Thousands paid tribute to the victims in the days following the bombings

Lawyer for Boston accused tells court: It was him

04 Mar A lawyer for the accused Boston marathon bomber has said that their client bore responsibility for the attacks that killed three people and injured 264 with a blunt admission: "It was him."

Omar Trevino took the helm of the Zetas after his brother was captured

Mexico captures major drug cartel leader

04 Mar Mexican federal forces have captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, dealing a new blow to the gang.

Prosecutors said Naseer planned attacks on the New York subway, a Manchester shopping centre and Copenhagen office

Man guilty of plotting terror attacks

04 Mar A man faces life in prison after being convicted in New York of involvement in an al-Qaeda plot to carry out terror attacks in Britain, the United States and Denmark, US authorities have said.

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, 'The Big Bopper' and their pilot died in the crash

US may review crash that killed Buddy Holly

04 Mar A request to reopen the investigation into the 1959 plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson, better known as 'The Big Bopper', and their pilot is being reviewed.

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia

Australia kills hundreds of koalas

04 Mar Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving.

Workers involved in the rescue return to their vehicles in Donetsk

33 miners confirmed dead in Ukraine

04 Mar Thirty-three miners have been confirmed dead after a coal mine blast in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine.

A man brought a suspect device to gardaí in Mullingar

News in Brief

04 Mar A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.