Goal chief executive Barry Andrews said hospitals in Nepal were overrun and huge numbers of people had been left homeless and were sleeping rough. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Dóchas, the Irish umbrella group of development NGOs said 10 Irish aid agencies were on the ground in Nepal and had issued appeals for help. It encou(...)

 Dozens of tents lie in disarray  after an avalanche plowed through Mount Everest base camp, killing at least 18 people following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Photograph: Azim Afif/EPA

When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red - drenched with blood from gashes he endured after an avalanche tossed him acros(...)

A man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters.

A fresh 6.7 magnitude aftershock in Nepal on Sunday hampered efforts to find survivors of a more powerful earthquake the day before that killed more t(...)

People sleep outside on a street  in Kathmandu, Nepal,  on April 25th, 2015, following a massive earthquake. Many hundreds of people have died and many more were feared trapped in rubble.  Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

The death toll in Nepal from a severe earthquake has risen to 1,341, a police spokesman has said on Saturday evening. Of the total, more than 630 were(...)

A sitting of the Supreme People’s Court in  Beijing, China.  Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

A court in China’s Sichuan province has handed down a suspended death sentence to a woman who killed her husband after months of domestic abuse.The su(...)

Celia Veloso, mother of  Mary Jane Veloso, cries as she is comforted by family members, during a protest pleading President Benigno Aquino for help in her daughter’s case. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, altho(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage, which is close to completion, in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

Chinese nuclear experts have warned that North Korea may already have 20 nuclear warheads and the capability to produce enough weapons-grade uranium t(...)

The Taliban raided the site in Bala Murghab district in Badghis province, north-western Afghanistan.

Nine border guards have been killed after the Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in a north-western province of Afghanistan. The checkpoint in Badghi(...)

Supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party  watch as others try to rescue a farmer who hung himself a rally against the government’s Land Acquisition Bill  in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

An Indian farmer died by suicide in New Delhi yesterday by hanging himself from a tree at a political rally being held to protest against the federal(...)

New Zealand prime minister John Key apologised for “bit of banter” after realising the woman had taken offence to repeatedly having her hair pulled over a six-month period. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand prime minister John Key apologised on Wednesday for pulling the ponytail of a waitress who later accused him of bullying, media reported.T(...)