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People wearing face masks wait outside a railway station to catch a train in Hyderabad, India. The nation passed over  one million coronavirus cases on Friday, third only to the United States and Brazil. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP

India hit a milestone at the weekend that it had made great sacrifices to avoid: recording more than one million coronavirus infections. The virus ha(...)

Katie Ryan at an ancient Stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

I’m 30 years old, jobless and all my future plans are currently on hold. I’ve travelled 13 countries in the last few years and now I’m back in Ireland(...)

Jordanian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and her then husband, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum,  at Royal Ascot in June, 2010. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, orchestrated a campaign “aimed at intimidating and frightening” his former wife(...)

Yoga is being embraced by millennials as well as gen X, Y and beyond with a passion at the moment. Photograph: iStock

No less than five millennia since its inception as a spiritual practice of the Hindu religion, yoga is certainly having a moment. While it hasn’t been(...)

It’s possible psilocybin drugs could soon be part of a psychiatrist’s armoury.  Photograph: iStock

Down an Irish country lane in a secluded private home, men and women form two lines. Then, under the Christian Cross of Caravaca, members of the Churc(...)

Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in a secluded spot in Canacona last year

An amendment to the Victims Charter is set to be named after a Co Donegal woman who was killed in India, the Taoiseach has said. Danielle McLaughlin (...)

Danielle McLaughlin (28) from Buncrana in Co Donegal, was found dead in a secluded spot in Canacona, an area of Goa popular with holidaymakers, in March last year.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has personally apologised to the mother of a Co Donegal woman who was murdered in India, after his department was initially rel(...)

Danielle McLaughlin (28) was raped and murdered in India last year. Her mother wrote to the Taoiseach asking for a meeting. But she received a reply that it “was not possible and indeed probably not worthwhile” for her to meet Mr Varadkar.

The mother of murdered Donegal woman Danielle McLaughlin is demanding an apology from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and an acknowledgment that her daughter w(...)

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

A right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation linked to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the country(...)

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