The top stories this Wednesday evening...
South African President Jacob Zuma has announced his resignation with 'immediate effect'.
It came as the country's governing African National Congress (ANC) prepared to table a motion of no-confidence in Mr Zuma tomorrow.
Addressing the nation this evening, he said: "I've served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability. I am forever grateful that they trusted me with their highest office in the land."
A local official has said there are 'numerous fatalities' after a shooting at a high school in south Florida.
A suspected shooter has been taken into custody.
They later confirmed at least 14 people had been taken to hospital, although there was no immediate confirmation on the number of fatalities.
The State has won its appeal against a High Court decision declaring a number of buildings in the Moore Street area of Dublin a national monument.
The declaration, protecting the buildings in the area, was included in a lengthy ruling in March 2016 from Judge Max Barrett.
He said the buildings were a 1916 Rising battlefield site that comprised a national monument.
Talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland have broken down.
It was confirmed by DUP leader Arlene Foster, who said this afternoon that discussions with Sinn Féin had been "unsuccessful".
Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Féin's leader in the North, insisted her party "had a way forward on all the issues", and blamed DUP leadership for failing to close on a deal.
The jury in Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rape trial has heard from the taxi driver who took the complainant home after the alleged attack.
The Ireland and Ulster rugby teammates deny raping the then 19-year-old student at Jackson’s home in Belfast in June 2016.