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Sri Lankan Security personal pass the damaged Kingsbury Hotel, where a fatal blast occured the day before. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group, the country’(...)

Indian women wait outside to cast their votes at a polling station in Supana village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Women make up about half of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion, but they continue to be poorly represented in parliament and state legislatur(...)

 Indian commuters drive amidst heavy smog in New Delhi. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

The life expectancy of a child born today will be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution, researchers said on(...)

Firefighters stand guard at the high-rise block where a fire killed at least 25. Photograph: Monirul Alam/EPA

Criminal charges are to be filed against the owner of a building in Dhaka where a fire killed at least 25 people and which had four illegally construc(...)

People  being rescued after a fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on  Thursday. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

At least 19 people were killed and 70 injured in a fire in a 22-storey building in the Banani commercial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on (...)

Kristina McElroy and Yomiko Chen: On McElroy’s 65th birthday, she was delighted to be a finalist in a UCD young fashion designer’s competition. Her design, a pink party dress, had an Japanese style obi belt. Photograph: Lilly Rose

Kristina McElroy has been drawn to the colour brown these past few months. It was big at the Paris fabric show she visited last year. Since then it’s (...)

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch on March 16, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city the previous day. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

A three- and four-year old are among the victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand carried out on Friday. New Zealan(...)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch in New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Baker

The nationalities of some of the victims of the terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand have begun to emerge as anxious relatives and fr(...)

Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder,  appear in the Christchurch district court, in New Zealand on March 16th. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/Pool/Reuters

Forty-nine people were killed and more than 40 others were injured after one gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand on Frida(...)

While in London, Michael O’Shea would perform in Covent Garden and on the tube passageways of the West End. The instrument he is playing, which he called Mo Chara, was made out of a door he found in a skip. Photograph: Edward Graham Lewis

 “The music echoes in the emptiness. It reminds us where we came from and where we’re bound.” David Mutti Clark was referring to the blues in his(...)

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