There was a lot of mudslinging during the six days of the Democratic and Republican conventions and with the election not until November, there could be a lot more to come.
Bombardier, engineers of the trains that will carry passengers across the multi-billion Crossrail network, build a carriage in their Derby factory. Video: TFL
13-year-old Mark O'Brien from Blackrock, Dublin has become the only Irish person to carry the Olympic torch in the relay to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the opening ceremony. Video: @Olympicflame/twitter
Parachutists from around the globe compete to demonstrate aerial acrobatics and precise landings at the 40th world parachuting championships in Russia. Video: Russian Defence Ministry
A police officer's body camera records the moment Fort Worth police officers rescued a burglary suspect from a burning vehicle. The suspect and his accomplice crashed after a 100mph pursuit in Texas. Video: Forth Worth Police Dept
In the biggest speech of her more than 25 year career in the public eye, Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday (July 28) with a promise to make the United States a country that worked together, Video: DNC
'Bobby Sands: 66 days' directed by Brendan J Byrne, is a cinematic portrait of the Irish Republican martyr’s epic 66-day hunger strike that grabbed the world’s attention in the early 1980’s. Courtesy: Fine Point Films / Cypress Avenue Films
From Dáil questions to inspiring a musical, the #garthgate debacle of 2014 made a lot of headlines, but is Garth Brooks coming to Ireland in 2017?
Pope Francis stumbled and fell while conducting mass during his visit to Poland. The pontiff was walking past the altar at the beginning of the event, at Czestochowa, Poland, on Thursday (July 28), when he was seen to partially collapse to the ground
Donald Trump has implied that Vladimir Putin uses 'N-word' to describe Barack Obama and he has called on Russian intelligence agencies to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.
President Obama has urged voters to unite behind Hillary Clinton as the most qualified candidate to protect the country’s values and continue his legacy, In an evocative speech at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Video: REUTERS
The hottest commercially produced chili in the world, the Komodo Dragon, is now for sale in Ireland. Conor Pope decided to take a bite to see how hot it really is.
Drone footage of Greystones South beach, County Wicklow. The beach features in The Irish Times' 50 best beaches in Ireland. Video: Joihn Cassidy
The social media craze that had millions of people dumping buckets of freezing water over their heads in the name of ALS raised enough money to lead to an important breakthrough in research.
Former US President Bill Clinton speaks on the second night of the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia, opening with the story of how he met his wife Hillary. Video: C-SPAN
Sister Danielle, a nun who escaped the church attack in Normandy, describes the moment two assailants linked to Islamic State took hostages and killed a priest. Video: Reuters
A character in Fireman Sam has caused some outrage after stepping on a page of the Koran. The episode was never broadcast but the clip appeared online. Video: HIt Entertainment
Hillary Clinton makes a surprise appearance at the Democratic national convention after becoming the first woman to lead a major party into a US presidential election. Video: Reuters
Footage taken during a thunder storm in New York City catches lightning striking the Empire State Building. Video: Henrik Moltke
John King, a journalist with CNN, is heard making an 'Irish lives matter' quip during a speech by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at the Democratic National Convention. Video: CNN
Comedian Sarah Silverman chastises the 'Bernie or Bust' campaign as she gives a speech at the US Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia. Video: Democratic National Convention
Two attackers killed a man and seriously wounded another in a church in northern France before being shot dead by French police, the Interior Ministry spokesman says. Video: Reuters
Solar Impulse 2 completes the first fuel-free flight around the globe, returning to Abu Dhabi 16-months after it began its journey. Video: Solar Impulse
A group of retirees from New Zealand prove you are never too old to 'Shake It Off' by recreating the music video to Taylor Swift's smash hit. Video: 80-odd Years of Happy
Residents react to Japan's worst mass killing in decades carried out by knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled. Video: Reuters
First Lady Michelle Obama backs her husband's one-time rival for the US presidency, telling Democrats, 'In this election, I'm with her.' Video: Reuters
Newly released footage shows solar material bursting from the surface of the sun only to withdraw back thanks to complex magnetic forces above the sun. Video: NASA
British Prime Minister Theresa May visits Northern Ireland in a bid to allay fears about the impact of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union may have on the peace process. Video: Reuters
Police investigate the scene of a mass shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, which, according to local media, was hosting a 'teen night' at the time. Video: Reuters
See the Bray Air Show as the Irish Defence Forces see it - by jumping in with the Black Knights. Video: Colin Curran
The official trailer for the new series of Robot Wars, which returns to television after a 12 year hiatus. Video: BBC
Vernon Mount, an 18th century neoclassical house in Douglas, Co Cork, has been extensively damaged by fire. Video: Brian McMahon
Eyewitnesses describe what they saw as a Syrian migrant sets off a bomb in the German town of Ansbach. Video: Reuters
Andrew Stanton and Lindsey Collins on the inspiration behind 'Finding Dory' the sequel to Disney Pixar's 'Finding Nemo'.
A man has been arrested after he tried to grab the Olympic torch during the official relay in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. The torch is scheduled to arrive in Rio de Janeiro on August 4. Video: REUTERS / TV GLOBO
Manchester United have introduced their new home jersey in Shanghai, China during the ICC tournament. Its part of a £750 million contract agreed with Adidas to replace Nike as sponsor of the club for a decade, a record kit deal for the sport.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov (64) has touched down in Western Australia having set a world record for circumnavigating the globe by hot air balloon in just over 11 days. Video: REUTERS
50,000 people turned out to watch the first day of the weekend's Bray Air Display. Ireland’s only free public air show features a packed schedule of aerobatic display teams led by the Irish Air Corps. Video: Bray Air Display / Irish Air Corps
Suicide bombers have hit a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul, killing and wounding dozens of people attending the event. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Video: Reuters
Riders on the Tour de France have held a minute of silence before stage 20 of the race for people killed in the Munich gun attack. Video: REUTERS