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Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street on Thursday after being appointed chancellor of the exchequer. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The new British chancellor of the exchequer has arrived in No 11 via public school, Oxford and Goldman Sachs – not an unusual route to one of the high(...)

A view of snow on mountains near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan. Photograph: Akhter Gulfam/EPA

Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 43 people dead. Authorities are struggling to clear and reopen m(...)

 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(...)

Policemen watch forensic experts at the site where four men suspected of raping and killing a woman were killed in Shadnagar, India, on Friday. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP

Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old woman in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, in an episode a(...)

Foreign tourists wearing face masks visit the Taj Mahal under heavy smog conditions in Agra on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Over a million private cars were banned from plying the streets of India’s capital New Delhi on Monday as part of an 11-day experimental measure by th(...)

A crow stands in the middle of the street as the India Gate war memorial is engulfed in a thick haze, in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday, with authorities in the world’s most polluted ca(...)

A fire burns burns through a train near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province, Pakistan on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Asghar Bhawalpuri/via Reuters TV

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday, killing 73 people and injuring nearly 40 after a gas canister that passengers were using to cook b(...)

Sikhs offer prayers as they look towards the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan after an accord was signed  on a visa-free India-Pakistan Kartarpur corridor. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP

India has signed an agreement with Pakistan to allow its pilgrims to travel to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines in the neighbouring country without vi(...)

Max Arthur Macauliffe,  the eldest in a family of 11, grew up in Co Limerick.

The name Max Arthur Macauliffe means very little to most people in Ireland. Up until recently, this man, who is revered by millions around the world, (...)

A man uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street in Chennai, India. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

More than 600 million people dependent on agriculture have been adversely affected by drought conditions across swathes of India. Soaring temperatur(...)

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