A Native American costume which sold for €320,000

A Native American costume, brought home to an aristocratic house in Co Kilkenny more than 100 years ago, sold for €320,000 at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers(...)

A set of forks which belonged to Jonathan Swift have green-stained ivory handles which  carry the initials of the writer and his family coat of arms

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the renowned Anglo-Irish satirist and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, used his quill to deadly effect to puncture (...)

An independent investigation into the deaths of at least 13 women at an unhygienic mass sterilisation camp in central India last month found the doctor used the same needle on each patient and staff never changed their gloves. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

Fifteen Indians lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts at a free eye surgery camp in the latest inciden(...)

 At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir regions. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir reg(...)

Former cricket star and opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters in Islamabad. Mr Khan says prime minister Nawaz Sharif rigged last year’s elections to secure his landslide win. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament yesterday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt (...)

Indian Trinamool Party workers protest against the Communist Party near a polling station during the ninth and final phase of the parliamentary elections in Calcutta today. Photograph: EPA/Piyal Adhikary

India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by the controversial Narendra Modi (63), is poised to form the country’s next government, (...)

Polling officials demonstrate to residents how to use an electronic voting machine in Kolkata yesterday.  Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

The showdown between the ruling Congress Party and its principal challenger, the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has become(...)

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), takes a “selfie” after casting his vote at a polling station in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Photograph: Reuters

India’s Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi looked triumphant after voting yesterday in the world’s largest election, but the man tipped to be the next pr(...)

BJP leader Narendra Modi delivers a speech during an election rally yesterday in Palampur in northern India. Photograph: EPA/Sanjay Baid

As India’s marathon election heads into its final stretch, with voting in 89 seats being held today, the political jousting is becoming shrille(...)

A young man has stabbed at least 25 women this month in a small Pakistani town, police said, and many women and girls are afraid to leave their homes.(...)