Rescue workers sifting the ruins of a building for survivors in Kathmandu. Photograph: Carl Whetham/IFRC/EPA 1:50

The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake has risen above 4,000 and is expected to increase as rescue workers struggle to reach remote villages days afte(...)

Despite any nefarious connotations associated with gambling, as well as the resulting comparisons people might make with its recent decision to go full-crypto, the Isle of Man has nonetheless chosen to dip its toes into another financial area which still has questions to answer.

While bitcoin is attractive because of its inherent decentralised nature, it has struggled to be perceived as a legitimate currency, given the lack of(...)

Surviving immigrants lie on the deck of Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoretti in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour on Monday,  April 20th, 2015. Some  700 migrants were feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. Photograph:  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Last September, photographer Frank Miller and I spent a week in Sicily reporting for The Irish Times on the story of Mediterranean boat migration. We (...)

Australian captain Michael Clarke is presented the ICC World Cup Trophy by ICC chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasanafter winning the  World Cup final against New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Getty Images

International Cricket Council president Mustafa Kamal has threatened to reveal details of “mischievous things” he claims are taking place at the world(...)

Bangladesh police officials speak to reporters after secular blogger Washikur Rahman was hacked to death on a Dhaka street. Photograph: Suvra Kanti Das/AFP/Getty Images

A blogger has been hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of reli(...)

 Soldiers and sailors in the port town of Mongla helped emergency services search through the rubble and pull out more than 40 survivors. Photograph: Stronger/EPA

At least five people were killed and another 100 feared trapped after a cement factory collapsed in Bangladesh on Thursday, police said.Soldiers and s(...)

Protesters in Tinsukia demonstrate on Sunday against the mob killing of a man accused of rape in neighbouring Nagaland state.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Indian police arrested 22 people on Sunday over last week’s storming of a high security prison in the northeast of the country and subsequent lynchin(...)

Women  hold placards during a protest in Calcutta this week  demanding the death penalty for a man convicted of gang-raping a 23-year-old female student on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Three Indian officials have been suspended and paramilitary soldiers deployed after a mob stormed a high-security jail, dragged away a man accused of (...)

The lynching took place days after prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration banned a BBC documentary about a high-profile rape

A curfew was imposed yesterday in a small town in India’s northeastern Nagaland state, bordering Myanmar, after a mob stormed a prison, dragged away (...)

Baby onesies, made in Africa, with ‘Made in Europe’ printed on the front. Photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty

‘We are not a charity” is the mantra of the The Ethical Fashion Initiative. It was formed as part of the International Trade Centre, itself a joint(...)