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Kerala in India experienced severe flooding in August. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more heat extremes approaching levels that would be dangerous for the Earth, accordi(...)

 Christian worshippers attending a Mass led by Pope Francis, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis, the first(...)

 (L/R) Binu Anthinadu, Ajay Shaji, Aiby Thomas(centre), Reji Varghese, and Abhilash GK    at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, Co.Louth. Indian cultural organisation Kranthi are organising nationwide demonstrations in solidarity with INMO strikes.  Photograph: James Forde

The Irish health service has lost much of its appeal as a destination for foreign healthcare professionals due to the gulf in pay and living costs, a (...)

Michael Dineen, chief executive of Contracting Plus (right) with commercial director Jimmy Sheehan

Mahe in India is home to one arm of a contracting services company founded by Cork businessman Michael Dineen. In the district of Kerala, 120 Contract(...)

Indian women participate in the “Women’s Wall” in Kochi. Photograph: Prakash Elamakkara/EPA

More than four million women formed a 620km “human chain” in the southern Indian state of Kerala on New Year’s Day in support of gender equality and t(...)

 Vinu Narayanan, a nurse who has lived in Ireland for nearly a decade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Vinu Narayanan and Athila Kizhakkuveettil got married last year they immediately began planning their new life together in Ireland. Narayanan, w(...)

Smitha and her husband, Jijo, son Josh and daughter Tia. Photograph: Alan Betson

Baby Paul always knew her daughter would end up abroad. She couldn’t stop her leaving; she understood working as a nurse meant long hours and minimal (...)

Damage in  Roseau on the Caribbean island of Dominica, following the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Photograph:  Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP/Getty Images

Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record. Average temperatures aro(...)

Biryani brunch at Kerala Kitchen.

Indian brunch is the hot new take on the weekend meal, and there is not an avocado or a poached egg in sight. Inquisitive eaters have been beating a p(...)

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(...)

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