Team Ireland’s Nuala Browne celebrates after winning a silver medal for finishing second in the 500m Race Singles Tourist, with Nicola Higgins who finished 5th and Rita Quirke,  who won bronze in kayaking. Photoraph: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Team Ireland continued to shine in sunny California on Thursday as athletes won another eleven medals at the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles. The(...)

 Fr Peter McVerry said that hitherto, the issue of homelessness was not a major issue for the main political parties as they didn’t see the homeless as voters. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry has backed a call by founder of Focus Ireland, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy to hold a referendum on the right t(...)

Rescue team members search for the landslide victims at Lumle village in the Kaski district of Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through villages on Thursday, killing at least 30 people close to the nation’s most popular tre(...)

India has executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country’s deadliest bombings, which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme(...)

Activists   protest against the death sentence of Yakub Memon, who was convicted for his involvement in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, in New Delhi, India.  Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s supreme court has rejected a last minute plea by a 52-year old accountant, sentenced to death for the serial bombings that shook Mumbai in M(...)

Singapore: one of the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook six hot spots for business. Photograph: EPA/Wallace Woon

Record quarter for top American airline carriers The four major American carriers are rubbing their hands with glee following a record -breaking secon(...)

Comreg compliance analyst Miriam Kilraine leaving the Four Courts after the cases against Eircom, Vodafone and Three Ireland. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Eircom and Vodafone have been convicted and fined for ripping off customers who continuously received overcharged bills. Following an investigation (...)

A man carries a newborn baby as he walks  with his family after police said they were evacuated from a hospital near the site of a gunfight in Dinanagar town in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India, on Monday. Photograph: Munish Sharma/Reuters

At least 10 people, including three armed militants, died in a 12-hour firefight with Indian security forces in northern Punjab province yesterday. Po(...)

US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Ethiopia’s president Mulatu Teshome  at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When a young Ethiopian journalist, Simegnish Mengesha, got the chance to meet US president Barack Obama in May, a comment from a high-ranking US offic(...)

Participants at the opening of the Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Paris. Photograph: Reuters/Etienne Laurent/Pool

The close of the international climate conference on December 11th could well be a cliffhanger. Newspaper editors may be tempted to prepare alternate (...)