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A British teenager convicted of falsely accusing a group of Israelis of gang-rape at the Famagusta district court in Cyprus on Tuesday. Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP via Getty Images)

The Cypriot authorities will continue to face pressure to rectify an injustice due to the four-month suspended sentence delivered on Tuesday in the ca(...)

Anti-government protesters rally in central Hong Kong the day after a homemade bomb was detonated amid violent protests. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Chinese president Xi Jinping has warned that efforts to divide China will end with “bodies smashed”, as Hong Kong witnessed an escalation in violent p(...)

Namita Pradhan, second from right, works alongside colleagues at iMerit’s technology center in Bhubaneswar, India. Tech executives rarely discuss the labour-intensive process that goes into the creation of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/New York Times

Namita Pradhan sat at a desk in downtown Bhubaneswar, India, about 40 miles from the Bay of Bengal, staring at a video recorded in a hospital on the o(...)

Ronan Scully sets off with friends on the  Bay to Bay charity  walk from  Ardmore Bay in Waterford  to Galway Bay this weekend.

A former Operation Transformation contestant will bring the distance he has walked for charity over the past 27 years to 10,000 miles in the coming we(...)

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(...)

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

In an effort to address deadly human traffic jams on Mount Everest and weed out inexperienced climbers, Nepali officials have formally proposed new sa(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

 Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas pleaded guilty to seven murders. Photograph:  Facebook/AFP/Getty Images

A Greek Cypriot army captain was given seven life sentences on Monday after pleading guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year mur(...)

Indian women protest against the deaths of children in Muzaffarpur from a mysterious brain fever. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP

At least 126 children, many of them less than 10 years of age, have died this month in India’s eastern Bihar state in an outbreak of encephalitis, com(...)

Undated handout photo issued  of Robin Haynes Fisher on his way to climb Mount Everest. Photograph: Kristyn Carriere/PA Wire

A British climber has become the latest fatality on the slopes of Mount Everest. Robin Haynes Fisher (44) died on his descent after reaching the sum(...)

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