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Dublin: 17 °C Saturday 27 August, 2016

International - Thursday 18 August, 2016

A year after their Top Gear walkout, its former stars are having no trouble raising cash

Facebook and Hailo’s backers have invested in a new Clarkson-Hammond-May project.

Haunting footage shows stunned face of injured Syrian boy after airstrike Aleppo This post contains videos

Haunting footage shows stunned face of injured Syrian boy after airstrike

The boy was later discharged from hospital but five children are reported to have been killed overnight.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13 Liveblog

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 13

It’s a busy day, with Thomas Barr, Leona Maguire and Bryan Keane among the Irish in action.

From The42 Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio No Action

Two boxing judges in controversial Michael Conlan decision still in Rio

Earlier in the day amateur boxing’s world governing body said it had sent home an undisclosed number of officials.

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all you need to know this rainy Thursday morning.

Three killed, 120 injured in car bomb attack at Turkish police headquarters

The explosion happened in the garden of the four-storey building.

Olympic Council of Ireland will defend itself "to the hilt" - acting president

Former president Pat Hickey remains in a Rio hospital following his arrest by Brazilian police on touting charges yesterday.

'Very special': Explorers discover 200-year-old shipwreck in New York

The Washington sank in Lake Ontario during a storm in 1803.

Making headlines: How the world reacted to the arrest of Ireland's Pat Hickey

The country’s top Olympic official has been making worldwide news.

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

International - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Pat Hickey will spend night in Rio hospital as police arrest him over Olympic ticket scandal

Hickey is facing three charges and a possible seven years in jail.

From The42 UFC 202 press conference ends with bizarre skirmish as Diaz and team walk out UFC 202 This post contains videos

UFC 202 press conference ends with bizarre skirmish as Diaz and team walk out

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were speaking to the media tonight in Vegas ahead of Saturday’s rematch.

You'll never guess who the world's most powerful woman is*

*You probably will, to be honest.

Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea

Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.

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Special forces raids: Russia says four militants killed at apartment building

TV footage showed heavily-armed men in balaclavas cordoning off a multi-storey apartment block.

Pat Hickey stands down as Olympic Council of Ireland President after Rio arrest

The OCI says it is a temporary decision.

Trump hires head of a right-wing website in latest campaign reshuffle

Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman, has come under scrutiny for his links to the pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.

Son of notorious drug lord 'El Chapo' kidnapped in Mexican resort city

Gunmen in pickup trucks abducted six men in what is thought to be a settling of scores between rival drug cartels.

Tragedy in India as children killed in kite-flying accident

Glass is stuck to kite strings in order to cut down competitors’ kites – but fatally injured three people.

Australia to close controversial Manus Island asylum centre after court ruled it unconstitutional and illegal

Asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia by boat are either sent back to where they departed from or transferred to Nauru and Manus.

Poll: Has Michael Conlan's boxing defeat affected how you view the Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Michael Conlan's boxing defeat affected how you view the Olympics?

Conlan lost to Russian Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final in controversial circumstances after appearing to dominate the bout.

Trump defends both sides of the Black Lives Matter protests, says he 'will reject bigotry' as president

In a statement, he said he was behind the African-American community – but also defended the police force.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know about this morning.

More than 82,000 flee California fires as state of emergency declared

There are three separate wildfires currently raging through California.

From The42 'One of the greatest Irish performances' - Stunning Thomas Barr reaches 400m hurdles final Rio 2016

'One of the greatest Irish performances' - Stunning Thomas Barr reaches 400m hurdles final

The Waterford native finished first at the Rio Olympics and set a new national record in the process.

International - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The42 Ireland's Oliver Dingley earns PB in Olympics diving final having gone beyond expectations Report

Ireland's Oliver Dingley earns PB in Olympics diving final having gone beyond expectations

The 23-year-old diver impressed at the Rio Games this evening, and finished in eighth place.

Four people, including girl (9), killed in speedboat collision in Greece

Several more people were injured.

Johnny Depp to pay $7 million after finalising divorce from Amber Heard

Heard filed papers to withdraw her claims of abuse, dropping an application to extend a restraining order against the Oscar-nominated actor.

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Redemption for Annalise, Conlan outrage and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave it There So: Redemption for Annalise, Conlan outrage and all today's sport

Plus, Ireland’s Oliver Dingley makes history as he qualifies for the final of the men’s springboard.

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'We're devastated': Man dies after being attacked by dog in England

David Ellam was trying to protect his own Yorkshire Terrier.

Trump denies that the ousted former head of Fox News is prepping him for debates with Hillary

“They are longtime friends, but he has no formal or informal role in the campaign.”

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary found guilty of inciting support for ISIS

Legal restrictions were placed on the verdict being made public until now.

From The42 She's done it! Annalise Murphy claims silver in women's laser radial sailing Redemption In Rio

She's done it! Annalise Murphy claims silver in women's laser radial sailing

It was a memorable day for the 26-year-old Dubliner.

London woman loses life savings after being targeted by 'romance scammers'

Over the course of two years, she sent more than £65,000 (€75,000) to a man in Ghana.

Family of unarmed black man shot dead by NYPD awarded $4 million

Akai Gurley was killed by a police bullet that ricocheted off the wall.

From The42 'Amateur boxing stinks' - Michael Conlan fumes after hugely-controversial defeat in Rio Raw

'Amateur boxing stinks' - Michael Conlan fumes after hugely-controversial defeat in Rio

The Belfast fighter was absolutely mugged.

Elephant that travelled 1,700km from India to Bangladesh dies despite efforts to save him

The distressed animal was tranquillised three times in bids to transport him to a safari park.

A German pilot was stuck up a tree all night after a crash-landing

Rescuers were afraid moving him would cause the plane to dislodge and crash to the ground.

From The42 Daylight robbery as Michael Conlan denied Olympic medal by more farcical judging Rio 2016

Daylight robbery as Michael Conlan denied Olympic medal by more farcical judging

All three judges incredibly went for his Russian opponent in the first and third rounds.

Teenagers seriously injure man and attack bus with machete in Glasgow

Two males have been arrested in connection with the attack.