World champions Germany get kind qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup
World champions Germany get kind qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

World champions Germany avoided facing some of their strongest rivals when the draw for the European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was made on Saturday.

Nepal axes Indian physio Aijaz Bashir Ashai accused of sexually harassing masseuse

Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Friday terminated the contract of national team physio Aijaz Bashir Ashai after the Indian was accused of sexually assaulting a female masseuse in a Northern Ireland hotel where he and his team members were staying.

Belfast police attacked in loyalist parade violence

Northern Ireland`s police were pelted with bricks and bottles and used water cannon to disperse crowds as violence broke out at a traditional Orange Order parade in Belfast on Monday.

Northern Ireland miss chance to top Romania after goalless draw
Northern Ireland miss chance to top Romania after goalless draw

Northern Ireland were left lamenting their missed chances as they failed to leapfrog Romania at the top of their qualifying group for next year`s European Championships after a 0-0 draw at Belfast`s Windsor Park on Saturday.

Northern Ireland terror attack gun found in London museum

An assault rifle displayed at London`s Imperial War Museum has been removed after it emerged that it was linked to a terror attack in Northern Ireland in 1992, the police ombudsman said on Friday.

Rory McIlroy puts charity in charge at Irish Open
Rory McIlroy puts charity in charge at Irish Open

World number one Rory McIlroy says he will enjoy his role as tournament host but also wants to correct his form at this week`s Irish Open at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.

N.Ireland First Minister Robinson hospitalised

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson was admitted to hospital on Monday, according to a party spokesman, for tests on a suspected heart condition.

Baker found guilty in North Ireland `gay cake` case

A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland was on Tuesday found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake advocating gay marriage in a landmark legal case brought by local authorities.

North Ireland's DUP secures 8 seats, eyes UK balance of power

Northern Ireland`s Democratic Unionist Party retained eight seats in Britain`s parliament on Friday and said they would consider supporting a minority Conservative government in exchange for a package of financial and political concessions. 

Two million register to vote in Britain

 More than two million people have registered to vote in the last month in Britain`s tightly-contested general election, official figures showed, with the window closing at midnight (2300 GMT) Monday.

Two million register to vote in Britain

 More than two million people have registered to vote in the last month in Britain`s tightly-contested general election, official figures showed, with the window closing at midnight (2300 GMT) Monday.

Police deal with four security alerts in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland were dealing with four separate security alerts on Thursday, including an explosion under a car in the capital Belfast, but no one was injured and it was unclear if the incidents were linked to political violence.

Queen says fixing division in Scotland 'will take time'

Healing differences in Scotland after a divisive referendum that came close to splitting the United Kingdom this year will take time, Queen Elizabeth II said in her annual Christmas broadcast on Thursday.

Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad
Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad

Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month, the country`s football federation (FRF) said.

Graeme McDowell believes US' fallout in Ryder Cup will ensure 'fairly epic' tournament in 2016
Graeme McDowell believes US' fallout in Ryder Cup will ensure 'fairly epic' tournament in 2016

Northern Ireland golfer Graeme McDowell has predicted that the bitter fall-out from the United States ' Ryder Cup loss to Europe would make the 2016 tournament an even more gripping contest.

Northern Ireland stun Greece as historic Euro bid gathers momentum
Northern Ireland stun Greece as historic Euro bid gathers momentum

Northern Ireland’s fairytale start to Euro 2016 qualifying continued in sensational style on Tuesday as Michael O`Neill`s side stunned former champions Greece 2-0 at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Athens.

Britain, Ireland call talks to break N Ireland deadlock

Britain and Ireland are to revive talks between nationalist and unionist parties in Northern Ireland to resolve a standoff that has at times threatened to topple the power-sharing administration.

FA chief backs video replays for referees
FA chief backs video replays for referees

Video replays to help football referees in key decision-making moments such as awarding penalties received the backing of England`s Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday.

Let the best stay but get rid of mediocre foreigners: FA chief
Let the best stay but get rid of mediocre foreigners: FA chief

Greg Dyke, chairman of England`s Football Association, has called for mediocre foreign players to be prevented from playing in English leagues at the detriment to local players.

Lafferty late show earns Northern Ireland shock win in Hungary
Lafferty late show earns Northern Ireland shock win in Hungary

Kyle Lafferty`s late goal gave Northern Ireland their first competitive away win since 2010 on Sunday as they scored twice in the final 10 minutes to beat Hungary 2-1 in their opening Euro 2016 Group F qualifier.