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Some 33 per cent of recently diagnosed asthma patients did not have the condition, according to new research. Photograph: Martin Barraud/Getty Images

A third of people recently diagnosed with asthma do not have the condition, research suggests. Some people may be misdiagnosed with asthma while othe(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

Brexit minister David Davis: Donald Tusk, EC president,  said it was  illusion for anyone to think they could have the EU cake and eat it. “I propose a simple experiment. Buy a cake, eat it, and see if it is still there on the plate.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to the Brexit negotiations, “having cake and eating it” is not the official policy, a cabinet minister has said, in reference to a handw(...)

Connected: Sinéad Clarke of the Irish Design House and Sinéad O’Neill of CraicTO. Photograph: Benny Corrigan

Mary Monks Hatch was pleasantly surprised when she started to hear more Irish voices in Vancouver – on the street, in lifts, sitting next to her on t(...)

How much free beer Labatt retirees can lug home each year depends on where they live. Current employees  get a free case every other week and bonus cases at Christmas. Photograph:  Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images

For decades, a job at Labatt, one of Canada’s two major breweries, came with an unusual perk: free beer for life. But now, the company’s retirees have(...)

Bombardier said it would  be “strategically hiring” for the CSeries family of narrow-body jets and its Global 7000 business jet. Photograph: iStock

Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier, a major employer in Belfast, is to shed jobs for the second time this year. The company said it would(...)

Peta: ‘By adopting meat-free eating habits, developed nations will save millions of animals’ lives and help the environment.’

Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has sent former president Mary Robinson a bouquet for suggesting people (...)

Calls by former president Mary Robinson for people to give up meat in the interests of climate justice have been criticised by farmers.  File photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Calls by former president Mary Robinson for people to give up meat in the interests of climate justice have been greeted with anger, even derision. (...)

 Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar. Iranian officials have said the country has released the academic. File photograph: Amanda Ghahremani via AP

Iran said on Monday it had freed an Irish-Canadian-Iranian academic detained since June, a week after Iran and Canada began talks on a potential resto(...)

Germany Rose Kari Foss onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose of Tralee Selection on Monday night. “This is not, as the Germany Rose said, ‘a beauty pageant’ – an attorney who also produced a vaguely unintelligible rap for her ‘party piece’.”  Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

We were at least 40 minutes into this year’s Rose of Tralee, from de Dome in Tralee, before one of the 35 dewy-lipped contestants, who had made it thr(...)

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