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Archbishop of Westminster  Vincent Nichols, Sr Berchmans, Pakistan’s high commissioner to the UK Muhammad Naseem Zaharia and Irish Ambassador Adrian O’Neill at a ceremony in Westminster Cathedral. Photograph: Sam Yarnold

Sr Berchmans, born Bernadette Conway in Feakle, Co Clare, was given the prestigious Benedict Medal at a ceremony in Britain’s Westminster Cathedral th(...)

A general view of the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar in 2017. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Pakistani security forces have killed three separatist insurgents who had stormed a luxury hotel in the port city of Gwadar 24 hours earlier, the mili(...)

The passengers were travelling on a coastal highway from the financial hub of Karachi towards Gwadar.

Unidentified gunmen have killed 14 people in southwestern Pakistan after pulling them from several passenger buses, sifting through their identity car(...)

Indian soldiers inspect the remains of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district, outside Srinagar Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

Tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan escalated sharply on Wednesday, following conflicting claims by both of having shot down each(...)

People attend the funeral on Sunday of the family members who were shot dead  by the police in  Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

At first, police described a weekend shooting in central Pakistan as a successful operation against a group of terrorists: four dead, including a midd(...)

Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold in the Men’s Lightweight Sculls Final at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam in August 2016. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

If you want to see a cross-section of Irish rowing in 2019, the chance is fast approaching. The Irish Indoor Championships features world champions Pa(...)

Pakistani security personnel stand next to burned out vehicles in front of the Chinese consulate after an attack in Karachi. Photograph: Asif HassanAFP/Getty Images

Three suicide attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi amid a series of gunshots and an explosion on Friday, but were (...)

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan Islamist political party chant slogans after the supreme court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Protests by radical Islamists have apparently delayed the release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced(...)

Students of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), a wing of religious political party Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), protest  following the supreme court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on Thursday. Photograph:  Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Islamist protesters have brought parts of Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal (...)

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in an undated photo handed out by family in 2010. The supreme court has overturned her blasphemy conviction. Photograph: HO/Reuters

Pakistan’s supreme court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparkin(...)

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