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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(...)

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, (...)

Pakistani soldiers and officers survey the site after a military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Photograph: Reuters.

At least 18 people were killed in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday when a military aircraft on a training flight appeared to(...)

A friend comforts Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui, who escaped a kidnapping attempt, after he made a statement to police. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters

Fearing that his attackers would spot him from a distance, the investigative journalist Taha Siddiqui threw off his bright red sweater as he jumped in(...)

Ahmed Idris and his wife Nazia with their children Alishbah (9), Aliza (8), Anas (6), and Soban (2) who have grown up living in a caravan at the Athlone accommodation centre. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Alishbah Idris has never been outside Ireland. She has never met her grandparents or seen the country where her parents grew up. Alishbah speaks with (...)

Women try to comfort a mother w hose son son was killed in the public park bomb attack in Lahore in Pakistan on Sunday. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP

Shock and grief have enveloped Pakistan as the official death toll from Sunday’s suicide attack in Lahore rose to 69, with 341 people wounded. The loc(...)