Stormont ministers clash over Irish sea port checks. File Photograph: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Stormont ministers clashed over Irish Sea port checks during robust exchanges on Tuesday. The checks are taking place at existing repurposed building(...)

Former   president of Bolivia Evo Morales: re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and violent protests.  Photograph:  Alexis Demarco/APG/Getty

Bolivian president Evo Morales has resigned following mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks(...)

Eureka stockade leader: Peter Lalor, in an illustration by Ludwig Becker from 1856. Photograph courtesy of the State Library of Victoria

On December 1st, 1854, gold miners in the town of Ballarat burned their mining licences in protest at the unelected government of the colony of Victor(...)

The statue of Edward Carson at  Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly was included in the terms of the Belfast Agreement, with the first election held on June 25th, 1998. It i(...)

Nama and all private firms involved in the Northern Ireland assets sale have denied wrongdoing. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

The £7 million (€9.6m) sum that has attracted considerable controversy in the Stormont inquiry into the sale of Nama’s assets in the North should be r(...)

Thailand’s  legislature has passed a law that criminalises commercial surrogacy and prevents foreigners from seeking surrogacy services in the kingdom. File photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Thailand’s military-picked legislature has passed a law that criminalises commercial surrogacy and prevents foreigners from seeking surrogacy services(...)

Thailand’s newly appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thailand’s securities and exchange commission (SEC) is planning a raft of new rules to stop stock-market manipulation, which will permit the watchdog (...)

Thailand’s newly appointed prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reviews honour guards during a visit at the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard in Chonburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok today. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters.

The army general who led the overthrow of Thailand’s elected government in May was named prime minister today by the legislature, sealing the military(...)