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International - Today’s News

Classic game Tetris is to be made into a film

We’re looking forward to the character development already.

From Business ETC Tesco will be put under the microscope for its €320m blunder Please Explain

Tesco will be put under the microscope for its €320m blunder

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority wants to have a long, hard look at the supermarket giant’s books.

Mount Ontake volcano death toll reaches 48

The Japanese volcano erupted at the weekend.

Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates

‘Not enough progress has been made,’ researchers say.

Body found during river search for missing teenager Alice Gross

The 14 year old was reported missing more than a month ago.

International - Yesterday’s News

Hong Kong protesters: “Nothing can stop us”

Heavy rain didn’t stop the determined protesters.

First case of Ebola diagnosed in United States

The man became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas.

From The Score Matic header seals happy return to Lisbon for Mourinho Winning Away

Matic header seals happy return to Lisbon for Mourinho

Meanwhile, Nani had a bit of a nightmare.

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

From Business ETC Microsoft decides to skip 9 and instead unveils Windows 10 Cause 7 8 9

Microsoft decides to skip 9 and instead unveils Windows 10

The new version will work on all platforms including desktop, tablet, smartphone and Xbox, and combines elements from Windows 7 and 8.

Radio DJ Neil Fox arrested over alleged sexual assaults

Two separate allegations of historical sexual assault have been made by two women.

From Business ETC eBay and PayPal are consciously uncoupling Splitsville

eBay and PayPal are consciously uncoupling

The online marketplace and payments giant are better apart say their shareholder.

From Business ETC Here’s what we know about the EU’s claim that Ireland gave illegal State aid to Apple Sweetheart Deal

Here’s what we know about the EU’s claim that Ireland gave illegal State aid to Apple

They say that Apple was given an advantage over competitors.

From Business ETC The Germans are going nuts for Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way Das Ist Gut

The Germans are going nuts for Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way

Tourism operators report their best summer since the Celtic Tiger years.

From Business ETC Netflix is going to be releasing its first original movie next year… At The Movies

Netflix is going to be releasing its first original movie next year…

And it’s a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Poll: Was this Tory MP right to resign after a ‘sexting’ sting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was this Tory MP right to resign after a ‘sexting’ sting?

He stepped down after sending explicit photos to a journalist – but other MPs claim it was entrapment.

Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday

China has condemned the protests as “illegal” but Hong Kong’s leadership has denied speculation that Beijing would send in the army.

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

From Business ETC We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby Left Out

We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby

They’re among the groups under-represented in business which could be targeted in a national policy for entrepreneurs.

International - Monday 29 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Apple tax deals, the inquest into Dhara Kivlehan’s death and homelessness in Ireland.

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student

Luka Rocco Magnotta had fled to Europe after the killing, and was recognised in a Berlin internet café.

Britain considers women-only train carriages to tackle sexual assaults No Boys Allowed This post contains a poll

Britain considers women-only train carriages to tackle sexual assaults

Minister Claire Perry said today she was “absolutely determined” to do whatever it took to increase safety and reverse an increase in assaults.

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

Flanagan: ‘The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness’

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

From The Daily Edge Sopranos actor discovers long-lost artwork worth millions Art Attack

Sopranos actor discovers long-lost artwork worth millions

He paid $140,000 at auction for the painting, which turned out to be by Italian artist Guercino. Handy.

From The Daily Edge Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi Terms And Conditions Apply

Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi

It was part of an experiment into the dangers of public WiFi use.

Who is protesting in Hong Kong and why?

Here’s six things you need to know.

Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape British MP

Peter Nunn threatened Stella Creasy over her support for a campaign to put author Jane Austen on the £10 note.

People are trying to smuggle hundreds of iPhone 6s into China

Some Apple fans don’t want to wait for the new device.

Man hands himself over to police after €80m cocaine seizure in Cork

A 29-year-old from Leeds handed himself in last night.

From Business ETC Aldi scores massive sales boost as supermarkets declare all-out ad war Trolleys At 10 Paces

Aldi scores massive sales boost as supermarkets declare all-out ad war

The German discount chain nearly doubled its advertising spend on the way to record turnover.

Spain wants Catalonia’s independence vote declared illegal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will defend the country’s “sovereignty”.

From Business ETC Facebook ads are going to follow people around the web with Atlas launch Expansion

Facebook ads are going to follow people around the web with Atlas launch

The launch of Atlas, its new ad platform, will allow advertisers to target demographics on desktop, mobile and other sites, but the company says that users’ identities will remain anonymous.

Tory MP claims entrapment over Sunday Mirror sexting sting

Mark Pritchard claims he was contacted by the paper for the story which took down a UK Minister.

Monster truck crashes into crowd killing two people

The truck surged off the track into the crowd of spectators.

Hong Kong protesters stay on streets despite tear gas and riot police

It’s reported that 41 people had been treated in hospital for injuries sustained during the protests

Here’s why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

International - Sunday 28 September, 2014

First deaths confirmed following Mount Ontake eruption

Four people out of the 31 people who had been found in cardiac arrest near the peak were confirmed dead.

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