China is beefing up the People’s Liberation Army with new ships and missiles, but also with hard hip-hop beats and heavy drops in a new video the world’s biggest standing army hopes will help recruit elite troops.
Surveillance footage captures the moment when a large truck crashes into a car at a junction in the city of Hangzhou, east China forcing it into a road barrier. The three occupants of the car survived the accident. Video: REUTERS
The Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre awards has attracted almost 2,900 entries from 249 schools. The awards were presented at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre: Video: Ronan McGreevy
President Obama and his wife Michelle celebrated international Star Wars Day with a stormtrooper dance. Video of the Obamas dancing with two of the characters from the film series - plus comic robot R2-D2 have appeared on the White House website.
Republican John Kasich has ended his longshot presidential bid, leaving Donald Trump's path clear to capture the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 election. Video: REUTERS
Hillary Clinton's newest ad, is packed with negative comments about Donald Trump all made by his Republican primary opponents and senior party leaders blasting him with a litany of insults.
A raging wildfire has destroyed much of one neighborhood in the remote western Canadian city of Fort McMurray and badly damaged others, with all 80,000 residents ordered to leave in the biggest evacuation in the area's history.
Rodrigo Duterte, the frontrunner in the Philippines presidential race, has had no trouble courting controversy throughout the campaign. Video: Reuters
Actress Pauline McLynn joined the Alliance for Animal Rights group outside the Department of Agriculture to protest about the exporting of greyhounds to race in Macau, China where more than 30 greyhounds die every month. Video: Bryan O'Brien
The ICSA are protesting the latest proposed EU trade deals which they say will damage the Irish farmer. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Peruvian drug enforcement agents downed a small plane suspected of trafficking drugs. 70 kilos of cocaine were recovered from the wreckage after a three hour shoot out. Video: Reuters
A shocking video clip captures men with batons beating women and children who are trying to stop their homes being demolished in China. Video: People's Daily
Texas senator Ted Cruz shocked his supporters by quitting the race for the presidential nomination. The move leaves Trump almost certain to take the Republician nomination. Video: Reuters
A driver in China has been fined after police stopped his car on the motorway and found ten sheep, eight of which were lambs, in the backseat of his van. Video: CCTV
The discovery of three planets that circle a small, dim star could bolster the chances of finding life beyond Earth, astronomers say. Video: Reuters
Gary ‘Ted’ Sargent, a sailor from Dublin, will single-handedly sailing a 13-foot dinghy around the entire coastline of Ireland, starting and finishing in Schull, Co. Cork. His 'One Wild Ride’ is to raise funds for ChildVision.
A man in Colorado was forced to lock himself in his bedroom while a black bear raided his fridge, according to local authorities. Firefighters coaxed the bear out of the second-story apartment. No injuries were reported to human or bear. Reuters
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has acknowledged he “made a mistake” in using the N-word in a tweet in which he compared the struggle against slavery in the US to the plight of Irish nationalists.
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