An aerial view of damaged homes in Nepal

Nepal warns earthquake death toll could hit 10,000

11.47 Nepal's Prime Minister has said the death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, as residents frustrated by the government's slow response used their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones.

Bus strike set to commence on Friday

Transport minister in pledge to bus workers

13.15 The Minister for Transport has given a commitment that no Bus Éireann or Dublin Bus employees will be forced to transfer to private sector operators when 10% of bus routes are put out to private tender.

An economic statement six months before budget day is established in several countries

Govt to cut tax and USC up to 2020 - Noonan

13.17 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said people can expect to see improvements in their living standards each year until 2020, because the Government will be cutting income tax and USC rates - especially for low and middle income earners.

The sister of Myuran Sukumaran is carried from the prison in distress

Australia slams chaos before Indonesian executions

12.36 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has criticised Indonesia's "chaotic" handling of the execution of nine prisoners, including eight foreigners, saying there would be "consequences" if the killings were carried out.

The fox stacks meat and bread into a big sandwich that barely can fit its mouth

Video of fox making sandwich goes viral

13.09 A video of a fox in the Chernobyl disaster exclusion zone taking bread and meat from people and stacking it into a sandwich has gone viral on the internet.

The jury in the trial of Gail O'Rorke continues its deliberations

Jury continues deliberations in suicide trial

12.44 A jury has begun deliberating for a second day on a verdict in the trial of a Dublin woman charged with attempting to assist the suicide of another woman by making arrangements for her to travel to Zurich.