Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly has accused Northern Ireland's unionist parties of engaging in a "sham fight" after a leading member of the DUP has said that the party will move to exclude Sinn Féin from the Northern Ireland executive.
US President Barack Obama has heralded the progress New Orleans has made in rebuilding the city since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago, but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.
The current powersharing arrangement in Northern Ireland is in doubt after Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt announced he has recommended that his party withdraw from the executive in light of recent developments concerning the Provisional IRA.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has played down speculation that the power-sharing administration at Stormont could collapse because of suspected IRA links to a recent murder in Belfast.
The former head of digital currency exchange MtGox faces fresh criminal charges over allegations that he stole $2.6 million from clients, as police questioned him about hundreds of millions of dollars worth of missing bitcoin.