A commemorative parade on April 16th, 2006, on O’Connell Street, Dublin, marking the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Easter Rising was a “world historical event”and not just an Irish affair, a conference has been told. Prof Luke Gibbons of NUI Maynooth said the p(...)

An independent investigation into the deaths of at least 13 women at an unhygienic mass sterilisation camp in central India last month found the doctor used the same needle on each patient and staff never changed their gloves. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

Fifteen Indians lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts at a free eye surgery camp in the latest inciden(...)

Members of Sikh radical groups clash with Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee supporters after a prayer and remembrance meeting for the Sikh separatists who lost their lives during Operation Blue Star in 1984 at the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA. 1:42

Sikhs wielding swords clashed inside the compound of their religion’s holiest shrine today, the 30th anniversary of a controversial raid by Indian sec(...)

BJP leader Narendra Modi delivers a speech during an election rally yesterday in Palampur in northern India. Photograph: EPA/Sanjay Baid

As India’s marathon election heads into its final stretch, with voting in 89 seats being held today, the political jousting is becoming shrille(...)

‘It wasn’t just in their boisterousness that the French supporters showed us up at the weekend. In their company, especially, 
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ields of Athenry
is exposed as a rather inadequate rallying cry.’ Photograph: Inpho/Colm O’Neill

There was a comic but telling moment during the rugby match on Saturday when, with Ireland leading 13-3, French scrum-half Morgan Parra prepare(...)