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Yesterday’s News

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Tuesday 16 August, 2016

A German pilot was stuck up a tree all night after a crash-landing

Rescuers were afraid moving him would cause the plane to dislodge and crash to the ground.

From Business ETC Google has launched a new video-chat app to take on Skype Software

Google has launched a new video-chat app to take on Skype

The software giant will compete with similar services from all its major rivals.

Monday 15 August, 2016

Armed men abduct up to 16 people from popular tourist destination in Mexico

The group was taken from an upscale restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

Person shot during Milwaukee protest against police violence

Officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured person and rushed them to hospital.

State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands

Over 20,000 people and hundreds of pets have been rescued from the floods so far.

Sunday 14 August, 2016

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up

A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.

Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that

The Founding Fathers of the US were apprehensive about the power of the unchecked popular vote.

Saturday 13 August, 2016

Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, dies aged 83

Baker played the robot in the original Star Wars movie in 1977 and in the five following movies.

Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city

Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.

Friday 12 August, 2016

A 400-year-old Greenland shark has been found to be the world's oldest vertebrate

The shark was probably born sometime between 1500 and 1740 with the most likely birth year 1620.

Police officer shot and killed after becoming lost near Rio slum

A group of Brazilian’s national forces were sprayed with bullets when they took a wrong turn.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post

Huffington is stepping down to focus on a new health start-up.

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Dramatic footage shows man who climbed Trump Tower being hauled in window

Officers had smashed windows and broken through ventilation ducts to try to block his progress.

Canadian police kill 'terror suspect' who was allegedly planning suicide attack

The man, in his mid-20s, was under a court order not to associate with Islamic State.

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster

The oft-cited odds of catching one are one in two million.

US serial killer "The Grim Sleeper" faces death penalty

“He is a psychopathic, sadistic serial killer who takes joy in inflicting pain on women and killing them.”

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Ed Sheeran is being sued for allegedly ripping-off an absolute soul classic

The British singer is now facing two lawsuits.

Six-year-old girl critically injured in Ferris wheel accident in US

The accident left the girl with a traumatic brain injury.

Librarian in her 70s shot dead in police seminar on how to use a gun

Mary Knowlton was participating in a role-playing exercise when an officer mistakenly shot her.

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

From Business ETC Disney takes a billion-dollar bet on streaming Media And Arts

Disney takes a billion-dollar bet on streaming

But films remain the standout performer the US media giant.

"Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination

Trump has faced widespread condemnation for the comments.

Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Delta flights delayed for a second day as computer problems continue

The Dublin to New York flights were delayed over an hour and three hours and a flight bound for Atlanta was delayed by five.

British man who lost his hands and feet 17 years ago climbs Matterhorn

Jamie Andrew is believed to be the first quadruple amputee to conquer the Swiss mountain.

Two children and their teenage babysitter drown in Colorado swimming pool

The three female minors were aged three, five and seventeen.

Trump suggests that Hillary's leaked emails may be linked to killing of Iranian scientist

The Republican presidential nominee sent a tweet yesterday referencing the disappearance of missing scientist Shahram Amiri.

Monday 8 August, 2016

Man charged after 24 concert-goers became sick eating drug-laced sweets at Ohio festival

Authorities say all those sickened are expected to recover.

Trump announces changes to tax plan as protesters are removed from venue

He said that no business should pay more than 15% of income in taxes.

Young man shot dead while playing Pokemon Go at San Francisco tourist attraction

The 20-year-old and his friend had noticed someone watching them from the top of a hill.

10-year-old boy dies on world's tallest water slide

The child died on a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top.

Saturday 6 August, 2016

Teen accused of killing American tourist in London knife rampage appears in court

Zakaria Bulhan of London is accused of slaying a retired American teacher, 64-year-old Darlene Horton, on Wednesday.

Five members of "Pink Panther" gang who stole €330 million in jewels arrested

Police say it took the thieves less than a minute to rob a store of jewels worth €400,000.

Friday 5 August, 2016

Cargo plane overshoots runway and skids into road at Milan airport

No one was injured, according to officials.

From Business ETC Amazon has grown so huge it's launching its own 'Prime Air' planes Retail

Amazon has grown so huge it's launching its own 'Prime Air' planes

The e-commerce giant is planning a fleet of 40 aircraft to distribute its goods.

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man

The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.

Thursday 4 August, 2016

Emirates plane may have attempted go-around before crash

Four Irish passengers were on board the plane when it crashed.

Bear hitches a ride atop a rubbish truck in New Mexico

The truck driver didn’t notice the bear straight away, and travelled at least five miles with the animal.

From Business ETC Nike is giving up on golf gear to sell more shoes and clothes Sport

Nike is giving up on golf gear to sell more shoes and clothes

The announcement leaves deals with high-profile players like Rory McIlroy in limbo.

Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Do you floss? You might be wasting your time

The global market for floss is worth around $2 billion (€1.79 billion).