Senator Rónán Mullen speaking to assylum seakers in Direct Provision at Mosney and Portlaoise (LtoR) Hamalys Akyamba, Ben Kwanzi, Maurice Kiesse, Greg Straton Director of SPIRASI, Patricia Murambinda, Gerald Musekiwa, and Robert Fimbo from Zimbabwe and DRC before a private members motion in the Seanad on the day the Dáil returned to business after the summer recess. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Asylum seekers at a second Cork reception centre have begun a protest at the direct provision system - the fifth such centre nationally to see protest(...)

Over 100 people gathered at Dublin Zoo’s Kaziranga Trail this morning for the naming ceremony of two baby bulls born this summer. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 1:17

They say elephants never forget but the 100 or so people who gathered at Dublin Zoo’s Kaziranga Trail for the naming ceremony of two baby bulls born t(...)

 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(...)

Gilead Sciences will allow seven large Indian generic drug producers to make and sell its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in more than 90 develop(...)

A flood victim reacts as he arrives on dry land after being evacuated by boat from his flooded house, following heavy rain in Jhang, Punjab province. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Flood waters started receding in Indian Kashmir today, giving rescue teams a chance to reach tens of thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest r(...)

A Kashmiri man evacuates an elderly woman to a higher ground at a flooded road in Srinagar today. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Photograph: Reuters

The death toll from serious flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir climbed to 175 today, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the r(...)

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, according to a report issued yesterday by the United Nations’ children’s agency. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, accord(...)

There is a good-bad film lurking within this grey-pound comedy from arch-sentimentalist Lasse Hallström. Following a tragic prologue in India, we join(...)

Spike Milligan pictured in 1999. Photograph: William Conran/PA

A life-sized bronze statue in memory of Irish comedian Spike Milligan was unveiled in north London today.The memorial was organised and fundraised fo(...)

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(...)