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Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned in Salisbury along with her father, Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. But the daughter of one of Russia’s most famous spies says she wa(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and German chancellor Angela Merkel at  the Zoo in Berlin in July 2017. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel will make her 11th visit to China, and her first since her re-election, on Thursday, for a trip that is sure to be dom(...)

An undated file photo of a shadowy shape that some people believed to be  the Loch Ness monster. Photograph:   AP Photo

A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may disover whe(...)

“As well as the medical challenges these people will face, the costs to countries’ health systems will be enormous.”

Almost a quarter of the world’s population will be obese by 2045, according to a new study. If current trends continue, 22.4 per cent of people globa(...)

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

Medical laboratory scientists said they warned a decade ago that foreign-based cervical smear testing posed risks for patients.

The Academy of Clinicial Science and Laboratory Medicine said the decision to outsource the analysis of cervical smear tests to the United States in 2(...)

 South Korean journalists head to an aircraft at Seoul Airport on Wednesday from where they were to fly to North Korea to witness the dismantlement of the North’s key nuclear test site. Photograph: EPA

North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s u(...)

Author Philip Roth in New York in September 15th, 2010. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85, was a prolific, protean and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th centu(...)

The Links, Elm Park  Green, Dublin

Hooke & MacDonald has completed the sale of 11 apartments in Dublin 4 for about €3.6 million within four weeks of bids being received. The multi-(...)

US president Donald Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt about whether next month’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will go ahead, fo(...)

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