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(...)

 French chief prosecutor Francois Molins (C) delivers a speech to the press following the terrorist attack that happened inside the high-speed Thalys train. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA.

A terror investigation has begun in France after authorities said the suspected attacker in a thwarted shooting on a train watched an Islamic video mi(...)

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(...)

‘The right to housing would help those who are facing homelessness now and would be a fundamental safeguard against the recurrence of this gravely unacceptable crisis.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The haunting story widely reported recently of the family with three children under the age of six found sleeping rough in Dublin has once again focus(...)

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(...)

Part of the burnt aircraft close to Seville’s airport in southern Spain. Photograph: EPA

A woman was seriously injured in an ultralight aircraft crash in Spain after she was forced to fly the plane – despite having no flight experience (...)

An undated photo  of  Ayoub El-Khazzani, who was overpowered by two US servicemen and other passengers  during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train on August 21st, 2015. File photograph: EPA

The man who boarded a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle before being tackled by passengers was on the radar of authorities (...)

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attends a news conference at the Interior ministry in Paris, France this afternoon. Photograph:Regis Duvignau/Reuters

A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France on Friday was known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, provided the ide(...)

Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library.

Dublin is the cheapest of 16 cities for tourists seeking cultural breaks, according to a report. The capital is cheaper than other popular cultural de(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

Kathleen Snavely February 16th, 1902 - July 6th, 2015 113 years, 140 days Kathleen Snavely (née Hayes) was born in Feakle, Co Clare. Her father was (...)