Kincora Boys’ Home, where several children were sexually abused between the late 1950s and 1980s. Photograph: Pacemaker

Calls have been made for an investigation into a report that a Belfast doctor was allowed to continue working with children at a Belfast hospital desp(...)

Dash-cam footage shows an apparent meteor in the skies above Scotland. Photograph: Youtube/Northsound1

A suspected meteor shower triggered calls to police from people claiming their homes shook. The spectacle on Monday evening was witnessed across Sc(...)

State agents appear to have played a part in the bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993 in which nine people died. Photograph: Pacemaker.

The question arising from this week’s allegations in the Irish News of the extent of British security service involvement in IRA killings is: What was(...)

Lord Justice Weir: “Why would someone with nothing to hide have any reluctance to speak to a police officer?”

Army witnesses who could help an inquest into a suspected SAS shoot-to-kill in the grounds of a Co Derry hospital are unwilling to make statements, la(...)

Vehicles on fire outside the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during a siege by Islamist gunmen. Photograph: Reuters

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al-Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed two dozen (...)

Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan. Photograph: Twitter

A Sinn Féin MLA is to pay libel damages to an Ulster Unionist MP for falsely suggesting he had harassed and shot people, the High Court in Belfast hea(...)

The  Omagh bombing: “Sceptics may doubt whether paramilitary groups will step up, but no one knows where a dynamic process will lead.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

As usual this Christmas, there were private tears and empty chairs at festive tables. Grief permeates like a dull poison down the generations. Bereav(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron  and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov (left) visit Bulgaria’s border with Turkey near the Lesovo crossing point, where they saw the enhanced efforts to secure the European Union’s external frontiers, on Friday.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron’s claim that 70,000 Syrian rebels are ready to fight Islamic State has come under renewed scrutiny following repo(...)

A  Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets returning to RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus after their first mission since the parliamentary vote to undertake air strikes in Syria. Photograph:  Emily Burns/EPA/Royal Air Force

Britain joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday, but Russian president Vladimir Putin issued bitter new denunciations of (...)

“It is in Syria, in Raqqa, that [IS] has its headquarters and it is from Raqqa that some of the main threats against this country are planned and orchestrated,” Britain’s prime minister David Cameron said. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron has pledged to make the case for RAF air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria in the wake of the P(...)