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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(...)

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(...)

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