recall any one-on-one meeting with Mr Low, nor have we seen any record to suggest such a meeting occurred.”

The fallout over Goldman Sachs’ involvement in the vast 1MDB fraud deepened on Thursday, after the bank said its former chief executive met with the m(...)

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