At a press conference in Nashville this afternoon, Garth Brooks said he will “crawl, fly and swim” to Ireland in order to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny if it means he can play five concerts at Croke Park.
Family members huddled and cried around the small body of Yasmine Al Marouf a four-year-old Palestinian girl who was killed during an Israeli air strike on Gaza City late yesterday. Video: Reuters
'The most accurate water clock ever’, forgotten for over 20 years, is being restored at Killruddery estate. Video: Daniel O'Connor
A juvenile humpback whale that was stuck on a beach on Australia Gold Coast for two days was freed yesterday, and is swimming back in open water. Video: Reuters
The Israeli army today released cockpit footage of an aircraft targeting what it says was a weapon storage facility in a civilian area in Gaza. At least 18 civilians, including 5 children, are among Palestinian dead.
Two men, one of them an American, were gored by bulls today as they took part in Pamplona's annual bull run, a festival where red-scarved participants race through the Spanish town's cobbled streets pursued by the huge animals.
Staff at New York's American Museum of Natural History are giving a 9,500 kg fibreglass blue whale its annual cleaning. Video: Reuters
Six Flags Great Adventure in Philadelphia has debuted the world's tallest and fastest drop ride, Zumanjaro which hoists riders 415 feet into the sky and plummets them back to Earth at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Video: Reuters
Half a million people were urged to evacuate today as a powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to south-western islands in Japan.Typhoon Neoguri reduced from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense. Video: Reuters
Hopes have faded for the survival of any members of a pod of 13 pilot whales which beached in Co Donegal yesterday. Video: Stephen Maguire/DonegalDailyTV
A Donegal community is battling to save a group of thirteen whales which has stranded on a local beach. Three of the whales have now died but two have made it back into the water. Video: Stephen Maguire/DonegalDailyTV
Four people have been hospitalised after taking part in the first day of the 2014 Pamplona bull run. One runner was gored in the thigh while the other three suffered fractures during the race according to the Red Cross. Video: Reuters
Stilettos, wigs and a sense of humour were the elements of the high heels race yesterday, which has become a tradition in Madrid's gay pride celebrations which run from July 3 to July 6. Video: Reuters
School's out, Monet's back in and the feet are up in the rose garden. All of the best pictures of the week by award-winning Irish Times photographers. Video: Niamh Guckian
Olivia Kelly sums up the fall out and we hear from local residents who will be affected.
Mother of four Molly Schuyler demolished 26 burgers in 10 minutes at Z-Burger's Independence Burger Eating Contest in Washington DC. Contestants are not allowed to re-gurgitate, and must retain the burgers for two minutes at the end. Video: Reuters
Taoiseach Enda Kenny received a rapturous welcome as he opened a Primark clothing store in Berlin, operated by the Irish Penneys group, although demonstrators protetested outside. Video: Reuters
A video of a Japanese politician who burst into tears during a press conference over questions about his spending on trips, has gone viral. Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, is seen bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging the desk.
Newly released police dashboard camera video shows a Lafayette, Indiana police officer shoving a paraplegic in a wheelchair to the ground. The incident happened on October 1, 2013, but the video has just been made public. Video: Reuters
A 'dancing' frog, named for its ostentatious mating dance, and only recently discovered in India, may soon be rendered extinct according to scientists, owing to continuing human encroachment into its habitat. Video: Reuters