A sinkhole opened suddenly on a busy Chinese footpath. It measured ten metres wide and three metres deep, two pedestrians had to be pulled out of it by passers-by. Video: Reuters
Virgin Trains has disputed Jeremy Corbyn’s filmed account of having to sit on the floor of a “ram-packed” London-to-Newcastle service, releasing CCTV images that it said showed the Labour leader walking past empty, unreserved seats.
The beautiful Wexford coastline was captured in drone footage by youtube user Fluadlwirt. Video: youtube.com/fluadwirt
Olympic sailing silver medallist 26-year-old Dubliner Annalise Murphy has been greeted by family, friends and supporters after her arrival in Dublin Airport. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Crocodiles, of whom the biggest is two metres long, were released into a school by four burglars. CCTV of the incident has been released by the Australian police. Saltwater crocodiles are a protected species in Australia. Video: Reuters
This years Sydney Rose, Brianna Parkins, called for a referendum on the Eight Amendment at this year's festival. Video: RTÉ
Sir Nils Olav the penguin, an honorary member of the king of Norway’s guard who inspects the soldiers when they visit Scotland, has been given a promotion with the new title of brigadier in a special ceremony at Edinburgh Zoo. Video: Edinburgh Zoo
Fathers4Justice protester Matt O’Connor interrupted the broadcast of the Rose of Tralee when he climbed onstage during Daithi O’Sé's interview with Lisa Reilly. The 49 year old was restrained by security men before being ushered away. Video: RTE
Swedish man Marcus Sjogren took to the streets of Karlstad with his friend David Runqvist and 150 juice bottles which were delivered to his work while colleagues were on holiday. He then got dozens of people to dance in public for a juice.
A short clip from Tanya Burr’s fashion and beauty channel on YouTube. Her beauty, fashion and baking videos have been viewed more than 300 million times. Courtesy: Tanya Burr Youtube channel
Kurdish TV shows video of Iraqi police stripping an explosive suicide belt from an 11-year-old boy in Kirkuk. The capture follows a deadly attack at a wedding in Gaziantep, Turkey in which the perpetrator is believed to have been a child.
Official trailer of series 4 of Ripper Street, the BBC 2 series set in Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Courtesy: BBC
Firefighters in China's Guizhou Province have rescued a four-year-old boy whose head got stuck in a sofa accidentally. He had put his head in a hole in the couch while visiting a pedicure store with his parents in Tongren City. Video: REUTERS
Official trailer for ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ featuring Dublin actress Seána Kerslake. The film is directed by Darren Thornton and on general release from September 2nd. Courtesy: Element Pictures
A blustery storm and dramatic fireworks converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games.
Education editor Carl O'Brien gives his tips on how to approach the CAO.
A tearful Ryan Lochte has said sorry to his US swimming team-mates, his family and the people of Brazil for a “stupid mistake” at a Rio gas station that overshadowed the final week of the Olympic Games.
The week-long Galway Pride Festival reached its climax on Saturday, August 20th with its annual parade through Galway's city centre. Video: Joe O'Shaughnessy
At least 50 people were killed when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, August 21st, the local governor’s office said. Video: Reuters; Ruptly
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calls for African-American voters to support him at a campaign rally in Michigan, saying "You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs ... What the hell do you have to lose?"
New Zealand Rugby says a Sydney hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings to discuss tactics was bugged before their Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia. The listening device was reportedly planted inside a chair.
Fans in Kingston erupted in celebration for a third time on Friday, August 19th as Usain Bolt completed his brilliant Olympic career by leading Jamaica to gold in the 4x100 metres relay.
Thousands of rowdy fans gathered to watch Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz weight in ahead of their widely-anticipated UFC rematch in Las Vegas.
Garda were called to deal with a slithery surprise at around 1am on Thursday (11th) after Dublin resident, Diego Pastori, found the non-venomous snake in his bedroom. With the help of the guards (and a clothes hanger), the beast was captured.
The US Olympic Committee apologised for the behaviour of four of its athletes after Brazilian police presented strong evidence contradicting American swimmer Ryan Lochte’s allegations that he had been robbed at gunpoint.
A series of secret tunnels used by Michael Collins and other revolutionary leaders during the War of Independence to test-fire submachine guns will be opened to the public for the first time.
One of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman's sons was among a group of people abducted from a restaurant in the Mexican tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta. 29-year-old Alfredo, was among six people abducted by armed men.
In his first speech since a shake-up in his campaign this week, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump expresses regret for remarks that "may have caused personal pain" and slams the $400 million cash payment the U.S. made to Iran.
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has returned from the Rio Olympics has said he will appoint either a senior counsel or a member of the judiciary to lead an independent investigation into the Rio ticket controversy.
Census of the Heart – an online survey carried out at the same time as the national census – set out to measure the emotional temperature of the nation.
Tom Hennigan reports from Rio as Pat Hickey's condition in hospital puts a delay on any further action by Braziliian police. Meanwhile attentions turn to the US swimmers and their allegations of robbery.
In Finland, the Easymile EZ-10 electric mini-buses, capable of carrying up to 12 people, will roam the open roads of Helsinki’s southernly Hernesaari district in a month-long trial, negotiating traffic for the first time. Video: EasyMile
U.S. Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were prevented from boarding a flight home Wednesday so they could answer questions about a robbery that happened over the weekend. Video: Reuters
The world’s largest aircraft, the part plane, part helicopter, part Airlander 10, has made its debut flight in Britain. The 92m helium-filled airship was purchased by UK-based aviation company Hybrid Air Vehicles in 2013.
The UFC pre-fight news conference ahead of the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz had to be hastily abandoned after violence erupted, with objects begin thrown and police having to intervene to keep the two camps apart.
The child is reported to be five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, one of five children injured late on Wednesday by a military strike on the city of 300,000 - the site of the most decisive battle in the civil war.
Video: Aleppo Media Centre
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Mr Hickey was arrested at the luxury Hotel Windsor Marapendi where most of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates are staying during the games.
Students at Mount Temple Comprehensive in Clontarf, Dublin react after receiving their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday, August 17th.
Authorities in southern California ordered the evacuation of over 80,000 people on Tuesday (August 16), after a wildfire broke out in a mountain pass and rapidly engulfed 15,000 acres, an official said. Video: Reuters