Youtube says  it is unable to catch all terror-related content. Above,  member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. REUTERS/Stringer

The sheer volume of content regularly uploaded to YouTube makes it tough for the video-sharing website to catch all terror-related content, a senior o(...)

Safi Yousef, father of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, reads a statement released by Islamic State (IS) during a demonstration to demand the Jordanian government negotiate with IS for the pilot’s release. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State (IS) militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also held by the (...)

A Google employee demonstrates playing a video on a phone and transferring it to a television using Google Chromecast: the device offers a cheap way to get internet on to your HDTV, bringing online video and music to the living room at about a third of the price of Apple TV. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A decade ago, the idea that tech firms like Apple and Google would be competing for the same customers would have seemed unlikely. But that’s exactly (...)

President  Michael D Higgins was heckled during a school visit in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who called President Michael D Higgins a “midget parasite” during an anti-water charges demonstration last week has made a qualified apology. Mr(...)

President Michael D Higgins was verbally abused by anti-water protesters as he visited a school in Finglas last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

President Michael D Higgins was called a “midget parasite”, a “sell-out” and a “traitor” by anti-water protesters after he visited a school in Dublin (...)

‘He’s alone on the stage – always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies f(...)

China is upgrading its internet system to block virtual private networks, which allow full internet access and override China’s online censorship. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

One of the unfortunate realities of living in China is the need for a virtual private network (VPN) to get round the controls known as “the great f(...)

Protesters holding placards  during a demonstration in front of the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo.  Some  200 people took part in the demonstration that saw the participants not only protesting against the relocation of a US military base to Henoko in the Okinawa prefecture, but also rallying in support of Kenji Goto, the remaining Japanese captive held by Islamic State militants. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants “outrageous” and again demanded the group r(...)

Supporters with Greek flags wait to hear Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras address an election rally at an indoor stadium in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.

The prospect of the anti-austerity Syriza party winning Sunday’s general election poses a grave threat to Greece’s economic prospects, its place in E(...)

The maker of the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda franchises has reported losses in two of the last four quarters, as movies such as Rise of the Guardians fell shy of expectations.

DreamWorks will cut about 500 jobs, more than a fifth of its workforce, and produce one fewer movie a year as part of a major restructuring after a s(...)