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Muslim girls join a protest in Mumbai in February over the southern state of Karnataka’s ban on wearing of the hijab in classrooms. Photograph: Ashish Vaishnav/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

An Indian court upheld on Tuesday a ban on wearing of the hijab in classrooms in the southern state of Karnataka, a ruling that could set a precedent(...)

The new guidelines are based on seven international principles of judicial conduct known as the Bangalore Principles, approved by the United Nations Human Rights Commission in 2003. File photograph: Getty

Judicial guidelines to be voted on by the State’s judges on Friday do not have the status of rules or a code, but are intended to assist judges in com(...)

Brothers Jamal  and Iqbal Nasiri, who had to flee their home in Afghanistan, in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

People who salute brothers Iqbal (26) and Jamal (22) Nasiri on the streets of Ballaghaderreen would never imagine the drama that preceded their arriva(...)

American Airlines is halting  flights to Edinburgh and Hong Kong and won’t resume flights to Dubrovnik and Prague. It will fly full schedules to Dublin as soon as it is able.

American Airlines will not resume its Philadelphia to Shannon route this summer due to continued delays in deliveries of new Boeing aircraft. The air(...)

 Sisay Lemma from Ethiopia celebrates his victory in the London Marathon. He won in a time of 2:4:1. Photograph:  Bob Martin/Virgin Money London Marathon/PA

Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma won the men’s London Marathon in a time of two hours, four minutes and one second after breaking away from the leading pack lat(...)

The company’s subscriber growth has cooled this year as the news cycle slows after an action-packed 2020. Photograph: iStock

The New York Times Company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday, driven by strong advertising demand and a rise in digital sub(...)

Disaster response personnel operate during a rescue operation in the aftermath of a landslide at a Bharat Nagar slum in Chembur, Mumbai, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and a(...)

 A woman  receiving  a vaccine jab  in a car  in Kolkata, eastern India. Photograph:  EPA/Piyal Adhikary

Several Indian cities and rural districts that have been coronavirus hotspots over the past three months, including the federal capital New Delhi and (...)

An Indian health worker receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine during a  vaccination drive in Bangalore, India. Photograph: EPA

As India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed 300,000 on Monday, it faces a related outbreak of cases of the fungal disease m(...)

 People receiving vaccination at a drive-in Covid-19 vaccination station  in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Mohammed Idrees/EPA

Police have arrested at least 20 people in India’s federal capital New Delhi for criticising prime minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the second co(...)

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