An Uber car in New York: an article in Business Insider advised giving an extra cash tip  if you want a five-star rating. Photograph: Sam Hodgson /The New York Times

On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realised I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the LA freeway behind the w(...)

Local residents clear rubble from the ruins of their home after the April 25th earthquake in Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters 0:37

A US marine corps helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing while working in the vicinity of Charikot village,(...)

Home minister Rajnath Singh (above) objected to an interview in BBC documentary  “India’s Daughter”. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A variety of bans, influenced by narrow caste, ethnic and religious loyalties and nationalistic sentiments, are being steadily imposed in India. The c(...)

A Nepalese earthquake survivor queues with his parent during a food distribution at a refugee camp in Bhaktapur, Nepal, yesterday.   Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

The humanitarian aid that nuclear rivals India and China rushed to Nepal after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, in which more than 8,000 peop(...)

An aid delivery near Dolakha. “The figure that 80 per cent of houses have been damaged sounds right,” said Dualta Roughneen of Plan Ireland. Photograph: Dualta Roughneen 1:23

Irish aid workers helping with relief efforts in Nepal following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on April 25th say food and shelt(...)

Security personnel stop Indian National Congress Party workers who were trying to jump over the barricades during a protest in New Delhi yesterday against the death of a 14-year-old girl in the  Moga district of Punjab. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

The death of a teenage girl in India’s northern Punjab state, after being thrown off a moving bus by staff who tried to molest her, triggered a furore(...)

Paul Devaney at Everest base camp in Nepal, two hours before the earthquake and subsequent avalanche. Photograph: Paul Devaney 2:42

The Department of Foreign Affairs has made contact with six of the 10 Irish citizens that had remained unaccounted for following the earthquake in Nep(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 2:42

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)

Nepalese residents walk past road damage following an earthquake in Kathmandu. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images 1:50

in Kathmandu Cotton, splints, antibiotics, IV drips, dressings, blades, sterile gloves. These were just some of the items on a handwritten list of sup(...)

A Nepalese resident sits near buildings in Kathmandu that were  severely damaged by the earthquake which occurred on Saturday morning. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.

Up to 100 Irish citizens are now tought to be in the region of Nepal left devastated by an earthquake, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.An emerg(...)