Indian soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. Photograph:  Reuters

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the t(...)

Smoke billows from a mortar shell allegedly fired by  Indian Army  across  Line of Control in Pakistani administered Kashmir on  August 18th. Photograph: Amiruddin Mughal/EPA

India and Pakistan’s national security advisers are, for the first time, scheduled to hold talks over the weekend in New Delhi in an effort to kicksta(...)

Jubilant supporters of Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after the general election in the capital Colombo on Tuesday. Sri Lanka’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse admitted his dream of a political comeback was over. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan voters decisively rejected former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid, election results showed on Tuesday, leaving this island natio(...)

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has defended his company after allegations of employee cruelty made by the New York Times. Photograph: Getty Images

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has defended his company after allegations of employee cruelty made by the New York Times. In a rare com(...)

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan  is among the nominees for the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young People. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has been nominated for an international award previously bestowed upon both John F Kennedy and Henry Kissing(...)

Ambiya Khatu,  who married a man who paid for her release from smugglers in Thailand, watches her niece with her mother, Mabiya Khatu, at home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia“There was nobody to rescue us, so I agreed,” she said. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The young woman had been penned in a camp in the sweltering jungle of southern Thailand for two months when she was offered a deal. She had fled Burma(...)

A Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli in 1915 attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Getty Images

On August 15th, 1915, the 10th (Irish) Division attacked a mountain called Kiretch Tepe Sirt which overlooked Suvla Bay, where they had landed a we(...)

Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)

Nestle: Swiss company’s shares rose 3.5 per cent to 74.70 Swiss francs. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini/EPA

Nestle, the world’s biggest packaged food company, posted better than expected first-half sales growth and stuck to its 2015 forecast, despite a recal(...)

File photograph  of Maggi noodles in a shop in Faridabad, a suburb of New Delhi. India’s government is seeking damages of €85m from Nestle. Photograph: AFP/Getty

India will seek damages of 6.39 billion rupees (€89.5 million) from Swiss group Nestle after a food scare involving reports of excess lead in the firm(...)