The bodies of earthquake victims being burned at a mass cremation in Kathmandu. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

GARDINER HARRIS A growing sense of despair spread through Kathmandu yesterday as the devastated Nepali capital was convulsed by aftershocks that sent (...)

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

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 man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters.

A fresh 6.7 magnitude aftershock in Nepal on Sunday hampered efforts to find survivors of a more powerful earthquake the day before that killed more t(...)

People sleep outside on a street  in Kathmandu, Nepal,  on April 25th, 2015, following a massive earthquake. Many hundreds of people have died and many more were feared trapped in rubble.  Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

The death toll in Nepal from a severe earthquake has risen to 1,341, a police spokesman has said on Saturday evening. Of the total, more than 630 were(...)

A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/

Amazon’s first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new bu(...)

Irish trade mission to the Gulf States secures jobs and contracts. Photograph: Getty Images.

Enterprise Ireland has said its “five day, five city” trade mission to the Gulf States has resulted in the creation of 28 Irish-based jobs and €16 mil(...)

Many customers  focusing on cost control and unwilling to finance  large marketing campaigns, WPP’s chief executive Martin Sorrell said on release of first quarter results. Photograph: Alan Betson.

WPP said 2015 would continue to be “demanding” after sales growth at the world’s largest advertising company slowed last quarter. The London-based fir(...)

Supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party  watch as others try to rescue a farmer who hung himself a rally against the government’s Land Acquisition Bill  in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

An Indian farmer died by suicide in New Delhi yesterday by hanging himself from a tree at a political rally being held to protest against the federal(...)

Former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland. Mr Ringland was one of the attendees at the launch of the first branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in the Republic, where Lord Diljit Rana urged the State to consider rejoining the Commonwealth.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Republic needs to have a “rational and serious debate” about rejoining the Commonwealth, a member of the House of Lords has said. Speaking at the (...)

A stray dog on  a tourist beach  in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.  A study has found almost 60,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs and the  thousands of stray dogs on Bali have reportedly become a threat to the local tourism industry. Photograph: Made Nagi/EPA.

A study has found that almost 60,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs.The report is the first to consider the impact of canine-sp(...)