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Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

Prue Leith. Photograph: David Loftus

Writing sex scenes, that your children will read, and eating Ambrosia custard from a carton: things I did not expect to be discussing with Prue Leith,(...)

The social network has agreed a deal to broadcast Spain’s national football competition over the next three seasons in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives

Facebook has won the rights to screen La Liga matches across the Indian subcontinent in a deal that will allow hundreds of millions of south Asian use(...)

Neville Isdell with President Michael D Higgins on his visit to the museum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Neville Isdell’s Dublin museum to the Irish emigrant experience will become profitable next year as visitor numbers edge towards 200,000, the business(...)

A screen promotes recruitment for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: Beijing has territorial disputes of varying degrees with all of its neighbours. Photograph: Andy Wong

China’s People’s Liberation Army made a strong show of force over the Lunar New Year holiday, with fighter jets training over Tibet “to confront any t(...)

Jane and Patrick Annesley pictured at their ancestral home, Annesgrove near Castletownroche in Co Cork. The family have been there for close on 400 years. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“During a tour of the garden an American visitor asked me how long my family had lived here. When I said about 400 years he said: ‘Don’t you think tha(...)

Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in  the Vatican city state. Photograph: Reuters.

Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said on Thursday. (...)

Ms Nomer?: Paul Hollywood Prue Leith and Noel Fielding. Photo: Channel 4

There is no hiding place. Nowhere offers us calm from chatter. Okay, this isn’t true. Apparently, some people live happily in sheds. They eat cow dung(...)

Members of the National Human Rights and Crime Control Organisation hold candles along with photographs of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during a  vigil in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Police in India have made little progress in investigating the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore last week, despite posting a Rs(...)

Beijing confirmed that Indian personnel had left the disputed territory claimed by both China and the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

India has withdrawn its troops from disputed territory claimed by its neighbour and strategic rival China, ending a two-month Himalayan border standof(...)

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