Ibrahim Halawa, 19, has been in custody for nearly two years in Egypt

Minister concerned over Halawa case

11.01 The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is concerned at the further postponement of the trial in Egypt of Ibrahim Halawa, 19, who's been in custody for nearly two years.

Kremilin says helping Syrian opposition will lead to a further destabilisation of situation in Syria

Russia criticises US and Turkey's Syria plan

11.23 Russia has criticised US plans to provide together with Turkey air cover for Syrian rebels, saying any support for rivals of Russian ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hampered Damascus' fight against Islamic State.

The reports did not say that any athletes had failed doping tests, only that the tests had been abnormal

World athletics chief defends anti-doping record

10.58 The head of world athletics vigorously defended the IAAF's anti-doping record, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest allegations to plunge international sport into crisis.

Members of the public were alerted by the baby's cries, a police officer reached down the pipe to extract the girl

Baby girl abandoned in Beijing bathroom

10.54 A newborn baby girl has been found abandoned in a Beijing public toilet and fell head-first down the pipe after her mother apparently gave birth in the facility.

A bridge washed away by floodwaters in Manipur after days of torrential rain

20 feared dead in India landslide

02 Aug Rescuers are searching today for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from recent floods elsewhere in the country topped 100, officials said.

Police officers leave the scene with container holding metallic debris found on a beach on Reunion

Recovered plane debris is from Boeing 777

02 Aug Malaysia's transport minister has said airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

Graffitti reading 'France is dog life, England is good life' is scrawled on a wall

Increased security measures agreed for Calais

02 Aug Security measures around the Channel Tunnel are to be increased after the UK and France agreed a package including extra private security guards, French police reinforcements, additional fences and more CCTV surveillance.

Jericho was photographed by the WildCRU research team (Pic: WildCRU)

Jericho the lion 'alive and well'

02 Aug Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers at a park in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have confirmed.

USPCA says circle animals are performing to a time-table of acts not natural to them

Stormont out of time over circus animal ban

02 Aug The Northern Ireland Assembly has run out of time to prevent circuses with wild animals from obtaining entertainment licences, environment minister Mark H Durkan said.

Beaches in Ballina have closed amid fresh shark sightings

Shark sightings force Australian beaches to close

02 Aug Several beaches on the east coast of Australia have been closed after fresh shark sightings as authorities warned swimmers to be vigilant following an attack that left a surfer with serious arm and leg injuries.

A full-scale re-enactment of O'Donovan Rossa's funeral was staged by Sinn Féin

O'Donovan Rossa commemoration events staged

01 Aug A re-enactment of the oration by Pádraig Pearse at the funeral of Fenian leader O'Donovan Rossa has been delivered at the centenary event in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

Athletes from Russia, Ukraine and Turkey are claimed to have the highest rate of abnormal blood test results

Leaked IAAF files show hundreds of suspect samples

02 Aug The World Anti-Doping Agency has said it is alarmed by the size and extent of "wild" doping allegations after leaked IAAF test data showed hundreds of suspect samples from athletes, including Olympic and world championship medallists.

The plane crashed into a car auction site and burst into flames

Bin Laden relatives killed in plane crash

01 Aug Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among the victims in the crash of a private jet in the UK yesterday, the Saudi embassy in London said in a message of condolences.