Clinton getting tough on Syria
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has blasted Russia and China's opposition to UN Security Council action on Syria, calling it "despicable".
Mrs Clinton said she was willing to go back to the UN as often as needed, but added: "We need to change the attitude of the Russian and Chinese governments."
She spoke at an international conference in Tunisia aimed at persuading Syrian president Bashar Assad into accepting demands for a democratic transition.
Mrs Clinton added: "There are people around Assad who are beginning to hedge their bets -- they didn't sign up to slaughter people."
Man (70) saved after gulley fall
Dublin Coast Guard helicopter was called in last night to rescue a 70-year-old man who had fallen 75ft into a gulley in the Mourne Mountains.
A winchman from the rescue team was lowered into the gulley to stabilise the man, who had head injuries and a broken leg.
He was lifted out in a basket stretcher and taken to hospital.
Murray takes Broughan role
PRESENTER Cathal Murray has been lined up to host a new weekend show on RTE Radio 1.
The new weekend music and entertainment programme The Weekend On One With Cathal Murray had its maiden airing this morning.
Murray had been filling in since former presenter, Donal Broughan, died in December 2011. Ann-Marie Power, editor of music and entertainment for RTE Radio 1 said: "Donal's legacy is in very safe hands,"
Artist's row on Obama image
AN artist who created an iconic portrait of Barack Obama has admitting to lying about the photo he used to create his artwork.
Shepard Fairey became an international celebrity after he created the red, white and blue Obama "Hope" poster, which became the iconic image of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
He admitted to a New York court that he deleted records that showed the origination of the image. Associated Press claims it was based on one of their photographs, in a court case.