Police in Belarus arrested a man for stealing a Winnie the Pooh toy car from a supermarket in Minsk, local media reported on Tuesday, July 28th. Video: Minsk Police
290 dancers take part in the Riverdance / TCD Summer School in Dublin. During the three-week course, dancers from 23 countries will learn the iconic Riverdance choreography and the many skills associated with dance. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Amateur video filmed between 2010 and 2012 shows Zimbabwe's well-known, protected lion Cecil at Hwange National Park. Earlier this month, the 13-year-old lion was found skinned and headless on the park’s outskirts.
An eight-year-old boy from Maryland is the first ever child recipient of a double hand transplant. A team of 40 people worked in four teams to attach the donor's hands in the unprecedented procedure. Video: CBS, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
LÉ Niamh rescues 210 migrants and recovers 14 bodies from overcrowded barge 80 km north west of Tripoli. Video: Defence Forces
Hong Kong's giant panda Jia Jia approaches her 37th birthday, breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest of her kind in captivity. Video: Reuters
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance stands in solidarity with Turkey at emergency meeting to discuss instability at its borders with Syria and Iraq. Video: Reuters
The Boy Scouts of America is lifting its ban on gay youth leaders amid what it calls a 'sea of change' on gay rights issues sweeping across the nation. Video: Reuters
Connemara basket maker Joe Hogan has won the Established maker Award of Excellence at this year’s RDS National Craft Awards, the most important annual showcase for craft makers living and working on the island. Video: Bryan O'Brien
While some shrug off reports of a covert Syriza drachma plan reports, others say they are concerned that the government had planned on raiding central bank reserves and hacking taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma. Video: Reuters
Pro-Kurdish protesters clash with police in Cizre, in Turkey's southeast, following the funeral of a protester killed in demonstrations against military strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq. Video: Reuters
US President Barack Obama says he wants Kenyans to thrive but warns that corruption must be tackled, democracy upheld and discrimination based on gender or ethnicity stopped for the country to be successful. Video: Reuters
President Barack Obama says discrimination against gays is wrong, while Kenyan Pressident Uhuru Kenyatta says gay rights 'a non-issue' for Kenyans.
New photos of Pluto released by Nasa reveal flows of nitrogen ice filling up craters, an atmosphere that could be on the verge of collapse, and a mysterious reddish haze extending 100 miles above the surface.
An environment group has criticised Denmark for failing to halt the annual pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands. Warning: This footage contains images that some may find disturbing. Video: Sea Shepherd
As the government signs off for the summer, Irish atheletes aim for a summer to remember, take a look back at the week gone by as seen through the lenses of award-winning Irish Times photographers. Video: David Dunne
Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a cinema in Lafayette, Louisiana. Video: Reuters
Kenyan government demands an apology from Cable News Network (CNN) for referring to Kenya as a 'hotbed of terror'. Video: Reuters
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