Nepal

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Patricia and Tom McDonagh  in their kitchen in Portmarnock, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

If Patricia McDonagh has a claim to fame it’s that she once advised Dermot Bannon to steer clear of a career in architecture. She was a guidance couns(...)

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 (...)

The minimum your daughter would need for a State pension is 10 years of social insurance/PRSI payments. That would give her a pension equivalent to 25 per cent of the prevailing full pension

My daughter is working for a Buddhist charity in Nepal for the past five years. She is 43 years old and has only about two years’ experience of workin(...)

Engineers Without Borders Ireland director Declan Alcock: “Some of the barriers we found included an initial ban on international NGOs participating in reconstruction projects.”

Minutes before noon on April 25th, 2015, Siobhán Kennedy and her partner were about to enjoy a cup of tea and some cake, when their fifth-floor apartm(...)

A handler bathes Coconut, a female elephant, at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre  in the northern town of Mathura, India. Photograph:  Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

India’s first elephant hospital has opened to care for the animals that constitute an important part of the country’s folklore and culture, but whose (...)

Mount Gurja, Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Prudnek/iStock

At least seven mountaineers were killed after their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal was hit by a storm, police said on Saturday, in the coun(...)

“If you can show me one person in Aldershot who’s happy, I’ll give you a free haircut,” promised Giovanni Gomma, a barber, in the centre of the Hampsh(...)

Nepali activists demand justice after the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, in Kathmandu on August 25th. Photograph: Dipen Shrestha/AFP/Getty

Low between the hills that surround the Kathmandu valley, the lush green landscape around Nepal’s capital belies a troubling debate taking place in th(...)

The social network has agreed a deal to broadcast Spain’s national football competition over the next three seasons in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives

Facebook has won the rights to screen La Liga matches across the Indian subcontinent in a deal that will allow hundreds of millions of south Asian use(...)

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