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Ian Paisley was suspended from the House of Commons in 2018 for 30 days for ‘serious misconduct’ over Sri Lanka trip. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ian Paisley is facing fresh questions over a number of trips he reportedly took to the Maldives. Last December BBC Spotlight raised queries over who(...)

Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff

Top Gear (BBC2, Sunday, 8pm) is back and not for the first time in its recent history it returns with a change of fluffy dice and a radical new paint (...)

 Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony’s Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. File Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were taken home in police custody on Friday afte(...)

Activists protesting for  safe workplace for garments workers mark the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April. Photograph: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Fast fashion” retailer Primark, which trades in its home market as Penney’s, faced protests this week in Germany after a christian group alleged tha(...)

The Primark store at Alexanderplatz  in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark on Thursday with store pickets and a new report flagging what its authors call low-(...)

Australian Federal Police  investigators leave the ABC building after a raid on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/AAP/Reuters

One journalist is being investigated for reporting that several boats filled with asylum seekers recently tried to reach Australia from Sri Lanka. Ano(...)

Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

BITING DOGS, VENOMOUS SNAKES, new WORLDS AND LOST FRIENDS: AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM ELSEWHERE, THE IRISH TIMES JOURNALIST’S NEW BOOK Luck. Good(...)

Child aggression directed at parents came first in a study carried out by Parentline into the top 10 reasons for calls to its helpline. Photograph: iStock

Six years ago, this problem wasn’t even on its radar – but last year research by the parent support group Parentline found aggression in children to b(...)

Sri Lankan soldiers guard a road after a mob attack in Kottampitiya, Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Photograph:   Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Eas(...)

 Sri Lankan Security personnel check people before they enter the church as services resume again after the Easter Sunday attacks, at the âAll Saints™ Church in Colombo. Photograph: Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Catholics in the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo and Negombo, where churches were struck by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, have held their first Sunda(...)

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