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BJP leader and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi speaks in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pledged to scrap a decades-old statute that confers special rights on the people of (...)

A new Immigrant Council report warns of low voter participation among migrant communities and a lack of diverse voices in the upcoming local elections. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Irish political parties must work harder to provide opportunities for people with a migrant background to get involved in politics and improve the “wo(...)

The newly discovered early whale Peregocetus, which lived about 43 million years ago, is pictured along the rocky shore of the southeastern Pacific in this undated artistic reconstruction obtained  The tail fluke is hypothetical. Photograph: Alberto Gennari/Handout via Reuters

Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 millio(...)

If the US report turns out to be true, it would be a further blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that India had taught Pakistan a lesson. File Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP

Pakistan’s F-16 combat jets have all been accounted for, US-based Foreign Policy magazine said, citing US officials, contradicting an Indian air force(...)

The 10 books shortlisted for the  2019 International Dublin Literary Award

The winners of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, the 2017 Man Booker Prize and last year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction are among the 10 novels shortlisted for the(...)

 Indian commuters drive amidst heavy smog in New Delhi. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

The life expectancy of a child born today will be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution, researchers said on(...)

Manchester City’s goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dives at the feet of Birmingham’s Peter Murphy during the 1956 FA Cup Final at Wembley. Trautmann broke his neck making the save, but played on. Photograph:  Allsport Hulton/Archive

The main problem for the makers of The Keeper was what to leave out from the life of Bert Trautmann. One can imagine a film – maybe a whole TV series(...)

 Josephine O’Reilly, from Dún Laoghaire, protesting at Rehab with the campaign group Justice for Polio Survivors in 2018. Photograph: Andres Poveda

“Polio” was a word that struck dread into the hearts of Irish parents during the 1940s and 1950s. Until the invention of a vaccine, the epidemic could(...)

Although half of Islamic State’s foreign recruits may have been killed in action, survivors have dispersed and sprung up across the globe. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

The fall of the last pocket of Islamic State territory at the village of Baghouz in southeastern Syria does not signal the defeat of the terror group.(...)

People watch Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s  address to the nation at a shop in Jammu on Wednesday. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

India claimed on Wednesday to have successfully shot down one of its own satellites with an indigenously developed anti-satellite missile, making it t(...)

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