A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. Photograph: Reuters/Hani Amara

Libya has recovered 105 bodies after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea, saying that almost 100 more people were missing and fe(...)

A container with the bodies of migrants is unloaded from the Swedish coast guard ship “Poseidon” in Palermo on Wednesday following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Marcello Paternostro/Getty Images

A boat packed with migrants sank off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara on Thursday and officials said hundreds may have died. A security official in (...)

Migrants wait in Catania harbour in Italy after being rescued by the Italian coast guard on August 26th, 2015. Photograph: Dario Azzaro/AFP/Getty Images

A boat packed with migrants sank off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara on Thursday and officials have said hundreds might have died. A security offic(...)

An apparent screenshot from a video published by an Islamic State group  allegedly shows smoke billowing from the Baal Shamin temple in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State militants published photographs yesterday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra(...)

Spanish and Moroccan authorities have arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting fighters to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Above an Islamic State member waves a flag linked to the group in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters.

Spanish and Moroccan authorities have arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting fighters to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Spain’s interior mi(...)

French President François Hollande (centre) with Briton Chris Norman and Americans Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, to three Americans and a Briton who overpowered a(...)

French president Francois Hollande (left) awards US national guardsman Alek Skarlatos (centre) with the Legion of Honour medal for his role in disarminan armed attacker on train last week.Photograph:  Reuters 1:35

French president Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest honour, the Legion d’honneur, to three US citizens and a Briton who helped disar(...)

Mark English through to the semi-finals of the 800m in Beijing. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Things didn’t go entirely to plan for Mark English in the opening session of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, although after a slightly a(...)

Circle said it intends to select suitable partners with whom it can evaluate and develop  prospects on the permit

Circle Oil, the Cork-based oil and gas exploration company that is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market in London, has been given approval to r(...)

Benjamin Reynolds of North Down AC and Gerard O’Donnell of Carrick-on-Shannon AC on their marks before the race. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Last check-in call for the World Championships in Beijing and all the Irish athletes intending to travel appeared in Santry over the weekend in good s(...)