Syrian refugees wait for supplies near the Turkish border post of Akcakale, province of Sanliurfa. Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qa(...)

Lesbian couple Laxmi Ghalan, 33, (centre) and Mira Bajracharya, 35, (left) speak with each other inside a temporary makeshift shelter at a LGBT camp, a month after the April 25th earthquake in Kathmandu. Photograph:  Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal’s capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to (...)

Inspirational: Star Trek’s replicator was the original inspiration for the Genie

A recent Pew Research survey on technology and the future examined people’s attitudes to a range of potential scientific developments. Public opinion(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

A girl  feeds her younger sister while preparing for the first day school at a temporary shelter in Bungmati, Kathmandu, on Sunday. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Thousands of children affected by last month’s earthquake in Nepal returned to schools on Sunday, a working day in the Himalayan nation, five weeks af(...)

A candlelight vigil in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu,  to mark one month after the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th.  Photograph: Hemanta Shrestha/EPA

The international community’s response to devastating earthquakes in Nepal has been disappointing, a United Nations official said on Monday, adding th(...)

 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(...)

Residents look for their belongings among the rubble of their destroyed homes in Nepal after the recent earthquake. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at 11.56am on Saturday, April 25th, an army of volunteers mobilised and worked around the clock as part of (...)

Delicious diet: ‘Dinner will be a full-blooded, creamy shepherd’s pie.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

I’m on a diet. I’ve just polished off a piece of a carrot cake and a (non-fat) latte. Lunch will be a poached egg and toast, and dinner will be a full(...)

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(...)