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A screen promotes recruitment for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: Beijing has territorial disputes of varying degrees with all of its neighbours. Photograph: Andy Wong

China’s People’s Liberation Army made a strong show of force over the Lunar New Year holiday, with fighter jets training over Tibet “to confront any t(...)

Playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife / Canary Islands and Santa Cruz in the background.

Have bag, ready to travel tomorrow or Saturday? Return flights this weekend to Tenerife or Lanzarote are available for a song from tuiholidays.ie. Tr(...)

Maldivian police officers stand guard near the Maldives Democratic Party opposition party headquarters after Maldives president Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency for 15 days. Photograph: Reuters

India has placed its military on “high alert” in anticipation of its possible deployment to neighbouring Maldives, following appeals by the island rep(...)

Maldivian police officers detain an opposition protester demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male last Friday. Photograph:  Mohamed Sharuhaan/AP

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen’s administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup after declaring a state of emergency the day before and arre(...)

Protesters shout slogans demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives, on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Sharuhaan/AP

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency for 15 days and security forces stormed the supreme court in an escalation o(...)

A rocket is fired from the Indian Navy destroyer ship INS Ranvir during an exercise drill in the Bay Of Bengal off the coast of Chennai on April 18th, 2017. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

India is to establish its first overseas military base on the Seychelles archipelago, considerably strengthening its naval presence in the Indian Ocea(...)

The family syndicate bought their lottery ticket at The Village Shop in Malahide, owned by Ken and Amy Cong. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

After nine days of lying low and trying to keep their good fortune to themselves, the winning syndicate have come forward to claim the EuroMillions ja(...)

The Chateau Louis XIV, which was sold for over $300 million two years ago, in Louveciennes, France. Photograph: Lea Mandana/The New York Times

When the Chateau Louis XIV sold for over $300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine called it “the world’s most expensive home,” and Town & Coun(...)

Liam Crotty, executive chef Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo

As part of Food Month at The Irish Times, Irish chefs working abroad tell us about their jobs. Liam Crotty is executive chef at Roppongi Hills Club in(...)

An aerial view of the Huvafen Fushi resort in the Maldives, where Max Musgrave drowned.

An Irish toddler has died in a swimming pool accident at a holiday resort in the Maldives. Eighteen-month-old Max Musgrave drowned in a pool attache(...)

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