Evidence of the virus in local mosquito populations can also be used to confirm local transmission

Florida identifies Zika cases not travel related

27 Jul The Florida health department said it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States.

The attack in Qamishli was the deadliest of its kind in the city for years

Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria

27 Jul A large truck bomb blast claimed by so-called Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border, a monitoring group and state television reported.

Iarnród Éireann says nine DART trainees have been prevented from completing their training

Unions accused over rail drivers' actions

27 Jul Iarnród Éireann has accused train driver unions of an an organised withdrawal of co-operation with the training of new drivers, which is damaging its financial position.

The O'Donnells were ordered to vacate Gorse Hill in Killiney last year

O'Donnell 'entitled to argue right of residence'

27 Jul Dr Mary Patricia O'Donnell, wife of retired solicitor Brian O'Donnell, is entitled to argue she has a right of residence at Gorse Hill in Killiney, Co Dublin, which the family was ordered to vacate, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

John Hinckley carried out the attack in a bid to impress actress Jodie Foster

Man who tried to kill Reagan can be freed - judge

27 Jul John Hinckley Jr, who wounded US President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge has ruled.