The U.S. State Department says it is "sickened" by a video that purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, adding that the intelligence community is working to authenticate the video. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
A man in his early 70s was found shot dead where a fire had broken out in a farmhouse at Ballycormack, Bagnalstown, Co Carlow, several hours before another man was found hanged on adjoining land.
July 7 memorial vandalised on anniversary of bombings
The stainless steel columns of the memorial in Hyde Park, central London, were daubed with red and black slogans overnight with the messages "4Innocent Muslims" "Blair Lied Thousands Died" and "J7 Truth".
Banking regulators and an international law firm did not raise concerns over a deal to undo 2.4 billion euro (£1.99 billion) of secret trades in Anglo Irish Bank shares by Ireland's one-time richest man.