Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused coup plotters of having links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen

US denies involvement in foiled Turkish coup

07.48 A top military chief and other officials have insisted the United States was not involved in the attempted military coup in Turkey, underscoring tense relations between the allies.

The mosquitos that transmit the infection are now thought to be able to live in colder climates

Local Zika transmission in Florida 'likely'

29 Jul Florida health officials said they believe that four people have been infected locally with Zika, in what would be the first evidence that mosquitoes carrying the virus are present in the continental United States.

The hospital in the rebel-held town of Kafar Takharim was reportedly heavily damaged

Maternity hospital bombed in Syrian air raid

29 Jul A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed in an air raid in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said.

Austrian and French authorities believe the men travelled to Greece along with two men involved in the 13 November atrocities in Paris

Austria transfers IS suspects to France

29 Jul Austria has handed over to France two suspected members of the same so-called Islamic State cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, prosecutors said this morning.

Kevin Rudd (R) had hoped to succeed Ban Ki-Moon as UN Secretary General

Australia rejects former PM's bid for top UN job

29 Jul Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next UN Secretary-General after current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared him unfit for the job and refused to back his candidacy.

The LÉ James Joyce returned to the Mediterranean this month (Pic: Defence Forces)

News In Brief

29 Jul A round-up of other Irish and international news

Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Pope in silent tribute to Holocaust victims

29 Jul Pope Francis has prayed silently in tribute to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, who died in the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.