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Media gather around a Punjab Police vehicle carrying the seven accused for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

A court has sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an eight-year-old Muslim (...)

India’s president Ram Nath Kovind (left)  administered the oath of office to  Narendra Modi   at a grand ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Thursday for a second consecutive five-year term as India’s prime minister at a grand ceremony in New Delhi attended by (...)

Ali Wazir (left) and Mohsin Dawar, leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)  at a rally against what they say, are human rights violations by security forces in  Pakistan. Photograph: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo

Pakistan’s powerful military seems unstoppable in getting what it wants: its favoured candidate as prime minister; a victory of sorts in a dogfight wi(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gestures towards his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, last Thursday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Fresh from his impressive victory in the Indian elections last week, outgoing prime minister Narendra Modi promised voters in a Twitter message: “Toge(...)

John Walker Lindh in a photograph made available in 2002, and (right)  a photo of Lindh from the records of the Arabia Hassani Kalan Surani Bannu madrassa (religious school) in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Bannu. Photograph:  Tariq Mahmood/AFP/Getty Images

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and who is now an Irish citizen, was freed early from federal(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi after the election results in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph:  Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Narendra Modi is set to become India’s prime minister for a second successive five-year term, after his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)(...)

Hina Khan, an artist from Pakistan, who moved to Ireland with her family in 2015, at home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

In June 2018 Hina Khan spent a month living in a fire station. The Pakistani artist had been in Ireland three years when she was given the opportunity(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, India on Paril 25th. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/File

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is readying itself to return to federal power for the next five years, (...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

Passengers ride the train from Joginder Nagar, India. The 160km journey from the  city of Pathankot, in the state of Punjab, to Joginder Nagar, takes 10 hours. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Across the Kangra Valley, in the hills below the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, the promise of a modern railway reverberated like the beginning o(...)

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