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Doctors and nurses with a  coronavirus patient at the intensive care unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noidam India, on July 15th. Photograph: Xavier Galiana /AFP via Getty Images

Narendra Modi has cultivated a reputation for making dramatic decisions to respond to India’s complex policy challenges. Addressing the nation on prim(...)

Cars wait to cross the border at Gold Coast Highway checkpoint on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photograph: Albert Perez/EPA

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantine rules, including up to six months in jail. The m(...)

John Andrews, left, being unveiled as Vikingur women’s head coach: “The reason I’m a better manager now is because I’ve been in different cultures, I’ve seen different styles of play, different types of nutrition, attitudes of players.”

Name: John Andrews DOB: September 27th, 1978 Club: Vikingur FC Country: Iceland Hometown: Mahon, Cork Position: Head coach  of the women’s team (...)

Usha Prabakaran at home in Chennai. Photographs:  Saumya Khandelwal/The New York Times

Usha Prabakaran was at home, talking on the phone with a college friend, when she stopped making sense. Her speech scrambled. Her vision blurred. She (...)

 Australia’s Pat Cummins celebrates during a match against England in the 2019 Ashes, in London. File photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Australia’s Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas buy ever in the Indian Premier League, when the Kolkata Knight Riders paid a staggering 155(...)

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(...)

Sean Mooney and his wife JoAnne in Mumbai.
Welcome to my place . . . Mumbai
  • Abroad
  • January 6, 2019, 06:00

Sean Mooney grew up near the village of Monamolin in Wexford. He lived in Dublin, Berlin and London before he went to work in India eight years ago. H(...)