| 0.8°C Dublin

Dublin is losing its reputation

Dublin has ranked the 27th most reputable city in the world, while Vienna has emerged as the city with the best reputation.

The City RepTrakĀ® 2014, announced yesterday by The Reputations Agency and Reputation Institute (RI), ranks the world's 100 most reputable cities based on trust, esteem, admiration and respect.

Dublin dropped seven places from last year's rankings yet still came in ahead of cities such as Berlin, San Francisco and Madrid, but was behind London, Barcelona and Paris.

Teacher killed in toilet attack

An American school teacher has been stabbed to death in a toilet at a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi.

The suspect was wearing the traditional black robe, full-face veil and gloves commonly worn by local women throughout the Arab Gulf region, local police said.

A statement posted on the Abu Dhabi Interior Ministry's website said the American woman was 37 years old and a mother of 11-year-old twins. Her name has not been made public.

There's only one Kim Jong Un

In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un. A South Korean official said that Pyongyang forbids its people from using the same name as the absolute leader.

The measure appears meant to bolster a personality cult surrounding Kim, who took over after the death of his dictator father Kim Jong Il in late 2011. Seoul officials have said Pyongyang also banned the use of the names of Kim Jong Il and the country's founder, Kim Il Sung.

Blogger novel best-selling ever

YouTube blogger Zoella has become the fastest selling debut novelist since records began - outselling the likes of JK Rowling and Dan Brown.

Zoe Sugg's (24) novel Girl Online, about a teenage blogger and her relationship with an American musician, sold 78,109 copies in its first week.

It is the highest first-week sale since Nielsen BookScan began collecting data in 1998, according to The Bookseller. Sugg's has over six million subscribers on her YouTube channel.