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Indian children cool themselves off in New Delhi today. At least 800 people have died in a heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees . Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 800 people have died in the heatwave that has swept India over the past few days, in which temperatures have risen 50 degrees in the eastern(...)

A trainee working on the installation of a mobile solar lamp at Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India. Photograph: Lar Boland

This story tells of the amazing transformation in the lives of four grandmothers from the village of Agome Seva in southeast Togo in west Africa. The (...)

Polling officials demonstrate to residents how to use an electronic voting machine in Kolkata yesterday.  Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

The showdown between the ruling Congress Party and its principal challenger, the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has become(...)

People cross a railway track at Vadnagar  in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Vadnagar is the home town of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, tipped to win the general election starting on Monday. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Opposition leader Narendra Modi’s chances of becoming India’s next prime minister have been bolstered by an opinion poll showing his Hindu nati(...)

Indian Hindu pilgrims walk through a bridge across the Sindh river yesterday, where scores of people died in a  stampede. Photograph: Mahesh Jha/AP

The death toll in the stampede which occurred at a Hindu temple in India’s central Madhya Pradesh province climbed to 115 yesterday as several of tho(...)

Obviously not in a hurry

As you make your way down to the fair green at Ballinasloe, a sign reads: “People entering the green do so at their own risk”. To underline the for(...)

Spinning around

While slurping down slimy shellfish at Galway Oyster Festival last week, I may have hit upon the reason bivalves are believed to work wonders for the (...)

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