Sean FitzPatrick is facing 27 charges including making a misleading, false or deceptive statements to auditors

FitzPatrick trial adjourned until May

29 Aug The High Court has ruled that the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank Chairman Sean FitzPatrick, which was due to start in October, should not take place until May 2016.

Families wait for prisoners to be released in a 2013 amnesty

Vietnam to free over 18,000 prisoners

28 Aug Vietnam has said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country's second biggest-ever amnesty.

Vester Flanagan went on the air under the name Bryce Williams

Virginia gunman had history of workplace issues

27 Aug The gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia yesterday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.

Mr Kelly said 'the unionist parties are engaged in a sham fight which is all about the electoral rivalry'

Sinn Féin accuses unionist parties of 'sham fight'

27 Aug Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly has accused Northern Ireland's unionist parties of engaging in a "sham fight" after a leading member of the DUP has said that the party will move to exclude Sinn Féin from the Northern Ireland executive.

The first title in the series has been made into a hit film

Woman denied Fifty Shades royalties may get $10m

27 Aug An Australian woman who helped publish "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been ordered by a judge to set aside $10m for a Texas woman a jury said was defrauded out of her share of the royalty rights.

Oscar Pistorius is set to remain in jail as the review panel considers its decision

Board to meet over Pistorius release next month

27 Aug The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on 18 September, his family said this morning, after the athlete's parole was delayed last week.

Jock Davison was killed in early May, while Kevin McGuigan was shot dead earlier this month

Timeline: Northern Ireland powersharing in doubt

26 Aug The current powersharing arrangement in Northern Ireland is in doubt after Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt announced he has recommended that his party withdraw from the executive in light of recent developments concerning the Provisional IRA.