A cow in the  roadway in Siliguri, India,  photographed in April  2014. Prime minister  Narendra Modi, a vegetarian Hindu nationalist,  warned before being elected that the country’s expanding meat industry would lead to its “ruin”. File photograph: Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

A Hindu mob killed a Muslim man in India over rumours that he butchered a cow. Police on Wednesday blamed the incident and subsequent sectarian viole(...)

The Gulshan area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, where Cesare Tavella was shot on Monday. Photograph: Google Maps

An Italian citizen was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, police said. Cesare Tavella, who was aged around 50 (...)

Migrants get off a train  at the railway station of Botovo, near the Croatian-Hungarian border. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

Four years of war have killed 250,000 of its people, driven four million of them abroad and displaced twice as many inside its borders, but on the Bal(...)

Migrants board through a window a train heading to Zagreb at a railway station, near the official border crossing between Croatia and Serbia. Photograph: Stringers/AFP/Getty Images

Some 855 first-time asylum seekers applied for protection in Ireland between April and June 2015, bringing to 1,480 the total number of people to seek(...)

Hungarian police use tear gas at the border crossing between Serbia and Hungary near Horgos on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA 0:50

The late summer heat was oppressive over Hungary’s southern borderlands, the air heavy with the fatigue, frustration and uncertainty of hundreds of pe(...)

A body from an Indonesian capsized boat victim carried by Malaysian rescuers. Photograph: Malaysian Enforcement Angency/EPA/handout

Sixty-one bodies have been recovered from an overloaded wooden boat which sank off Malaysia carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants, maritime(...)

Rescuers carry a body recovered from a capsized boat at a jetty in Hutan Melintang, near Teluk Intan, Malaysia. Photograph: Reuters

An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian migrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people(...)

 Migrants, mostly from Syria, prepare for registration at a facility of the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) on September 1st,  in Deggendorf, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The war in Syria is in its fifth year and shows no sign of ending. The downstream consequence of this are being seen on the shores of EU, and this wee(...)

A migrant, hoping to cross into Hungary, plays with a child along a railway track outside the village of Horgos in Serbia, towards the border it shares with Hungary. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Mayor Istvan Bacskulin cast a gimlet-eyed gaze over the fields that separate Serbia and Hungary, and didn’t much like what he saw. It wasn’t so much t(...)

 Flowers and candles at the side of  motorway where a group of migrants were found dead in a truck in  Austria. Austrian police have discovered another lorry containing three children in a critical condition. Photograph: Herbert P Oczeret/EPA

Three young children were found in a critical condition due to dehydration on Friday after police in Austria stopped a truck containing 26 refugees, A(...)