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Baher Mohamed, (L), Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Peter Greste (R) have been accused of  operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to jail

10.18 An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.

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Ban Ki-moon has appealed to all governments across Europe to respond to the migrant crisis

UN chief urges stronger response to migrant crisis

08.34 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis following more drownings at sea and the discovery of migrant bodies in an abandoned truck in Austria.

The former US president said "the Crescent City has risen again and its best days lie ahead"

Bush praises New Orleans response to hurricane

08.36 Former US president George W Bush, who faced fierce criticism for the botched government response to Hurricane Katrina, returned to New Orleans yesterday to mark the storm's 10th anniversary by celebrating the city's "resilience."

Mike Nesbitt has said the recommendation to withdraw is based on a matter of principle

UUP to vote on withdrawal from Executive

08.35 The ruling body of the Ulster Unionist Party will meet today to vote on a recommendation from its leader, Mike Nesbitt, to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive.

Police say the suspect fits the description of the man identified on security footage as leaving a rucksack at the site

Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

10.24 Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing have arrested a suspect they said fit the description of a man identified on security cameras as leaving a rucksack at the site of the 17 August blast in Bangkok.

Seán FitzPatrick faces 27 charges, including making a misleading, false or deceptive statement to auditors

Decision in FitzPatrick legal bid due

28 Aug The High Court has begun hearing an application by former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick to stop his criminal trial going ahead at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in October.

Billy Walsh (L) at June's European Games

Sports Council 'disappointed' with IABA over Walsh

28 Aug The Irish Sports Council has criticised the Irish Amateur Boxing Association over what it believes is a failure to ratify a previously agreed deal to keep Billy Walsh as high-performance coach to the country's elite boxers.

Up to 40 jobs will be lost at Aer Arann Islands with the loss of contract

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28 Aug A roundup of news stories from at home and around the world

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