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Dublin: 2 °C Friday 30 January, 2015

International - Today’s News

Trial begins of man accused of kidnapping and killing this boy in 1979

The situation was one of America’s most famous missing person’s cases.

Russian nuclear airplanes flew past the west coast of Ireland

The planes did not enter Irish airspace but were in an area the Irish Aviation Authority has control over.

From Business ETC Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly? Up In The Air

Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly?

Here’s everything we know about the possible sale so far…

From Business ETC Google has explained why it pulled the plug (for now) on Google Glass Turn Off And On Again

Google has explained why it pulled the plug (for now) on Google Glass

The company held its earnings call last night, where it failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the fifth quarter in a row.

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of…

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.

‘Prime Evil’ apartheid-era murderer given parole

Eugene De Kock was sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years in prison for his activities as head of the infamous Vlakplaas police death squad.

Suge Knight ‘person of interest’ after man killed in hit-and-run

The co-founder of Death Row Records ran over two bystanders as he tried to flee a fight on a film set in Compton, according to his attorney.

IS group claims its fighters were behind attacks that killed 26 people

Targets included an army base, a hotel, a police club and several checkpoints in Sinai.

Two babies and a nurse killed after gas truck blows up outside children’s hospital

There were at least nine more babies on the injured list.

International - Yesterday’s News

Malaysia declares all on board MH370 dead, angering relatives

Authorities earlier declared the flight to have been an accident.

From The42 Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players? Analysis

Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players?

With little hope emanating from the January transfer window, what’s next for Ireland’s coterie of top-flight misfits?

Armed man demands airtime on Dutch TV before being overpowered

The man claimed to be from a “hackers collective”.

From The42 We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport

Also, Ireland’s Glenn Whelan signs a new contract and Man United threaten season ticket holders with bans.

Greek approach “precisely what this government did”, says Tánaiste

The Tánaiste has welcomed Greece’s move to “renegotiate rather than repudiate”.

From Business ETC Samsung versus Apple: things are getting tight Tight Margins

Samsung versus Apple: things are getting tight

The popularity of the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s drop in profit has resulted in a tie.

Jordan demanding proof pilot is still alive before handing over female jihadist

The bargaining is taking place in public between Jordan and ISIS.

The PSNI are set to miss the Paddy’s Day parade in New York

The six-counties police force has pulled out of the showpiece parade in Manhattan on March 17

From The Daily Edge ‘Dead’ man shocks family by coming back to life at funeral, crying Surprise Surprise

‘Dead’ man shocks family by coming back to life at funeral, crying

You’d cry too if your family were about to bury you alive.

Judge rules that emojis are important evidence

The defence in a case relating to a website that facilitated the sale of weapons and drugs argued that emoticons and online grammar can distort a person’s meaning and should be taken into consideration.

The cave where western humans got it on for the first time…

Scientists seems to think they’ve found the place.

From Business ETC The CEO of McDonald’s has resigned after coming under severe pressure Lovin' It

The CEO of McDonald’s has resigned after coming under severe pressure

Shares jumped after he stepped down. Ouch.

From Business ETC Tired of Facebook videos? Too bad Let It Grow

Tired of Facebook videos? Too bad

While it was another positive earnings report for Facebook, its intentions for video and other services have become a little clearer.

Women-only subways are being considered in China

It comes after pink parking spaces – 30 centimeters wider then usual – were introduced for the alleged struggles women have parking in narrow spaces.

After 327 days, Malaysia says MH370 disappearance was an accident

The announcement was made this morning to the dismay of victims’ families.

Police bullets killed Sydney siege hostage Katrina Dawson

The inquest into December’s café siege has heard that the mum of three was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bullets.

International - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From Business ETC Facebook now has 1.39bn active users (and it’s rolling in cash) Billions

Facebook now has 1.39bn active users (and it’s rolling in cash)

The social media company’s profits have beaten expectations.

Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

10 Spanish priests charged in child sex abuse case after Pope steps in

The case regards allegations made by a former altar boy.

Would it work here? – Greece moves to axe austerity

Syriza has been quick off the mark in increasing the minimum wage and reversing the privatisation of State resources.

From Business ETC How Apple just had its biggest few months EVER Ch-ching

How Apple just had its biggest few months EVER

Amazingly, a €15 billion profit wasn’t the only point of interest from Apple’s most successful quarter.

From The42 Convicted rapist Ched Evans reveals ‘fresh evidence’ submitted to Review Commission Ched Evans

Convicted rapist Ched Evans reveals ‘fresh evidence’ submitted to Review Commission

Former Sheffield United striker says on his website that be believes the information strengthens his case.

Gay politician warns opponents she will reveal their affairs if they use “family values” in marriage debate

“I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs.”

Integration tests are ok, says EU

This came in relation to a case in the Netherlands involving a New Zealand and a United States national.

From The42 Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

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From Business ETC Would you eat a wonky carrot? Misshapen Identity

Would you eat a wonky carrot?

British-supermarket chain Asda is encouraging their customers to get beyond the appearance of fruit and veg.

From The42 Portuguese legend Luis Figo set to run for FIFA presidency Development

Portuguese legend Luis Figo set to run for FIFA presidency

The former Real Madrid star joins other candidates including David Ginola and Jerome Champagne.

Heartbreaking final broadcast as news anchor tells viewers of his fatal condition

In an emotional goodbye the news anchor informs viewers he is suffering from ALS.

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history Space Exploration This post contains images

These 7 days are historically the deadliest in NASA history

On this day in 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch.

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