An Indian taxi driver rests in his parked car in Kolkata on Monday. Taxi unions in the city have urged drivers to stay off the roads between 11am and 4pm because of the heat after a driver died in his cab. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Dibyangshu Sarkar

More than 500 people are believed to have died in a heatwave in India as temperatures approach 50 degrees in parts of the country.Allahabad, a city in(...)

 A man holds his son and mother in an Indian army helicopter after being rescued from Ramechhap district in Nepal yesterday. Photograph: Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

A river dammed up by a huge landslide in Nepal’s northwest has begun flowing again but the risks of flash floods are not over yet, police said yest(...)

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(...)

Niloo Sarafan and Conor McGreevy on their wedding day

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, talks with singers during a reception and concert featuring performers from Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle on Thursday night. Photograph: Getty

The Prince of Wales is to visit Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre on Friday at the conclusion of a trip which has been all a(...)

Facebook’s new ‘I’m a Voter’ button on its newsfeed, in order to encourage turn out in Friday’s referendums.

Facebook has launched an “I’m a Voter” button on its newsfeed in a bid to encourage turn out at polling stations during Friday’s referendums. The “meg(...)

A year after he swept to power after a landslide victory for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (...)

Relatives pay homage to the body of Aruna Shanbaug before the cremation ceremony in Mumbai.  The 67-year-old was fed through her nose twice a day for 42 years. Photograph: Divyakant solanki/EPA

An Indian nurse died on Monday in Mumbai after spending 42 years in a coma following a brutal rape and attempted strangulation in the port city in 197(...)

A street vendor in Patan, Nepal. The death toll for Nepal’s May 12th earthquake is now 117, separate from the 8,202 victims claimed by the April quake. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the Himalayan country’s deadliest on record, a(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)