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South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-Yeol speaks during a news conference at the National Assembly on March 10th, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji - Pool/Getty Images

Conservative opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol has narrowly won South Korea’s presidential election, marking a turning point for the world’s tenth-la(...)

First Holy Communicant Trinity Lee: Her mother said while her daughter was sad she couldn’t celebrate the day with her friends, she was outgrowing the dress and had already outgrown two pairs of shoes. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin’s Catholic Archbishop has agreed to postpone First Holy Communions in the diocese for another month but, having cancelled their ceremony four t(...)

Wenzi Wang, of Brandon Square, Waterville, Blanchardstown, Dublin. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Chinese national who lived under a false name for eight years after buying another person’s birth certificate was “a model citizen in all but name”,(...)

Mapo tofu is on almost every Chinese menu and the origins of the dish  reach back to the late 1800s. Photograph: Christopher Simpson/The New York Times

Anyone who says tofu is bland or boring hasn’t eaten mapo tofu, the intoxicatingly spicy, fragrant dish from the Sichuan province of China. Unlike th(...)

Jay Y Lee, the de facto leader of Samsung. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

The de facto leader of Samsung Group, Jay Y Lee, appeared before a South Korean court on Monday, awaiting a ruling on whether new allegations includin(...)

Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee is escorted as he leaves the Seoul central district court after   a retrial was ordered over bribery charges. Photograph: Getty Images

South Korea’s highest court ordered the retrial of Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee over bribery charges, reviving legal uncertainty around the country(...)

Pro-democracy protesters with a photo of Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che and other activists during a demonstration in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph:  Bobby Yip/Reuters

Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist from the self-ruled island of Taiwan, has confessed to charges of subversion by the Chinese government, accordin(...)

US president Donald Trump said North Korea should be “very, very nervous”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said that perhaps his “fire and fury” warning to North Korea “wasn’t tough enough”. Mr Trump said North Korea had “bett(...)

Samsung said its second-quarter net profit advanced 89 per cent on-year to set a new record of 11 trillion won or $9.8 billion  on the back of strong returns from its chip business

Samsung said a memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widel(...)

Asean leaders in Manila: Najib Razak (Malaysia), Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Prayuth Chan-ocha (Thailand), Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Vietnam), Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines), Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore), Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei Darussalam), Hun Sen (Cambodia), Joko Widodo (Indonesia) and Thongloun Sisoulith (Laos). Photograph: Mark Crisanto/Reuters

Leaders from 10 southeast Asian countries expressed their “grave concern” about the North Korean missile crisis in a statement from the Association of(...)

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