Tiger Woods  rubs his back before hitting his second shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

After the playing of a video clip of highlights from Tiger Woods’ golf trip to India in February, Woods stepped to the microphone yesterday at Islewor(...)

A  man wades through flood water on the outskirts of Srinagar in Indian Kashmir. Flash flooding caused by heavy rain has killed at least 65 people in the region. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA.

At least 65 people were killed after heavy rains caused flash floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, including a wedding party on a bus that was swep(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Legal activists are hopeful that under hisnewly elected Hindu nationalist BJP government archaic colonial laws will be annulled. erased. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Indian legal experts have drawn attention to the country’s anomalous inheritance of a body of law which dates from the colonial period but which is(...)

24 January 2013 NewsKatie Taylor (red) and German Boxer Maike Kluners pictured during their fught at the Katie Taylor fight night in The Bord Gais Enery Theatre, Dublin.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Katie Taylor will take part in her first bout in Limerick ahead of this year’s World Championships in South Korea. The 28-year-old, who last competed(...)

 Rory McIlroy: He’s Irish: maybe not cartoon green, but still Irish. Acknowledging that represents a challenge to one-size-fits-all identity shackles, the same sort of shackles which inherently contain the assumption that if McIlroy came from Wicklow Hollywood rather than Down Holywood he would be grasped more to the national bosom. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

The fallout from this island’s mostly squalid history can be depressingly obvious in the comparatively trivial as much as the desperately important. A(...)

A royal welcome for Usian Bolt from Prince Harry at Celtic Park. However the Olympic sprint champion may needa royal pardon after criticisng the Commonwealth Games. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt remarked that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were “a bit shit”, according to a report in Wednesday’s Times n(...)

Suguna Devi, a married woman and the daughter of the village’s headman, lies on a rope cot in Swang Gulgulia Dhoura, India, where a 13-year-old girl was raped as punishment for her brother’s alleged assault against Ms Devi.  Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

A rape has taken place every 25 minutes in India over the past 13 years, a new study has found.The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said 27(...)

Ranked number two in the world at bantamweight, Michael Conlan (left), pictured at London 2012, came through the first of his bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Olympic bronze medal winner at London 2012, Michael Conlan, won the first of his fights in the Commonwealth Games. The Belfast bantamweight (...)

Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes during a press conference at the Athletes Village, Glasgow. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland boxer Paddy Barnes has branded Commonwealth Games drug test timings a “disgrace” and insisted the procedure could have put his parti(...)

People come to wash and pray in the Ganges, a major source of pollution in Varanasi, India. Photograph: Graham Crouch/New York Times

The big question on many minds in the Indian city of Varanasi is: how long will the electricity last?Since Narendra Modi was elected prime minister in(...)