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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(...)

The man got into difficulty while swimming in the Maldives. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish man who drowned in the Maldives while on his honeymoon has been named as 30 year old Andrew Roddy. Mr Roddy, who was from Killester in north(...)

The Irish Times understands that an Irish man has drowned while holidaying on the Maldives island group (above), south of India. File photograph: Google Maps

An Irish man has died tragically in the Maldives in what is understood to have been a drowning incident. The Irish Times understands the man was holi(...)

Get some late-summer sun during the last week of August in Gran Canaria.

Grab the last of the summer deals If you want to nab a last-minute bargain and can travel this weekend, then you could head to Gran Canaria from €539(...)

The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, among the locations being damaged by climate change. Photograph: Sarah Lai/AFP/Getty Images

There is an element in all of us of wanting to be the first or last to see something. Here are five destinations we should be thinking of seeing. All (...)

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