John McGuigan in action for  Glentoran. Photograph: Inpho

One of Northern Ireland’s most highly-rated young footballers must serve 220 hours community service for having quantities of ecstasy and cocaine, a j(...)

Thailand’s  legislature has passed a law that criminalises commercial surrogacy and prevents foreigners from seeking surrogacy services in the kingdom. File photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Thailand’s military-picked legislature has passed a law that criminalises commercial surrogacy and prevents foreigners from seeking surrogacy services(...)

Deposed Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra gives a traditional greeting as she leaves parliament after delivering a statement during the National Legislative Assembly meeting in Bangkok, on this January 22nd. Thailand’s attorney general filed charges against  Yingluck on Thursday. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Thailand’s attorney general filed charges against deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday, in a case that could result in a 10-year jai(...)

 Thomas Bjorn: “I’m feeling pretty happy with where I am, if perhaps not 100 per cent.” Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty

Ryder Cup star Thomas Bjorn is pleased to be out on the course again after a couple of weeks struggling to get out of bed with a bad back. The (...)

Brake failure is only affecting right-hand-drive Suzuki Celerios. A fix is still a couple of weeks away.

Questions are being raised about cost-cutting in the motor industry following a high-profile recall by Suzuki for possible brake failure on its Celeri(...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Women’s Forum in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw. Photograph: Jennifer Duggan 3:21

Snarling, beeping traffic jams are something new in Yangon. They are a headache for the city’s commuters but are also a sign of Burma’s progress. S(...)

Yingluck Shinawatra: during nearly three years in power, there was always a question of how much of a pawn she was of her brother, former prime minister Thaksin. Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images.

Yingluck Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister of Thailand who was deposed by a coup in May, said democracy in her country was dead after the milita(...)

Thai legislature has voted to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over an allegedly corrupt rice purchasing scheme. Photograph: Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thailand’s junta-appointed legislature impeached former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and banned her from politics for five years on Friday, w(...)

Former Spurs and Newcastle winger David Ginola has revealed he was paif €325,000 to stand for the Fifa presidency by bookmaker Paddy Power. (Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire)

David Ginola’s unlikely bid for the Fifa presidency suffered two major hitches on day one.The 47-year-old former Tottenham and Newcastle forward revea(...)