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(...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

Lough Derg in Co Donegal is a unique place in the world of pilgrimage. It attracts people from all over the world, rich, poor, politicians, the powerf(...)

Two months after massive twin earthquakes killed 8,897 people in Nepal, nearly three million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, are still in need of shelter, food and basic medical care as the yearly monsoon bore down on the Himalayan nation. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Nepal reopened its most popular trekking trail to tourists on Thursday after international experts said it was safe, three months after two devastatin(...)

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(...)