A former homeless man caught with a lock knife claimed he had it to kill rats while sleeping rough in Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A former homeless man caught with a lock knife on the streets of Belfast claimed he had it to kill rats while sleeping rough, a court heard today. De(...)

A Co Down teenager has been released on bail charged with having pipe bombs just over a year ago.At Newry Magistrates Court, Andrew Magee (19) spok(...)

Eamonn Magee celebrates his victory in the WBU Welterweight title fight against Jimmy Vincent in Cardiff in 2003. Photograph: John Gichigi/Getty Images

Former world boxing champion Eamonn Magee has been jailed for four months for assaulting a woman in a north Belfast flat.The judge told the 43-year-ol(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court.

A court in Northern Ireland erupted into wolf whistles and applause as a 29-year-old suspected dissident republican was remanded into custody charged (...)

Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addressing a news conference with his wife Janay in May. The Ravens announced today that they have terminated his contract after a video surfaced that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiance inside an elevator at an Atlantic City.

The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract on Monday after a graphic video emerged of him punching his former fiance, who is now(...)

Richard Haass: the caucus urged parties to re-enter discussions on his proposals on the contentious issues of parades, flags and the past

The Friends of Ireland caucus in the US Congress has expressed concern about fresh political divisions in the North, saying they risk undermining the(...)

Gerry Adams: told US politicians there was an opportunity between now and the marching season to deliver the proposals of former US diplomat Richard Haass

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams urged 11 members of the US Congress to press the British government to support the Haass proposals and fulfil the rem(...)

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to travel to the US to  brief political leaders and at the State Department on ‘the current concerns about the peace process’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will travel to Washington later this month for his first visit to the US since his arrest by police investigating the (...)

US president Barack Obama: disappointed at failure of all-party talks led by former US diplomat Richard Haass. Photograph: Alan Betson

“There’s also breaking news tonight from Northern Ireland, ” CBS News television anchor Scott Pelley told viewers last Wednesday night.“Politician Ger(...)

Members of the House of Representatives leave the US Capitol last night. The US Congress voted to halt the 16-day government shutdown and raise the US debt limit, ending the nation’s fiscal impasse. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Congress has passed a Senate-negotiated bill to end the government shutdown and raise the country’s borrowing limit, averting a potentially cat(...)