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.

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, recommended that the party leave the executive

UUP approves withdrawal from NI Executive

20.11 Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA still exists.

Police say the suspect fits the description of a man identified on CCTV footage

Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

20.06 Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing have arrested a suspect they said fits the description of a man identified on security cameras as leaving a rucksack at the site of the 17 August blast in Bangkok.

Passengers subdued a gunman on an Amsterdam to Paris train on 21 August

European ministers agree tighter rail security

18.43 European ministers and officials have agreed to reinforce railway security, particularly on international lines, and urged the European Commission to amend Schengen border codes after the recent foiled attack on a train in northern France.

Families wait for prisoners to be released in a 2013 amnesty

Vietnam to free over 18,000 prisoners

28 Aug Vietnam has said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country's second biggest-ever amnesty.

Up to 40 jobs will be lost at Aer Arann Islands with the loss of contract

News in Brief

28 Aug A round-up of news stories from at home and around the world