US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presents the Airman’s Medal to Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his role in disarming a gunman on a Paris-bound train during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

France train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed in Sacramento, California and is in stable condition, media reports said on Thursday. Mr(...)

European Union  data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Photograph: European Parliament

A ruling by Europe’s top court invalidating certain data transfers to the US is a “signal from the EU” that citizens’ data must be respected, the Euro(...)

Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal

German prosecutors raided Volkswagen’s headquarters and other offices on Thursday as part of their investigation into the carmaker’s rigging of diesel(...)

An Israeli Disaster Victim Identification team cleans up the scene where a stabbing attack took place in central Jerusalem, Israel, October 8th, 2015. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli troops have shot and killed an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver. The incidents occurred amid new Israeli-Palestinian violence(...)

Eirgrid, the semi-State company with responsibility for the national electrity grid, said reduced demand for power means it no longer needs to build a new overhead network or install underground cables between Cork and Kildare. File photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters

Eirgrid has abandoned plans to build a network of pylons from Cork to Kildare to boost electricity supplies across the State. The semi-State company w(...)

And injured man and boy in Dhamar province, Yemen, are treated in hospital following a rocket attack on a village. At least 25 people were killed in the strike which villagers said was probably carried out by Saudi-led coalition jets. Photograph: Reuters

Three brothers preparing to get married were killed in a rocket attack alongside at least 22 other people in southwest Yemen on Thursday, residents re(...)

US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson described as ’terrific’ by Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised after he suggested US president Barack Obama was not a ‘real black president’. In a tweet praising Republica(...)

Conor McGregor is due to take on Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title in Las Vegas in December. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Tony McGregor, the father of Conor McGregor, has said years of following the mixed martial arts fighter around small venues and GAA halls has started (...)

Cathriona White is to be buried in her native south Tipperary, on Saturday. Photograph: Splash News

Irish beauty therapist Cathriona White is to be buried in her native south Tipperary, on Saturday October 10th. The 30-year-old’s body was found in h(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“As of September 28th, 2015 at 01:52pm Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pic(...)