Kobane's Kurdish defenders have been under IS assault for more than a month

Turkey aiding Iraqi Kurds to cross into Kobane

12.20 Turkey has said it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to cross its borders to join Syrian Kurdish forces battling Islamic State fighters for the Syrian town of Kobane.

An employee of a factory tries on special Ebola gear in Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands

EU must coordinate efforts on Ebola - Flanagan

11.04 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the European Union must coordinate efforts in protecting health workers operating in west Africa because countries like Ireland did not have a medical evacuation capacity.

Tests on Teresa Romero hospitalised earlier this month with a high fever returned negative

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola

19 Oct The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital has been cleared of the virus in preliminary tests.

A Liberator pistol next to the 3D printer on which its components were made in the US

Japanese man jailed for 3D printing guns

10.56 A Japanese court this morning jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Charlie Flanagan said the Government has a proud record in its support of Palestine people

Flanagan 'regrets' Israel's West Bank expansion

11.05 European Union foreign ministers are discussing the issue of sanctions against Russia for its involvement in Ukraine, as well as the latest situation in Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.

Rescuers pressed on with their search for bodies

Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

19 Oct Hopes faded today for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39.