Two Japanese tourists have been missing since 22 August

News in Brief

31 Aug A round-up of other Irish and international stories

Rally triggered over financial crisis surrounding prime minister

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM to resign

30 Aug Thousands of people have gathered for a second day of protests in Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal.

The bomb attack took place at the crowded Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on 17 August

Man arrested over Thailand bomb attack

30 Aug Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects today after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found at a Bangkok apartment block.

Smoke billows from a military base hit during an air strike in Yemen earlier this month

36 killed in Yemen air strike

30 Aug An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah, residents said.

Mohamed Fahmy (L) and Baher Mohamed were both taken into custody

US 'disappointed' over Al Jazeera verdict in Egypt

29 Aug An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, in a case that has triggered an international outcry.