The bodies of seven women have been found in Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman and led investigators to at least three other bodies, authorities said.


Violence jeopardises release of girls

A wave of violence hours after Nigeria’s government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubts yesterday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will be released, deflating the hopes of their parents.


‘God’ unafraid of new things’

Pope Francis has beatified Pope Paul VI and declared that God is not afraid of new things as he concluded a remarkable meeting of bishops on family issues.

The cruise ship Carnival Magic passes near Cozumel, Mexico, recently. Picture: AP

Cruise ship goes back to port with ‘ebola’ woman

A US cruise ship carrying a healthcare worker who is being monitored for signs of ebola has returned to port in Texas.


Brad Pitt: Role as officer made me a better father

Brad Pitt has said playing a US army officer in new movie Fury has helped him to be a "better father". This story is enriched with multi-media content


Plans to quadruple jail term for cyber trolls

Internet trolls will face up to two years in jail under tough laws proposed by Britain’s justice secretary Chris Grayling.


Children can raise risk of mother’s rheumatoid arthritis

A woman’s children can increase her risk of rheumatoid arthritis, research suggests.


No plan to reduce parking charges at Kerry hospital

Despite calls from local politicians and the public, the HSE has no plans to reduce parking charges at Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.


Quirky World... Cutting punishment for failure to mow lawn

USA: A woman has spent a night in jail — because she did not mow her lawn.