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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 30 August, 2014

International - Yesterday’s News

UK increases terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

Islamic State releases another beheading video

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

Scottish referendum campaigners told to stop throwing eggs at each other

And also to stop using signs to threaten politicians.

Interpol chase parents who took ill son from hospital

The boy has a brain tumour and needs medical attention.


From The Daily Edge Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it’s bizarre Shade

Airspace reopened after eruption next to Icelandic volcano

There was a “fissure eruption” on the glacier surrounding Bardarbunga

This Banksy artwork sold for £403,000 – and saved a youth club

The Broad Plain Boys’ Club in Bristol has been saved – after they took a crowbar to the Banksy work.

These scary-looking suits are pointless in fighting Ebola – Spanish doctors

Short version: “Let’s keep this simple…”

UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food

There have been calls to have a national standard of hospital food for Irish hospitals.

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

From Business ETC Malaysia Airlines to fire 6,000 workers and set up new company Overhaul

Malaysia Airlines to fire 6,000 workers and set up new company

That’s nearly one third of the workforce.

Number of Syrian refugees passes three million

The UN has described it as ‘the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era’.

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.

International - Thursday 28 August, 2014

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

From Business ETC Sssshh! Apple are being very secretive about a 9 September product launch Iphone 6

Someone donated a human skull to a charity shop

Why? Because they just take up space and you don’t use them anyway.

Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.


Column: What exactly is an ‘outbreak’?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

Joan Rivers “stable” in New York hospital – reports

The stand-up reportedly suffered complications during a medical procedure.

Ukraine accuses Russia of “direct invasion”, Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.

CEO put on probation after video of him kicking a dog goes viral

Des Hague is the CEO of food and drink company Centerplate.

From The Daily Edge Family honour their beloved grandad with a beautiful message in a bottle Melvin's Journey

Family honour their beloved grandad with a beautiful message in a bottle

They’re hoping everyone who finds it will send it on its journey again. :’(

From The Daily Edge Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married at the weekend Mr And Mrs Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married at the weekend

They skipped over to Nice for the ceremony.

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine

And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.

International - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Feminist pop culture writer leaves home after Twitter threats

Anna Sarkeesian had critiqued the trope of violence against women in video games.

Man charged with shooting the drunk driver that killed his two sons is acquitted

David Barajas’ two sons were killed by the driver as they pushed a truck in Texas.

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

From The Daily Edge Thousands of wasps take over bedroom after owner leaves window open Nightmare Fuel
A 9-year-old girl shot her instructor dead in shooting range accident Uzi

A 9-year-old girl shot her instructor dead in shooting range accident

“You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it.”

From Business ETC IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged in €400 million fraud case Investigation

IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged in €400 million fraud case

Lagarde said that she will not resign her position and intends to return to work immediately.

Former US government cybersecurity chief convicted on child porn charges

The senior official shared fantasies about raping and murdering children…

American family reveals their 26-year-old daughter is being held captive in Syria

The humanitarian worker was kidnapped by the militant group some time ago.

A leopard took on this 56-year-old woman and it was a bad move. Really bad.

India’s news channels reported that the hero battled the beast with ‘almost her bare hands’.

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

Rotherham victim: ‘I was a child and they should have stepped in…I will never forget’

Victims of the Rotherham gangs have said that the current investigations are “too late”.

UN chief calls for “durable peace” in Gaza after indefinite truce

The ceasefire provides for the opening of border crossings.

International - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

More than 1,400 children sexually exploited in UK town over 16 years

Girls as young as 11 were raped multiple times and trafficked to other English cities.

What exactly is in the Israeli – Hamas peace agreement?

There’s a truce, but under what conditions?

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