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 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump: Erdogan has upset the White House by turning to Russia for defence purchases. Photograph:  Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Populists are amassing an empire on which the sun never sets. Leaders of their stripe govern as far east as the Philippines and as far west as the US.(...)

India’s federal government has tightened security measures in the northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, ahead of the country’s Independence Day (...)

Leh, the capital of  Ladakh: locals expect their new status will help them  emerge from the “dominating shadow” of Kashmir. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton

India’s predominantly Buddhist enclave of Ladakh has welcomed the federal government’s decision to separate it from the disputed and insurgency-ridden(...)

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard behind a barbed fence wire as they block a road during a curfew in Srinagar on Monday. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

The new Indian government of Narendra Modi has lost little time fulfilling the election promise to its Hindu nationalist supporters to change Kashmir’(...)

Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India’s ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of t(...)

Aside from being leapfrogged by Belfast, Dublin ranked behind a plethora of European cities including Munich, Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Stockholm and London which remained in third place

Belfast has overtaken Dublin in a survey that assesses a city’s ability to foster growth of businesses owned by women. The Women Entrepreneur Cities(...)

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(...)

Boys jump into the Ganges river to cool off during hot weather in Kolkata, India, on June 11th. Photograph:   Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Weekend showers provided a much-needed but partial respite to parts of India sweltering in a brutal heatwave. In Bihar, however, one of the poorest a(...)

A rag picker carries a sack of sorted recyclable materials atop the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

India’s tallest rubbish heap in the capital New Delhi is likely to exceed the height of the Taj Mahal monument by next year. The 35-year-old Ghazipur(...)

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met former US president Barack Obama on his St Patrick’s Day US visit in March in a previously undisclosed private engagement. (...)

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