Monsoon flooding and landslides are continuing to cause havoc in South Asia, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighbouring north-eastern India battling to provide relief to more than four million people in the state of Assam.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
Indian climber Ravi Thakar was found dead inside his tent on Mount Everest at 7,900m Camp Four in Nepal last Friday morning. Severe altitude sickness is being blamed for his death.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
Cyclone Fani has torn through India's eastern coast as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and winds gusting up to 200km/h and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest as it approached the former imperial capital of Kolkata.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
IIN January 2019, Oxfam published figures showing that the 26 richest billionaires on earth own the same wealth as the 3.8bn people who make up the poorest half of the earth’s population. The ratio is 26: 3,800,000,000,000. Some world we live in, when you come to think of it. How did we get it so wrong?
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
Sommeliers, says Leslie Williams, have become the catering world’s equivalent of rock stars. He meets Ireland’s top wine experts and asks them for their best budget buys – plus, he checks out the most expensive bottles stored in their wine cellars.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017