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Shauntelle Tynan (19), from Graiguecullen in Co Carlow is in Houston to attend specialist treatment in Texas Children’s Hospital.

A Carlow teenager battling cancer who had been stranded amid the flooding disaster in Houston has been evacuated from her apartment and brought to Tex(...)

A handout photo of Olive Yang in her family’s home in Muse, Myanmar in 2015. Yang, who rejected her royal birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord who established opium trade routes with her CIA-supplied army, died on July 13th, 2017, at the age of 90.

She was born to royalty in British colonial Burma, but rejected that life to become a cross-dressing warlord whose CIA-supplied army established opium(...)

The bar of the Sunnybank Hotel in Glasnevin, Dublin was one of nine businesses premises to receive a closure order from the HSE in October. Image: Google Street View.

An Indian restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar area and a hotel bar on the northside of the city were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Autho(...)

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We asked globetrotters, as well as booking agents at Usit and Trailfinders, for their advice on how to make your budget stretch while travelling. A(...)

Darina Allen examines chillies at a market stall during her visit to Myanmar

I spent a couple of weeks in Myanmar recently and was enchanted. Despite living through war and dictatorship, the people are warm, welcoming and cour(...)

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw. Lawmakers  will form Myanmar’s ruling party, with enough seats to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

After an historic day yesterday when pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi entered Myanmar’s parliament, the southeast Asian nation focused on ap(...)

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after attending the first day of a new parliament session in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Wearing flowers in her hair and looking poised and calm, Aung San Suu Kyi took her seat in the front row of Myanmar’s parliament after more than 50 ye(...)

The All Burma Students Democratic Front  has signed the ceasefire. Photograph: AFP

The Government of Burma, also known as Myanmar, and eight armed ethnic groups signed a ceasefire agreement on Thursday, the culmination of more than t(...)

A truck with war victims who fled from the conflict zone arrives at a monastery which is being set as temporary refugee camp in Lashio, northern Shan State, Burma.  Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Fifty government troops and police officers died in clashes last week with ethnic minority insurgents in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) near the border (...)

Clashes between the Shan State Army (seen above) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in recent weeks are a setback to  government efforts to forge a nationwide ceasefire in Myanmar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Forty-seven Myanmar soldiers have been killed this week in fighting with ethnic minority insurgents near the border with China, the military said i(...)

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