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Donegal Airport’s runway, voted second most scenic in the world. Photograph: Owen Clarke

Donegal, not content with being voted the coolest place in the world to visit in 2017 by National Geographic Traveller, has now had the landing strip (...)

A man walks past a roadside liquor store located along a highway at dusk in Gurgaon, Haryana.  Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg via Getty

Provincial governments across India are considering innovative solutions to circumvent a recent supreme court ruling that led to the shutdown of thou(...)

Ireland’s oldest intact working lighthouse opens its doors to visitors

  NEWS Love and light The world’s oldest intact working lighthouse, Hook Head in Co Wexford, is open this weekend for a special €10 tour.(...)

Jijo Sebastian with his wife Smitha, son Josh and daughter Tia. Photograph: Alan Betson

Working in a nursing home gives you a truly in-depth understanding of Irish culture and traditions, says Jijo Sebastian. “A nursing home is a microc(...)

Janet Newenham takes in the backwaters of Kerala, India

I’m sitting on a bus meandering its way down the coast of southern Sri Lanka. The soft hum of the tour guide’s voice is forming a soundtrack to our j(...)

River crossing on horseback in the Andes

I can predict the reaction now when I tell people I am a travel writer. Ah, that is so cool, do tell more, they say smiling. Then I tell them that (...)

Savan and Megha: His name means “seasonal rain”, a perfect match for “megha” – cloud

Indian weddings begin and end with henna. The saying goes: “The redder the henna, the more the groom loves the bride.” I find Megha lounging in a ch(...)

Schoolchildren pray for the victims of the fire in the Hindu Puttingal temple in Kollam district, India, at their  school in Agartala. Photograph: Jayanta Dey/Reuters

Police have arrested seven people who fled after a fire that killed about 116 people over the weekend, following a fireworks display in India’s southe(...)

The location where a fire triggered by fireworks resulted in an explosion and a roof collapse at a temple in Kollam, India, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Indian police have detained five people after a fireworks display at a Hindu temple set off explosions and fire killing 108 people, an officer said o(...)

An injured man after an explosion and fire at the Puttingal temple in the Kollam district of the southern Indian state of Kerala on Sunday. Photograph: Getty/AFP

More than 100 people died and some 300 were injured in Indian’s southern Kerala state on Sunday, in a fire during a fireworks display at a Hindu temp(...)

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