In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Media reports claim a Samsung Note 7 device caught fire on a Southwest Airlines plane that was about to take off from Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Jannis Mattar/EPA

A replacement model of the fire-prone Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a US plane on Wednesday, the family that owns it said, prompting (...)

Recall in the US affects 29 million chests of drawers sold, according to US Consumer Product Safety Commission head Elliot Kaye. FIle photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Furniture giant Ikea has said it will not recall its Malm chest of drawers in the Republic, despite doing so in North America after three children wer(...)