Dublin is getting dearer again and is now just outside the top 20 most expensive city in the world, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living s(...)

Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today. Photograph: Getty Images.

Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today. The developm(...)

Relatives of plane crash victims gather outside the Airlines Operation Complex in Kathmandu yesterday. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA.

All 18 people aboard a small plane that crashed in bad weather in Nepal were killed, an army spokesman said today, after rescue teams battled h(...)

Snow blankets a hill near the  Bhimdatta Pant Highway in western  Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

A Nepal Airlines plane with 18 people on board flying in bad weather is missing in Nepal’s mountainous west. Ram Hari Sharma of the Civil(...)

Valentine’s Day teddy bears at a shop in Mumbai. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

CONOR POPE: I’m not going to beat about the overpriced rosebush, Alison. Valentine’s Day is a ridiculous concept, to be avoided unless you enjoy be(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

Migrant labourers work on a construction site  in Doha in Qatar.

Last June and a chirpy press release brought “news” of a fresh Fifa initiative: Fifa had agreed with the champagne producers, Taittinger, that its bra(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, the UAE foreign minister. The Irish delegation has made no excuses about the fact that this trip is about trade, investment and creating jobs back home. Photograph:  Maria Sundinemail

It is hard to fault the effort Taoiseach Enda Kenny has invested in the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the Gulf region this week. He talked up, i(...)

Arushi Talwar, was found in her bedroom in suburban New Delhi with her throat cut in 2008. Image: Google Maps

A couple in India have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter and their housekeeper, ending a murder mystery that has gripped the countr(...)

Chöje Akong Rinpoche: co-founder of the biggest and first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Europe

Chöje Akong Rinpoche, who died after a violent attack aged 73, was co-founder of the biggest and first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Europe, the Samye(...)

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