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Indian Nuns from the Catholic Order of the Missionaries of Charity watch the live telecast of the canonisation of Mother Teresa from Rome, at the Mother House in Kolkata. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

On a hot morning in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis canonised one of the most iconic figures in recent Catholic Church history, Mother Teresa of Calcu(...)

November 1960: Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997), the Albanian nun who dedicated her life to the poor, the destitute and the sick of Calcutta, earning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Sunday will see the canonisation of Mother Teresa. In 1992, with all the innocence of youth, I wrote to her seeking an interview. Months passed with(...)

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by the 14th (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme.

We are commemorating the centenary of two deeply interrelated episodes in Irish history: two events that unfolded in the same wider context of a Europ(...)

Hilary Dully: “We were never actually told that they wouldn’t show it, and it was kind of suggested that they would – but not then.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For Tuesday, March 29th, 1994, the TV highlights published in this newspaper listed a UTV programme exploring the phenomenon of stigmata, and BBC1 of(...)

A Bangladeshi woman collecting water from the polluted Buriganga in Dhaka. Some 20 million poor Bangladeshis are still drinking water contaminated with arsenic. Photograph: AFP Photo

Nearly 20 million Bangladeshis are still drinking water poisoned with high levels of arsenic despite millions of wells being tested and hundreds of th(...)

 Carlos Brathwaite is besieged by media and teammates as he celebrates the West Indies’ victory over England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata. Photograph: DIbyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

“It’s a backside nipper, is this,” said David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, leaving the viewers wondering if that was a cricketing stroke they’d never heard of, or (...)

Rescue workers pulled out two more bodies from under the rubble in Kolkata on Saturday, raising the death toll from the overpass collapse to 26.  Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Indian police are investigating possible murder charges against 10 construction firm employees who have either been arrested or detained over the coll(...)

England’s cricket captain Eoin Morgan at a training session ahead of the World Twenty20 final against West Indies at the Eden Gardens stadium, Kolkata, April 1st, 2016. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

It is every aspiring top sports person’s dream to captain their country in a World Cup final, whatever the sport. That dream persists - even if the te(...)

IRescue workers try to free people trapped under the wreckage of the collapsed flyover bridge in Kolkata on Friday. Photograph:  Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Indian police on Friday opened a case of culpable homicide against the company that had been building a flyover which collapsed in Kolkata, killing a(...)

Indian rescue workers clear away debris in an efforts to free people trapped under the wreckage of a collapsed flyover  in Kolkata. Photograph:  AFP/Getty

The death toll in the collapse of a flyover under construction in the Indian city of Kolkata rose to 23 on Friday, after rescuers worked through the (...)

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