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People in a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand: Some network operators in Europe are warning  a Huawei ban could push back deployment of 5G by as much as three years. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha

There is a curious paradox about Huawei. It is the probably the most successful mobile phone company you never realised you used. Of those who do know(...)

 He Jiankui: drew condemnation when he revealed the birth of twins whose genes had been altered with the editing technique known as Crispr. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who made the world’s first genetically modified babies, is expected to face criminal charges after a government inve(...)

Roma, one of Netflix’s original movies, is now considered an Oscar favourite having taken best director and foreign language motion picture at the Globes. Photograph:   Carlos Somonte

MONDAY Results: Citigroup. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Dec); Euro zone industrial production (Nov); US imports and exports (Nov), constructi(...)

China’s CSI300 index of Shanghai and Shenzhen shares rose 2.6 per cent. In Japan, the Nikkei gained 1.3 per cent to a six-week high. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Asian shares rallied on Monday after US and Chinese leaders brokered a truce in their trade conflict, a relief for the global economic outlook and a t(...)

He Jiankui guides a laboratory staff member at the Direct Genomics lab in Shenzhen,  China. The scientist has claimed to have  created the world’s first gene-edited twin baby girls, ‘Lulu’ and ‘Nana’, whose genetic alterations could make them immune to HIV. Photograph: VCG via Getty Images

News that Chinese scientist He Jiankui successfully applied new gene-editing technology to create genetically modified human embryos immune to the HIV(...)

The fortress walls and lighthouse at Galle, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 10 years after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Better trans(...)

A woman walks in the rain the day after Typhoon Mangkhut hit Yangjiang in China’s Guangdong province on Monday. Photograph:   Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Four people have died in southern China after the world’s most ferocious storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, lashed the province of Guangdong, with win(...)

A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

Waves crash beside Hung Hom Promenade and Hung Hom Ferry Pier amid Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Pcmarriotthk/Youtube/Reuters

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China after lashing the northern Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rain have left at least 64 people(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

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