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 Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos jnr after casting his vote at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary school which has been converted into a polling precinct in Batac, Philippines. Photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Early results showed Ferdinand (“Bongbong”) Marcos Jr, son of the late dictator, was on track to win Monday’s Philippine presidential election by a la(...)

Muhammad Ali and  Joe Frazier in Madison Square Garden, New York, in January 1974. Photograph:   Herb Scharfman/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

There is no evidence that it was Phineas Taylor Barnum who coined the phrase “there’s a sucker born every minute”. But for a man who promoted celebrat(...)

Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of online news site Rappler and Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov. Photographs: Alexander Zemlianichenko and Jerome Favre/EPA and AP

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule, won t(...)

The house in Schull, Co Cork, that belonged to Sophie du Plantier, and the cross marking the spot where she was murdered. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ian Bailey has predicted a Netflix documentary series on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will seek to demonise him on the basis of what he cl(...)

Rodrigo Duterte shows the ink on his finger after casting his vote in Davao city, southern Philippines, in a 2019 election. Photograph: Cerilo Ebrano/EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country’s war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Co(...)

Gavan Kennedy in Sitio Marna, in the Philippines

Gavan Kennedy is from Glasson, Co Westmeath. He left Ireland in 1991 to go to George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and returned in May 201(...)

Actor and martial artist Bruce Lee poses for a Warner Bros publicity still for the film Enter the Dragon in 1973 in Hong Kong. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Generally, the plotlines were weak and character development non-existent. The romantic interest for the lead man was zero and the dialogue poor to ex(...)

Micheál Martin set out various ways in which Ireland hopes to build a presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland’s membership of the UN Security Council should help it strengthen relationships in the Asia-Pacific region where it hopes to reach €100 billio(...)

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have been given exclusive access to Ms Toscan du Plantier’s family.

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have (...)

A resident sits outside destroyed houses after Typhoon Vamco hit on Saturday in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region(...)

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