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(...)

Members of Building and Wood Workers’ International and Swiss Unia unions demonstrate outside Fifa headquarters in 2013. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The International Trade Union Confederation has accused the Irish Government and others of a “conspiracy of silence” with regard to World Cup 2022 hos(...)

HSBC’s Expat Explorer league table  placed Bahrain in fifth position  in terms of attractiveness for expats out of 34 countries, followed by Oman (6), Qatar (10) and the UAE (13).

There are six Gulf Co-operation Council states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Irish expats hea(...)

We often forget that many beauty basics don’t appear in the make-up bag or on the bathroom shelf: eat well, drink water, don’t smoke, exercise, sle(...)

Supporters of the 30-party alliance led by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) move a roll of barbed wire during the general strike in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition politicians have thrown chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal that was aimed at blocking t(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Tibetan Monks construct a sand Mandala of the Buddha of Compassion at the Chester Beatty Library. Photograph: The Irish Times

It seems the first Buddhist mission to the West was led by Irish man Charles Pfoundes in 1889, as discovered in recent research by academics in Irelan(...)

The Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University doesn’t sound like the most obvious source of ground-breaking cinema to rattle senses and confoun(...)

Environmental advocates participate in the “People’s Walk for Climate Justice”, a walkathon against climate change in the  Philippines. The latest round of UN climate talks are set to “grind to a halt” unless its joint co-chairs find a way of reconciling serious differences between rich and poor countries. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The latest round of UN climate talks “will grind to a halt” unless its joint co-chairs find a way of reconciling serious differences between rich and (...)

 Israeli avalanche victims  prior to their departure for the international airport, at Ciwec clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the weekend. The Israeli government has sent a special flight to bring back their avalanche survivors  from Kathmandu.  Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Hopes faded yesterday for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government offici(...)