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Niall Kavanagh created a new life for himself in Nepal

One of just a handful of Irish people living permanently in Nepal, Niall Kavanagh created a new life for himself at the foothills of the greatest moun(...)

 A man rows his banana raft in flood water near his partially submerged house in Morigaon district of Assam, India on Saturday. Photograph:   EPA/STR

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, wit(...)

Residents and rescue workers inspect the area outside a house damaged by a landslide and the swell of the Thado-Koshi river due to heavy rains in Jambu village of Sindhupalchok district, Nepal. Photograph: Niroj Chaoulagain/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday(...)

Locals chat at a  food store  in Boston, England. The town, in Lincolnshire, voted by  a 75 per cent majority to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, giving it the highest proportion of Brexit voters in the UK. Photograph: Darren Staples/Getty

In Boston, Lincolnshire 75.6 per cent voted to leave the EU, the highest leave vote in Britain, but most people I speak to express relief rather than (...)

Heavy traffic of mountain climbers lined up to summit Mount Everest in a photograph taken by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition on May 22nd. Photograph: Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish mountaineer who has summited Everest nine times, said that some of the Nepalese proposals to police the world’s highest peak are “too restric(...)

Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

BITING DOGS, VENOMOUS SNAKES, new WORLDS AND LOST FRIENDS: AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM ELSEWHERE, THE IRISH TIMES JOURNALIST’S NEW BOOK Luck. Good(...)

Well-developed paths and infrastructure, paid for primarily by the permit fees collected along the route, have greatly improved the accessibility of this region

“That’s bloody stunning, that is,” were the only words from the Aussie’s mouth as the five of us sat in silence on the summit of Chukkung Ri. The 4am (...)

A Nepali family sits in front of their damaged home in Nepal’s southern Bara district near Birgunj on April 1st, 2019, the morning after a rare spring storm. Photograph: Diwakar Bhandari/AFP/Getty

Rescuers struggled Monday to reach villages in southern Nepal cut off by a powerful rainstorm that killed at least 28 people and injured hundreds more(...)

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(...)

Dipa Rai from Nepal, a student now living in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As a child in Nepal, Dipa Rai would walk six kilometres to and from school each day. When she moved into secondary school, the journey increased to a (...)

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