Aung San Suu Kyi's party won nearly 80% of vote in Myanmar elections

Suu Kyi begins talks with Myanmar president

07.28 Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has begun talks with the nation's army-backed president on the handover of power Wednesday nearly a month after her opposition party cleaned up at the polls.

Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement after the birth of his daughter

Zuckerberg to give away 99% of Facebook shares

01 Dec Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced he has become a father and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a "better place" for baby daughter Max and others.

Justice Minister brought the bankruptcy bill to Cabinet today

Bankruptcy bill agreed by Cabinet

01 Dec The Government has agreed on new bankruptcy legislation, according to Joan Burton and she is confident it will be enacted by Christmas.

Thomas Murphy (L) has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging tax evasion

Court told Murphy did not sign documents

01 Dec The trial of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy for alleged tax evasion has heard there is "strong evidence" the prominent republican did not sign a number of documents signed in his name.

Funding has been secured to allow gardaí to access the database

Gardaí will get access to terrorist database

01 Dec Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced that she has secured additional capital funding of €4m to allow Ireland to participate in the Schengen Information System.

A working group report recommended a date for new Seanad arrangements for after the General Election

News in Brief

01 Dec A round-up of other domestic and international news.

Total sales fell by nearly 8,000 vehicles to 23,882 units in November, while sales for the year-to-date were down 4%

VW sales in US fall by 25% during November

01 Dec Volkswagen's US sales plunged 25% in November after it suspended sales of diesel vehicles in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal, the embattled German car manufacturer has said.

Comments about Mr Cameron made before he became British PM

Clinton emails claim Cameron reckless over NI

01 Dec British PM David Cameron is described as "threatening recklessly" the Northern Ireland peace process when he was in opposition in Westminster, in the latest batch of emails released from Hillary Clinton's private server.

The Pope has proved an unlikely inspiration for rappers around the world

Pontiff's 'rapper' pose goes viral

01 Dec He conquered the United States in September, is just back from a hugely successful trip to Africa ... and now Pope Francis is an unlikely inspiration for rappers around the world.

The plane's flight-control computer had a cracked solder joint that malfunctioned repeatedly

Faulty jet part factor in crash that killed 162

01 Dec Indonesian investigators have said that a faulty component and the crew's attempt to fix the problem were among the factors that contributed to the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last year, killing all 162 aboard.

Scientists currently have a voluntary ban on human gene editing

Human gene editing focus of Washington summit

01 Dec Scientists have developed an improved gene editing tool that significantly reduces potentially dangerous "off-target" edits, promising an even more precise and efficient system for manipulating human DNA.