The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it will co-operate fully with the judge-led investigation

OCI appoints firm to secure electronic data

20.27 The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it has appointed a data security firm to secure, copy and seal the OCI server and all OCI electronic data following the Rio tickets controversy.

Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city, and key to its economy

ANC loses control of Johannesburg council

23 Aug South Africa's ruling ANC has lost control of the economic hub of Johannesburg for the first time since the end of apartheid, after local government councillors elected an opposition candidate as mayor.

Images released by Virgin Trains show empty seats on the train Jeremy Corbyn was on

CCTV footage casts doubt over Corbyn train claim

23 Aug CCTV footage has been released appearing to show British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walking past empty train seats before he was filmed sitting on the floor complaining about the "completely ram-packed" carriages.

Francois Hollande, Matteo Renzi and Angela Merkel discussed Brexit among other issues

EU leaders discuss challenges to unity

22 Aug The leaders of the eurozone's biggest economies held talks today in the aftermath of Britain's decision to leave the EU and said Europe had to turn its back on populists who blamed Brussels for all its problems.

Protesters near the US embassy in Seoul call for an end to the drills

Tensions high as South Korea and US begin drills

22 Aug Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops have begun a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack, as the North threatened a pre-emptive strike on forces participating in the drill.

Enrique Pena Nieto's poll numbers are at all-time lows

Mexican president accused of plagiarising thesis

22 Aug Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto plagiarised nearly a third of his 1991 undergraduate law thesis, according to a report published by one of Mexico's leading investigative journalists.

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said he would 'co-operate readily and fully with any investigation'

SF minister denies knowledge of Bryson contacts

22 Aug Stormont Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has insisted he knew nothing of a party colleague's controversial contact with a witness to an inquiry into Northern Ireland's largest-ever property deal.

Donald Trump has branded the Clinton Foundation a 'corrupt enterprise'

Trump demands closure of Clinton Foundation

22 Aug US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  has demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation run by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a "corrupt enterprise".

Since its inception in 2011 JobBridge has been dogged by accusations it contributed to the displacement of real jobs

High-risk concerns over employers using JobBridge

21 Aug Internal auditors at the Department of Social Protection have found high-risk concerns over the manner in which employers were allowed to sign up to the controversial JobBridge internship scheme.

The president said he may even look to set up another international organisation

President of Philippines threatens UN withdrawal

21 Aug President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

Hillary Clinton must instead respond in writing within 30 days to questions submitted by Judicial Watch, a group that has long been critical of her conduct

Clinton need not give sworn testimony over emails

20 Aug US Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton does not need to give sworn testimony in a lawsuit over her use of an unauthorised private email system while she was US secretary of state, a judge has ruled.

Aleppo has become the focus of fighting in the five-year-old civil war

UN welcomes Russian support on Aleppo truce

19 Aug Russia has said it would support a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, a move the UN Syria envoy said would allow aid to reach besieged areas soon, as long as all sides respect the temporary truce.

Paul Manafort formerly advised the pro-Kremlin former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

Embattled Trump campaign chairman Manafort resigns

19 Aug Paul Manafort has resigned as chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, under fire in connection with a Ukrainian corruption investigation and two days after being sidelined in a team reshuffle.

Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaianwas one of those held in Iran

US sought 'leverage' with $400m payment to Iran

19 Aug The United States has acknowledged that it waited for Iran to release US prisoners before delivering $400m in cash that it owed the country, but again insisted the payment was not ransom.

Daithí McKay has resigned with immediate effect

McKay resigns amid NAMA inquiry allegations

18 Aug Sinn Féin's Daithí McKay has resigned as MLA for North Antrim and been suspended from the party amid political controversy over allegations of coaching a witness during a Stormont committee hearing.

Donald Trump has been vocal in support of law enforcement during a spate of protests across the country

Trump calls for more police on streets

17 Aug US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for more police on the streets and said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is "against the police" at a rally in Wisconsin.