Image supplied by the Irish Naval Service of  the detained yacht with up to €100 million worth of cocaine, off the south west coast of Ireland with LE Niamh. Photograph: Provision

The Naval Service, Customs and the Garda have foiled a major drug smuggling operation when they detained a yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocai(...)

An ambulance arrives with a patient to the emergency entrance of Malaga’s Materno Infantil hospital. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King has left hospital in Spain and is believed to be on his way to the Czech Republic for specialist proton (...)

 Undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police of Ashya King who was found in southern Spain yesterday. Photograph: Hampshire Police/PA

The grandmother of a five-year-old brain cancer patient whose parents took him out of hospital without doctors’ consent has criticised police for arre(...)

The testing of unconscious drivers involved in crashes for the presence of alcohol and drugs and the introduction of roadside impairment tests are du(...)

Gerry Conlon after his release from the Old Bailey, London, October 1989.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was urged by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in G(...)

 Peter Hain: said letters to on the runs  were a crucial part of the jigsaw that led Sinn Féin to support policing in 2007. File Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Peter Hain was told in 2006 John Downey was wanted for the 1982 Hyde Park bombing — even though the Donegal(...)

Soldiers patrol outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi today after Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport last night.  Photograph: Athar Hussain/Reuters 0:54

Militants stormed Pakistan’s biggest airport last night and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-pr(...)

Members of the Portuguese police arrive to guard an area in Praia da Luz where the search for British girl Madeleine McCann resumed yesterday. Photograph:  Carlos Vidigal/Reuters. 1:06

British police have started searching an area of scrubland close to where Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal seven years ago.Officers are thoug(...)

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris hand in hand with his wife Alwen, daughter Bindi and niece Jenny (left),leave Southwark Crown Court, London after the first day of his trial where he denies 12 counts of indecent assault between 1968 and 1986. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, a TV family favourite in his homeland and Britain for more than 50 years, is a “Jekyll and Hyde” figure who groped(...)

DJ Tony Blackburn said he heard rumours about Jimmy Savile (above)  when he was alive, but “unless you see somebody doing something wrong, you can’t report him”. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Veteran BBC broadcaster Tony Blackburn has described Jimmy Savile as a “weird” man who was disliked before the revelations after his death that(...)