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526 teeth: the seven-year-old boy in hospital in Chennai. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

A seven-year-old boy who had suffered occasional toothache was found to have 526 teeth in his jaw, according to surgeons in India. The hundreds of te(...)

Merit Group founder Con Conlon. The UCD graduate first came to prominence when Dyna Software, a company he founded in Dublin in 1994, was acquired by Tas Software four years later

Irishman Con Conlon has sold the technology company he founded in India 15 years ago to the London-listed Dods Group for £22.4 million (€25 million). (...)

People wade through floodwaters in the Tilak Nagar area of Mumbai on Tuesday. Photograph:   Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Mumbai on Wednesday was reeling from the heaviest monsoon rains in more than a decade that flooded parts of the city and surrounding region, killing m(...)

A man uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street in Chennai, India. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

More than 600 million people dependent on agriculture have been adversely affected by drought conditions across swathes of India. Soaring temperatur(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: opposition leaders accuse him of fostering social unrest by pursuing anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist policies. Photograph:  Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

In what’s being described as the world’s largest ever electoral exercise, some 900 million voters will be eligible to choose India’s federal governmen(...)

An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, was killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytise, according to local  officials. Photograph: Reuters

Indian authorities say they have no plans to recover the body of John Allen Chau, an American missionary who was killed by members of an isolated trib(...)

Annie Besant filled halls across Britain as one of the National Secular Society’s most effective public speakers, and worked as a journalist for the National Reformer.

In 1874, Annie Besant left her controlling husband and reinvented herself as one of Victorian Britain’s leading activists. Fifteen years later, she re(...)

New to the Parish: Swathi Sasidharan with her husband, Sajeevan Achuthan, and children, seven-year-old Aadvika and four-year-old Anwita. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Swathi Sasidharan fell in love with writing when she was three years old. She knew her parents planned for their only daughter to pursue a career in m(...)

The falling price of air fares and growing incomes in India have led to a huge increase in domestic flights. File Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A passenger has been taken off an Indian domestic flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone. The man, who some Indian media report(...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

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