It is claimed that the focus on low fat diets is failing to address the UK's obesity crisis

Report criticising low-fat diets challenged

23 May The British government has criticised a report that suggested people should not be afraid of eating fat as MPs warned it had prompted "public outcry and confusion".

All cases of Zika in Ireland must be reported

News in Brief

23 May A round-up of other national and international news stories

Tartus is a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad

Scores killed in attacks in Syria

23 May Bomb blasts killed more than 100 people in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus, monitors said this morning, in a government-controlled area that hosts Russian forces.

The move comes ahead of a Eurogroup meeting on Tuesday

Greek parliament approves new spending cuts

22 May Greek lawmakers have adopted fresh spending cuts and tax hikes ahead of a crunch Eurogroup meeting expected to unlock much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

Candidates Alexander van der Bellen (L) and Norbert Hofer (R) shake hands at the state broadcaster in Austria

Dead heat in Austrian election - projection

22 May The two candidates in Austria's presidential election are exactly neck-and-neck, according to projections after almost all of the ballots cast Sunday had been counted.

66 people were on board when the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean

Egypt sends submarine in search for Airbus 320 jet

22 May Egypt's President has said a submarine has been deployed to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, but he warned that investigations into the disaster would take time.

66 people were on board when the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean

Egyptian authorities analysing data signals

21 May Egyptian investigators looking into the crash of an EgyptAir jet in the Mediterranean have said they were analysing data including signals sent from the aircraft, but it was too soon to reach any conclusions.

Trayvon Martin's kiling brought out a wave of protests across the US

Zimmerman sells gun used to kill teen for $250k

22 May George Zimmerman, the former US neighbourhood-watch volunteer who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, has sold the gun he used in the shooting for $250,000 in an auction.

The policeman and policewoman inside were able to escape unharmed

Four men charged over Paris police protest

21 May Four men have been charged with attempted murder over the torching of a police car while two officers were inside during a protest in Paris this week, prosecutors said.