There were 116 people on the Air Algerie plane when it crashed

Bad weather blamed for Air Algerie crash

10.58 Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said.

Militants from Islamic State destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah

Islamic State blows up 'Jonah's tomb' in Iraq

11.03 Militants from Islamic State have destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a whale in both Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation

Ukrainian PM resigns over coalition break up

24 Jul Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation to parliament after upbraiding politicians for failing to pass laws on energy and on the budget to increase financing for the army.

UN human rights panel critical of Ireland's 'restrictive' abortion laws

UN critical of Ireland's abortion laws

24 Jul A United Nations human rights panel has told Ireland it should revise its highly restrictive abortion laws and said that allegations of abuse of women and children at Catholic-run homes must be better investigated.

Six dissident Republicans have been released from Portlaoise prison

Dissident Republicans released from prison

24 Jul Six dissident Republicans who were serving lengthy prison sentences for bombing offences in the UK have been released from Portlaoise Prison after they launched High Court challenges against the legality of their detention.

Pope Francis meets Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her baby daughter, who was born in prison, at the Vatican

Sudanese death row woman meets Pope in Italy

24 Jul A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome today and hours later met the Pope.

A father brings his son for treatment following the attack on the school

18 killed as Gaza violence continues

24 Jul At least 15 people were killed when Israeli fire hit a UN-run school in Gaza, while three more people were shot dead by Israeli soldiers at a demonstration in the occupied West Bank.

Undated handout photograph made available by Swiftair showing the McDonnell Douglas MD-83

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali

24 Jul The wreck of an Air Algerie plane that went missing with 110 passengers on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, according to a coordinator for the crisis unit in Ouagadougou.

Geckos are being used in an experiment testing effects of weightlessness

Russia's 'space sex' geckos at risk

24 Jul Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.