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Liam Casey: “China is still cheaper and the best place, if you take quality, access to raw materials, a skilled workforce and global logistics.”

When rock’n’roll legend Neil Young wanted to change the way people hear music, he turned to Liam Casey, founder and CEO of the Cork, San Francisco and(...)

Legal imports have grown from 350,000 skins valued at just €100 million (€72 million) in 2005 as Beyoncé, Johnny Depp’s partner, Amber Heard, Khloé Kardashian and Tamara Ecclestone have jumped on the trend for the exotic handbags, which can sell for more than €5,000 each.

Illegally traded python skins worth $1 billion (€720 million) are being imported into Europe every year as weak regulation fails to stop illici(...)

Hitting the Wall yet? Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon at Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff Pass) Great Wall of China in Tianjin. The race is regarded as one of the most challenging marathons in the world. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Had you so wished, you could have run a marathon through the Gaza Strip which, at 41km long, is almost perfectly marathon-proportioned. That wa(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

 Sam Rainsy (centre left), president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and his vice president Kem Sokha (centre right), visit injured workers at a hospital in Phnom Penh today. Photograph: EPA

Four people have reportedly been killed after Cambodian military police opened fire with assault rifles today against stone-throwing garment factory w(...)

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Could you please give me some advice on a trip to Vietnam, taking in Cambodia and Laos? We are a couple, early 50s, interested in culture and histo(...)

Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap gestures during an interview in Hanoi in 1995

Gen Vo Nguyen Giap, who has died aged 102, was one of the foremost military commanders of the 20th century, who used his charisma and tactical skills (...)

Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap is seen at a residence in Hanoi in  August 2008. General Vo Nguyen Giap, architect of Vietnam’s military victories over France and the United States, died today, of natural causes, family members and a hospital source said. He was 102. Photograph: Kham/Files/Reuters

Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general who drove the French out of Vietnam to free it from colonial rule and later forced the (...)

Courthouse steps: protesters in New Delhi, where four men were yesterday sentenced to death for the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus last December. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty

A United Nations study of 10,000 men in the Asia-Pacific region set out to reveal the true extent of rape culture in the region, but its findings – pu(...)

Kem Sokha, vice president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), gestures during a news conference at the CNRP headquarter in Phnom Penh today. Photograph: Samrang Pring/Reuters.

The deadlock over Cambodia’s disputed election hardened today as the opposition rejected official results confirming a victory for prime minister Hun(...)

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