The Irish border in 1974.
The history of smuggling across the Irish border.
Protesters set up a mock checkpoint at the Irish border in January.
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Why much of the fate of the Irish border lies in the future of the UK's customs arrangements with the EU.
Dominic Raab, secretary of state for existing the European Union and star of Deal or No Deal.
From trade to medicines, the UK government's 'just in case' planning is revealing.
The Irish border: invisible for now.
Is the UK's Brexit plan enough to avoid a hard Irish border?
The old border was a source of anger, resentment and violence.
After Brexit, politicians hope that technology can help us avoid a hard border in Ireland.
Things could soon get complicated.
A breakdown of the UK's position paper on the customs union.
What do you do if a border official asks for your phone PIN?
Following reports of travellers to the US being forced to unlock their phones for border officials, here are some steps you can take to prevent your personal data from being exposed.
Giant clam shells seized by authorities in waters off Australia’s north.
Prized species such as sea cucumbers are increasingly being poached from Australian waters. But if foreign aid can give fishing crews alternative livelihoods, the problem could ease.
Boa constrictors are frequently found at large in Australia, despite being banned.
Keeping non-native reptiles as pets is against the law – with good reason. Alien species traded on the black market can potentially establish themselves in the wild if they are released or escape.
The docks at Felixstowe: what does the customs union mean for business?
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The difference between a customs union and a free trade area – explained.
The added costs from trade-related red tape that will result from leaving the EU are certain and they will be costly for business and government.
The “free into store” trade terms are being eroded for Australian small business.
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Small importers rely on the seller being liable for any import duty - but that situation is being eroded.
South Africa is taking a tough stance against the practice of abducting and forcing young girls into marriage that’s still rife in some parts of the country.
The reasons for the phenomenon of child marriage are complex and include the fact that in customary law, marriageable age was never reckoned as an actual number but depended on puberty.
By appointing former police officer Roman Quaedvlieg to head a uniformed branch that replaced an administrative agency, the Abbott government all but guaranteed a more aggressive enforcement culture.
While the Australian Border Force's Operation Fortitude caused an outcry, people might be surprised at the extent of official powers to check their immigration status in a range of circumstances.
The Australian Border Force’s creation was no simple re-shuffling of departmental units.
The Australian Border Force represents a significant departure from earlier ways of managing the border.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
For sub-Saharan Africa to benefit fully from its growing economic ties with China both parties need to change their behaviour and attitude.
Viking funerals remain shrouded in mystery.
Why an intrepid trio went to the Isle of Eigg armed with Viking shields and poetry to recreate a funeral ceremony from 1000 years ago.
Bras and other everyday goods are hard to come by in Cuba.
Cuba has imposed new limits on the amount of goods that travellers can bring into the country. The new measures will be unpopular with many involved in the trade from suppliers to customers, and at first…