Nine current and former FIFA officials have been indicted

FIFA suspends officials after corruption probes

27 May Seven powerful soccer figures were arrested today on US corruption charges and face extradition from Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

The wasps effectively turn their prey into zombies before eating them alive (Pic: Michael Ohl of the Museum für Naturkunde)

'Dementor' wasp among 139 new species in Mekong

27 May From a soul-sucking 'dementor' wasp named after a creature from the Harry Potter books to a half-metre-long stick insect, scientists identified 139 new species in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014, according to a new report.

A Ryanair and Aer Lingus flight from Brussels to Dublin were cancelled this evening

News in Brief

27 May A round-up of other Irish and international news stories