Plane debris was found on Wednesday washed up on La Reunion

Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks

31 Jul Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has been flown to France for checks, with officials hoping to gain some insight into the disaster.

Ban Ki-moon called on the perpetrators of what he called a "terrorist act" to face justice

UN condemns Palestinian toddler killing

31 Jul UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of an 18-month-old baby in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The accident happened at 3pm (Pic: Tubman Thomas)

Four killed in UK private jet crash

31 Jul Four people have died after a Saudi registered private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames as it approached a runway in Britain's Hampshire.

The situation in Calais has threatened to bring the cross-Channel haulage industry to a halt

Cameron expects migrant crisis to last all summer

31 Jul British Prime Minister David Cameron has said extra sniffer dogs and fencing will be sent to France, and the British Ministry of Defence land will be used to ease congestion to try to help deal with the Calais migrant crisis.

There is no specific mention of wiretapping Shinzo Abe

WikiLeaks says US 'spied on Japan'

31 Jul WikiLeaks has released documents saying that the US spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi.

Francois Hollande said he will make a decision regarding the compensation deal in the coming weeks

News in Brief

31 Jul Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.

Ray Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges

$1m bail bond for college police officer

30 Jul In the US, a judge has set a bond of $1m for a former University of Cincinnati campus police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing registration plate.