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Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

It may not be as big as Web Summit, and the location certainly isn’t as balmy as Lisbon, but Slush, a Finnish tech conference which gets under way on (...)

A parent is surrounded by members of the media outside the kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education  in Beijing, China. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Concerned and angry parents gathered around a kindergarten in Beijing on Friday where teachers are accused of abusing and molesting toddlers, includin(...)

Good fight: Pádraig Harrington after chipping in on the 10th hole during the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

Pádraig Harrington puffed out his chest and fought the good fight if ultimately in vain, while Shane Lowry failed to grasp the nettle and wilted in hi(...)

Vlada Dzyuba, a Russian model, died after working during a 13-hour fashion show in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Instagram

A Chinese modelling agency has denied overwork killed a 14-year-old Russian model who died after a catwalk show during Shanghai Fashion Week earlier t(...)

Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday in Beijing. Photograph:  How Hwee Young/EPA

Xi Jinping has unveiled a new leadership team after a week-long Communist Party congress that strengthened the Chinese president’s grip on power and r(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his match against Fabio Fognini at the Shanghai Masters, in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperament(...)

Teaching unions say a lack of regular work, two-tier pay gaps and difficulties securing permanent contracts mean that  working abroad for many  is a “no-brainer”. Photo: iStock

Many secondary schools are finding it near impossible to find qualified substitutes available to cover for teacher absences in key subject areas. Pri(...)

Fashion tops the list of online purchases, at 59 per cent, followed by electrical goods on 39 per cent and books and stationery at 38 per cent. Photograph: Eva Katalin Kondoros/iStock

Are we facing into a retail apocalypse? The US certainly seems to be; over the past 15 years, close to half a million jobs have been lost in departmen(...)

The jailing of three young protesters by Hong Kong’s appeal court last week brought tens of thousands of demonstrators on to the streets, recalling th(...)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after US president D(...)

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