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January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

When it was over and the dead and wounded lay in pools of blood, moaning on the ground, Dyer forbade his soldiers to give any aid to the injured

It was 1919. The Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires had collapsed; new nations were springing up from their ruins; talk of self-determination was in(...)

Police officers inspect at the site of a train accident in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring do(...)

A victim of the Air India Flight 182 bombing  is removed from Cork Airport on a stretcher in June 1985.

Sikh militant Inderjit Singh Reyat, who was convicted for his role in the bombing of an Air India flight off the Irish coast in 1985, has been release(...)

Maintenance workers for Air India will  have to make sure a rat spotted on one of its aircraft did not damage equipment or chew through wires and the plane must be certified as  rodent-free. File photograph: Kevin Frayer/AP Photo

An Air India plane flying to London was forced to return to Mumbai after passengers spotted a rat on board, the airline said. Although the rodent was(...)

A commemorative parade on April 16th, 2006, on O’Connell Street, Dublin, marking the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Easter Rising was a “world historical event”and not just an Irish affair, a conference has been told. Prof Luke Gibbons of NUI Maynooth said the p(...)

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(...)

Members of Sikh radical groups clash with Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee supporters after a prayer and remembrance meeting for the Sikh separatists who lost their lives during Operation Blue Star in 1984 at the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA.

Sikhs wielding swords clashed inside the compound of their religion’s holiest shrine today, the 30th anniversary of a controversial raid by Indian sec(...)

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(...)

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