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The MSC Magnifica. Xiang Lei Li went missing while travelling on the vessel last month.

The body of an Asian woman, which was found in a suitcase in Rimini Harbour on Italy’s Adriatic coast on Saturday, is unlikely to be that of Dublin-ba(...)

 Kitty Rogan, who celebrated her 104th birthday in July, pictured at home in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Kitty Rogan will get up this morning at 7.50 as usual, make her porridge and take a shower. Usually, she walks to morning Mass in Dalkey with the help(...)

 The first train comes out of the Gotthard rail tunnel’s north portal, on the opening day of the  longest tunnel in the world, in Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Switzerland opened the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps on Wednesday in an engineering marvel hailed as a symbol (...)

Liverpool will try and sell Mario Balotelli – who is currently on loan at AC Milan – to a Chinese Super League club. Photograph: Getty.

Liverpool are hoping for financial windfalls from south-east Asia after holding talks over a main stand naming rights deal and with Mario Balotelli t(...)

A file image showing members of the German Navy watching the radar in the operations room of the frigate ‘Bayern’ in port at Limassol.  There is currently no comprehensive system to track shipments and cargos through EU ports and along its approximately 70,000km of coastline. Photograph: Getty

As Europe’s politicians struggle to control a deepening migrant crisis and staunch the rising threat of Islamist terrorism on their borders, little at(...)

Frank Sinatra with his mother Natalie “Dolly” Sinatra in 1976. “Dolly was a doughty campaigner for women’s rights. She was an open advocate of the right to choose and, free of charge, helped organise illegal abortions for women in desperate straits.”

A hundred years ago this Saturday, on the kitchen table of a two-room apartment in a tenement building in Hoboken, New Jersey, Dolly Sinatra gave birt(...)

A policeman stops a car at the German-Austrian border near Mittenwald, southern Germany. Germany temporarily reinstalled controls on Schengen borders with its neighbours ahead of the G7 summit. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

It is 40 years since Edward Fox, the villainous hero of the film The Day of the Jackal, smuggled his gun across the Italian-French border at Ventimigl(...)

It is also hoped the arrival of large cruise ships will attract significant additional footfall in the town from residents; this is estimated at one Irish visitor per passenger. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A planning application for a “next generation” cruise ship berth at Dún Laoghaire harbour will be filed this month in a move expected to bring about 4(...)

Hostages run for cover as armed men stand guard at Tunisia’s national museum in Tunis March 18th, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Tunisia TV handout

Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested nine people after 20 foreign tourists were shot dead at a museum in the capital in(...)

 Samuel Eto’o in action for Everton against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.  He had been in and out of the side as Roberto Martinez’s team struggled for form. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty s

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.The 33-year-old striker joined the Toffees on a free(...)

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