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A selection of ripe seedpods and seed from Fionnuala’s garden in autumn including tagetes, nicandra, lunaria and papaver. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It was the late great fashion designer Coco Chanel who declared that the best things in life are free. Certainly one of the great joys of gardening is(...)

Greed: Steve Coogan as Sir Richard “Greedy” McCready in Michael Winterbottom’s film. Photograph: Sony Pictures

Every year for the past three decades, Michael Winterbottom has made a movie. Britain’s most mercurial director may have hopped between genres like a (...)

A street vendor pushes her noodle stall in front of the popular tourist street of Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand could be the next nation in southeast Asia to relocate its capital after prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “poss(...)

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, marking the second anniversary of the exodus from Myanmar. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

Rusting behind barbed wire, rows of trailers at a repatriation centre sit empty and uninviting, evocative of a prison awaiting its inmates. In a deser(...)

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the second anniversary of the Rohingya crisis on August 25th in  Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh on Sunday, marking two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanm(...)

Rohingya refugees continue their way after crossing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, in November  2017:  Some 64 members of the Rohingya community arrived in Ireland in 2009.  Photograph: Hannah McKay

A report into the resettlement of more than 60 Rohingya people in Carlow more than a decade ago has warned of the educational and professional barrier(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Habib during  a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur  against human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other ethnicities, in February 2009. Photograph: Sophie Ansel

Harrowing stories are difficult to tell, and more so when they take place in remote parts of the world. So what is the best way to tell them? In any h(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Money is a powerful tool when you travel, especially in developing nations, and it is up to those spending it to be aware of this and use it wisely. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to travelling the world, the classic fantasy is spinning a globe at random or throwing a pin on a map, then gallivanting off to wherever(...)

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