Carrying children and possessions through flood waters in Chennai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 270 people have died in southern India’s largest city of Chennai, while another 20,000 were rescued from rooftops by military and disaster-reli(...)

Partry House is one of the oldest houses in the west of Ireland and dates back to 1677, when it was home to the Blosse Lynch family for (...)

The 16-year-old INS Sindhurakshak  was rocked by two explosions in its torpedo compartment on Wednesday morning which sent huge fireballs into the air. Photograph: AP Photo/Vikalp Shah

Indian navy divers yesterday recovered four badly burned bodies of sailors who were trapped inside a submarine belonging to it that sank earlier this (...)

Indian navy chief admiral DK Joshi (foreground, left) talks to India’s defence minister AK Antony  as navy divers standing on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine prepare to dive into the waters of the Arabian Sea, during a rescue operation in Mumbai. Photograph: Reuters

India’s navy said today divers had found the bodies of three sailors who were on board a submarine badly damaged by a fire and explosions and that it (...)