Shelling in Donetsk brought down a tram cable, sitting this car alight and killing three people

Ukraine accuses Russia of fresh incursion

21.32 Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border this evening, as hopes quickly faded that talks yesterday between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis.

Peter Theo Curtis was released on Sunday

Hostage released by Syrian rebels returns to US

18.49 Peter Theo Curtis, released from two years of captivity in Syria, has said he is "overwhelmed with emotion" in a brief statement to reporters outside his mother's home in Massachusetts.

A new training programme for recruits is due to begin in the next two weeks

Garda recruits to be more 'accountable'

21.47 The officer in charge of the Garda College has said she would like to think that there was no "blue wall" in the gardaí and that Templemore would produce good officers to police modern Ireland.

On Sunday, Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red

Further volcanic activity reported in Iceland

17.06 Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office has said.

Christine Lagarde has been questioned four times in the investigation for negligence in a political fraud

Lagarde under investigation in French fraud case

21.53 International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister, her lawyer said today.

There were 31,600 new workers in the year to June, according to the figures

Employment rose to 1.9m by end of June - CSO

26 Aug The number of people working in the State had increased to 1.9 million by the end of June, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office, the highest level of employment since 2009.

President Hollande ordered the Prime Minister to form a new cabinet 'consistent with the direction he has set for the country'

Hollande announces new French government

26 Aug French President Francois Hollande has named Emmanuel Macron, a former banker and close ally as the new economy minister in an emergency reshuffle after a major political crisis.

The baby can be brought to the UK where she will be looked after by her father

Court approves transfer of baby to UK

26 Aug The High Court has cleared the way for a seven-month-old baby, born to a woman with several psychological disorders, to be taken to the UK to ultimately be cared for by her father.