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In this photo escape artist Anthony Martin falls while handcuffed and locked inside a box after being dropped from an airplane. Image: Youtube

A US escape artist has parachuted safely to the ground after freeing himself from handcuffs and a locked coffin while it was falling at 209km/h from 4(...)

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley (above) quashed the board’s decision to appoint a new principal

A Co Wicklow primary school principal has won a court challenge against her demotion. Nora Kelly, principal of St Joseph’s National School in Valleymo(...)

Local residents demonstrating with a banner saying “urban enforcers [chengguan] killed people” in Linwu county, central China’s Hunan province, last month. Chinese urban enforcers were reported to have beaten to death a roadside fruit seller in a dispute - reports that seem to have been something of an exaggeration. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

A protest in a central Chinese city over claims municipal officials had beaten a street hawker to death went wrong when the man playing dead (...)

A  Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint in a street leading to the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. The US military evacuated non-essential US government personnel from Yemen yesterday, due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaeda. Photograph: Hani Mohammed

Yemeni security forces have been put on high alert amid warnings of an imminent attack by al-Qaeda in Sana’a, as the US and Britain withdrew embassy(...)

Yahoo Ireland has recorded pre-tax profits of almost €3.4 million for 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark HilliardYahoo Ireland has recorded pre-tax profits of almost €3.4 million for 2012, according to newly published financial results. Gross profits(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan: will be heavily involved in presenting the legislation and responding to queries

Last Thursday morning, heavy stationery boxes from Áras an Uachtaráin were hand-delivered to about 25 addresses around Ireland. Each box contained a(...)

Another great innings from opening bat Clare Shillington helped Ireland make it two from two in their ICC Women’s World Twenty20 qualifier this mornin(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm will not know whether he can walk away from his debts until well into next year after his US bankr(...)

A file photograph of property developer Seán Dunne. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Ulster Bank is pushing ahead with bankruptcy proceedings in Ireland against developer Seán Dunne over his failure to satisfy a €164 million judgment.T(...)

A protester blocks an Expo Line train following the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  Jason Redmond/Reuters.

A Florida jury has acquitted George Zimmerman for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, setting free a man who had become a po(...)

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