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Pheu Thai party’s candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan (centre) after speaking at a press conference in Bangkok on Monday following  Thailand’s general election. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Thais questioned the integrity of election results on Monday, a day after a vote that exposed a split electorate and raised the threat of renewed poli(...)

On two wheels in Hanoi: “There are five million motorbikes in the Vietnamese capital 2030.” Photograph: Getty Images

Like taking off your shoes inside and bottles of sweet chilli sauce on the dinner table, it seems that dodging and weaving through scooters and motorb(...)

Pat Daly: “An Englishman from Yorkshire, who encountered Gaelic games in Singapore goes to South Africa, sets up the South Africa Gaels.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Appropriately for the GAA’s senior Waterford ambassador, Pat Daly, the association’s director of games, is MC for the launch of Renault’s sponsorship (...)

A lorry is sealed with a Dublin Port stamp. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The odour of garlic wafts from the shipping container after veterinary inspectors break the seal, open doors and unlock air trapped six weeks during t(...)

Lillian Li: particularly good on character

Two brilliant novels in recent years, Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter and Merritt Tierce’s debut Love Me Back, are both set in the service industry in (...)

Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

ASL Aviation handles cargo for international businesses such as FedEx and DHL. Photograph: Maxwells

European investor Star Capital is buying Irish airline ASL Aviation Holdings in a deal said to be worth more than €200 million. Swords, Co Dublin-bas(...)

Hakeem Al-Araibi   alongside former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster  at Melbourne International Airport on Tuesday. Photograph: David Crosling/EPA

A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive home Australi(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee and Australian resident, being escorted to a courtroom in Bangkok on February 4th. He is on his way back to Australia. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

A refugee footballer has been freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition t(...)

Thai Princess Ubolratana poses in 2010 for a photo during her visit to promote Thailand’s film industry at the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Filmart. File photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

A political party in Thailand that nominated Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya as its prime ministerial candidate said it accepted King Maha Vajiralongkor(...)

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