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

Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to jail

16.39 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, in a case that has triggered an international outcry.

71 people were found dead in this lorry abandoned on an Austrian highway on Thursday

3 children found critical in refugee lorry

17.14 Three young children were found in critical condition due to dehydration yesterday after police in Austria stopped a truck with 26 refugees, Austrian news agency APA has reported.

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

Bush praises New Orleans response to hurricane

16.41 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, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, has recommended that the party leave the executive

UUP to vote on withdrawal from Executive

16.22 The executive of the Ulster Unionist party is expected to sanction the withdrawal of the party's minister, Danny Kennedy, from the Stormont power-sharing executive this evening.

Alexis Tsipras' party was supported by 23% of those polled

Poll suggests Syriza leading ahead of election

28 Aug The first authoritative opinion poll published since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last week suggests his leftist Syriza party is leading the opposition conservatives ahead of elections on 20 September.

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.

Then opposition leader Tony Abbott meeting Queen Elizabeth II in 2011

Australian PM dismisses calls for republic

27 Aug Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has insisted that efforts to resurrect a push for Australia to become a republic are doomed despite his treasurer's new role as a bipartisan torchbearer for the movement.

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.

Frances Fitzgerald: 'To simply say PIRA continues to exist as if nothing has changed would be quite wrong'

Minister calls for 'fresh assessment' of PIRA

25 Aug The Minister for Justice has asked the Garda Commissioner to conduct a "fresh assessment" of the activities of the Provisional IRA in light of the PSNI investigation into the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

Alan Kelly says anyone pulling a fast one over grant will end up paying more

Kelly in warning over water bill non-payment

24 Aug Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said anyone who tries to "pull a fast one" and registers for the water conservation grant and then does not pay their Irish Water bill, will ultimately end up paying more in the long run.

Gerry Adams said the IRA has 'gone away' since 2005

Adams says McGuigan killers 'not the IRA'

23 Aug Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has reiterated his claims that those involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan "do not represent republicanism", adding "they are not the IRA".