Anti-apartheid leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.
South African President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation last night to announce the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
Tributes from around the world have been pouring in for former South African president Nelson Mandela, who "achieved more than could be expected of any man".
Some key dates and events in the life of former South African president and anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.
RTÉ's Europe Correspondent Paul Cunningham reports on moves in Belgium to liberalise its euthanasia laws.
Europe's first non-invasive digital post mortem examinations are to be conducted at a state-of-the-art centre in England.
An Australian family has reclaimed the Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their home.
The Vatican has dismissed claims that frescoes uncovered in Roman catacombs show women priests in early Christianity as sensationalist "fairy tales".
Once considered pet food, kangaroo meat could soon be sold to China as a luxury product, to encourage Chinese consumers to do something few Australians will - eat it.
It has long been a rite of passage for Glasgow students to place a traffic cone on the head of the Duke of Wellington statue in Royal Exchange Square.
Emergency workers with police escorts are cleaning rubbish off the streets of Spain's capital after striking street cleaners failed to reach a deal with their private employers to end an 11-day strike.
The city of San Francisco has transformed itself into Gotham City to fulfill a young boy's wish to become Batkid.
An opinion poll has found that many people think technology makes people less human.
A court order shutting home-improvement shops near Paris on Sundays has angered traders - sparking a row over business regulation in a country barely out of recession where consumers are not spending.
German politicians in their programmes for the 22 September election have been outlining how they intend to make German skies and roads even quieter.
Here's a story about RTÉ's driver in Beirut, Walid. He's a bearish, soft-spoken Lebanese man in his 50s and drives a Chevrolet people carrier which he imported from Los Angeles.
As the US braces itself to vote on military action in Syria, RTÉ's Robert Shortt casts an eye over some of the more archaic terms and traditions in its democratic process.
Authorities in the US have recorded dramatic footage of a sinkhole swallowing up trees and land in a Louisiana swamp.
Two nine-year-old English schoolgirls have become the world's youngest formation wingwalkers.
Seven tourists from Rome learned an expensive lesson when visiting a cafe in Venice - always make sure you read the fine print.
A Bolivian man who claims to be the oldest person to have ever lived has attributed his longevity to his diet.
Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean-up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
More than 100 redheads took part in the first Ginger Pride march in the UK.
Richard Downes reports from Guantanamo Bay where a hunger strike, which began in March, has placed the detention facility in the spotlight once again.
Cameras have been installed in the cabins of Argentinian commuter trains as a new security measure, leading to some worrying results.