Hillary Clinton is expected to address the Democratic Party convention in person tomorrow

Clinton hails 'biggest crack' in glass ceiling

16.53 Hillary Clinton has told Democrats they had "put the biggest crack" yet in the glass ceiling for women, as she became the first female White House nominee for a major political party.

A 1981 file photo shows John Hinckley Jr (L) escorted by police following his arrest

Man who tried to kill Reagan can be freed - judge

16.21 John Hinckley Jr, who wounded US President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge has ruled.

Police and emergency services cordoned off the scene

EU vows to help France fight IS 'barbarity'

26 Jul The head of the European Commission has pledged "Europe's solidarity and co-operation in the fight against barbarity", in a letter to French President Francois Hollande.

Journalists gather at the main gate of the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre

19 killed in Japan's worst mass killing in decades

26 Jul The suspect in a fatal stabbing spree that saw 19 people killed in Japan had been hospitalised early this year after expressing a willingness to kill disabled people if the government approved, a city official has said.

Hillary Clinton is the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party

Clinton makes history as Democratic nominee

26 Jul Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of a majority of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia.

Bertrand Piccard (L) and André Borschberg are greeted upon Piccard's arrival in Abu Dhabi

Solar-powered plane completes first global flight

26 Jul A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world, returning to Abu Dhabi after a 16-month voyage and demonstrating the potential of renewable energy.

Buskers fear that further restrictions on amps may be introduced

News in Brief

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