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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(...)

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(...)

A queue of mountain climbers waiting to stand at the summit of Mount Everest this week. Photograph:  Handout/Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s highest mountain peak, which has claimed the lives of two Irish men in the last ten days, has long been known as one of the most dangerous(...)

Kevin Hynes from Galway

An Irish father of two has died during a climb on Mount Everest. Kevin Hynes (56), from Galway, was part of a group from the climbing company 360 Exp(...)

Handout photo shows mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. Photograph: Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

Three Indian climbers died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials said on Friday, taking to 15 the total of moun(...)

Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “Balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it last week.

A team of professional and experienced climbers are set to begin a search for an Irish man missing since he slipped and fell on the descent of Mount E(...)

Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early last Thursday.

A fundraising page set up by the family of Séamus (Shay) Lawless, who has been missing on Mount Everest since Thursday, has raised over €220,000 in tw(...)

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