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A Sri Lankan Muslim from among the Moor community standing at his business establishment in Pallekelle, Kandy, on Wednesday, after it  had been attacked and looted. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lanka barred social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to stem violence against minority Muslims after mob attacks continued despi(...)

Sr Orla Treacy,  principal of Loreto Rumbek  primary and secondary school and primary healthcare centre in Rumbek,  South Sudan. “We have been threatened at gunpoint, we have been insulted, all number of problems.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In February 2006, Sr Orla Treacy stepped off a plane in Sudan ready to set up a girls’ boarding school in a remote region in the south of the country.(...)

Barry McKinley in Paris: a doctor poked a finger under my ribs and said, “You do realise that the liver is supposed to be an internal organ?”

I quit drinking in New York City on January 1st, 2003. I was a regular feature in half the Irish bars in Manhattan, always paid my tab and tipped well(...)

The Irish woman was out celebrating her 21st birthday with friends in the Kalighat area of Kolkata. Photograph: iStock

A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for raping an Irish woman in the Indian city of Kolkata. Sujoy Mitra (40) was convicted of raping (...)

A scene from The Olive Tree: Spain, before the financial crisis, was ‘not unlike Ireland, building more houses. There was a madness about it, and a radical change in society’

The Santander complex outside Madrid houses the headquarters of the eurozone’s largest bank and a landscaped garden neatly dotted by imported, thousan(...)

Bharati Mukherjee: July 27th, 1940-January 28th, 2017. Photograph: Jim Wilson/the New York Times
Obituary: Bharati Mukherjee
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  • February 3, 2017, 13:28

Bharati Mukherjee, an Indian-born American writer who explored the internal culture clashes of her immigrant characters in the award-winning collectio(...)

England’s captain Eoin Morgan (left), Jake Ball,  Jason Roy and Jos Buttler celebrate the dismissal of India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni during their third one day international at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India. Photograph: AP Photo

England exorcised their Kolkata demons by securing a nerve-shredding last-ball victory in the third one-day international against India, finally endin(...)

Indians line up outside a bank to deposit and exchange discontinued 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes in New Delhi. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

Chaos continued across India on Monday as millions of people flocked to banks that struggled to dispense cash, following the demonetisation of high-v(...)

Neither St Augustine nor St Thomas Aquinas held that the foetus in the early stages of development has a full human soul. Photograph: Getty

We need a new word for the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. It is zygopathic. It implies an outrageous equation: woman equals zygote. From the mo(...)

 Mother Teresa seen in her hospital. I questioned how she could ethically take money from the world’s most obnoxious dictators. Why was she silent about unjust wars and oppression? (Photo by Mark Edwards/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

I grew up in a Kolkata flat across the road from Mother Teresa’s convent. This was in the 1960s, before she was famous. I was one of many Catholic chi(...)

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