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Former Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak called the story about Trinh Xuan Thanh’s abduction “science fiction”. Photograph: Tomas Benedikovic/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia is under mounting pressure over its alleged role in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese official who was snatched in Berlin and resurfaced (...)

Visitors walk along the 150m Cau Vang, or  Golden Bridge, in the Ba Na Hills near Danang, Vietnam. Photograph: Linh  Pham/AFP/Getty Images

In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has(...)

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen  prepares to cast his vote in a general election on Sunday in whicn is party claims ti have won all 125 seats in parliament. Photograph:  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party has claimed victory in all 125 seats up for grabs in the country’s election after a vote – in which the main oppos(...)

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(...)

Just over one-third of the people  surveyed by the Department of Foreign Affairs about living in Asia had children currently residing with them. Photograph: St Patrick’s Day Parade, Shanghai

Who are the Irish in Asia? Where do they live, why did they move there, and what are their lives like? What industries do they work in, and do they en(...)

Soldiers make their way through a flooded village as part of the ongoing rescue effort Photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty

Troops searched for survivors in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a hydropower dam sent a torrent of wat(...)

Francis Brennan: blending right in on Grand Tour of South Africa. Photograph: RTE

When Francis Brennan takes a holiday, even busmen take pity. The premise for Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour (RTÉ One, Sunday, 8.30pm), now in its fourth(...)

Belfast native Michael Comerton launched his craft beer company Platinum Beverages in Vietnam and also plans to open restaurants there too

Michael Comerton grew up in Belfast as the Troubles began. Looking back, he says he can see how little opportunity there was for business. “Having l(...)

Bourdain died on June 8th, 2018. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Anthony Bourdain’s final interview has shed light on the chef’s thoughts on travel, culture and politics. The piece, which surfaced on on Sunday, incl(...)

Paul Simon: the most subtle of cerebral US singer-songwriters performs for the last time in Ireland at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

When the opening chords of Paul Simon’s beautiful elegy America soar out one last time this evening across the RDS arena in Dublin, emotion, memory an(...)

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