KCNA said Kim Jong-un agreed to the release after 'repeated requests' from Barack Obama

North Korea frees US tourist after Obama 'request'

20.34 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three US citizens detained in the country taking into consideration "repeated requests" of President Barack Obama, Pyongyang's state KCNA news agency said.

The man, who cannot be identified, is suing Facebook and a page operator for damages

Sex offender sues over Facebook page

18.54 A Facebook page set up to monitor sex offenders in Northern Ireland extolled axe attacks on paedophiles in their homes, the High Court in Belfast heard today.

Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika were found dead in June 2013

Kerry trial hears of bloody footprints

21 Oct There were numerous footwear prints in blood found in the Co Kerry house where the bodies of Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika were discovered in June 2013, a trial has been told.

The desecration is believed to have happened last night

William T Cosgrave's grave vandalised

21 Oct The grave of William T Cosgrave, the first head of an independent Irish government, has been vandalised and badly damaged in a Dublin cemetery.

Oscar Pistorius is led away to Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

21 Oct South African judge Thokozile Masipa has sentenced Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Samoan rugby player Alesana Tuilagi is charged with assault causing harm following an incident on Dublin's Harcourt Street

Tuilagi has assault case adjourned

21 Oct Samoan rugby player Alesana Tuilagi, who has been charged with attacking a man in Dublin three years ago, has had his case adjourned for six weeks.