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International - Yesterday’s News

Hostage shootout in Turkey ends with death of prosecutor and two militants

Mehmet Selim Kiraz was investigating the death of a protester whose injuries were inflicted by Turkish police.

From Business ETC Clarkson, Hammond and May to reunite on stage…in Ireland Three Of A Kind

Clarkson, Hammond and May to reunite on stage…in Ireland

Top Gear Live is to go ahead in Belfast, but it won’t be called that.

From The42 Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement? Long Read

Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?

Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.

This Nazi-hunting husband/wife team even tried to kidnap an SS officer

Serge and Beath Klarsfeld hunted down Klaus Barbie, a former Gestapo officer known as the “Butcher of Lyon”.

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Leah Remini praised for leaving Scientology because ‘no one is going to tell her how to think’

A documentary broadcast on American station HBO on Sunday made allegations the Church of Scientology.

“Accidental” Nigerian president loses election fight to 72-year-old former military man

Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential elections.

Lufthansa gives emails on Germanwings co-pilot’s depression to investigators

It included correspondence to his flight training school.

US police hunt armed prisoner who escaped wearing a hospital gown

The man wrestled a gun off a guard and fled the hospital, where he had been receiving treatment after a suicide attempt.

From Business ETC Fears for local jobs as B&Q unveils plans to close or shrink its stores Hammered

Fears for local jobs as B&Q unveils plans to close or shrink its stores

It’s all part of parent company Kingfisher’s plan to be “unified” across Europe.

From Business ETC The Irish Dairy Board is getting fierce fancy Notions

The Irish Dairy Board is getting fierce fancy

It comes on the eve of EU milk quotas being scrapped.

From The42 The UFC are close to confirming a show in Dublin for later this year Irish Invasion

The UFC are close to confirming a show in Dublin for later this year Exclusive

MMA’s largest organisation appears ready to return for its third event at the 3Arena.

From Business ETC Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office Wunderbar

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Can Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify?

The new service, launched last night, has been pitched as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora. It’s a lot more pricey though…

Man killed by headstone as he tended to mother’s grave

The granite headstone weighed 140 to 180 kilos.

Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine

The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.

Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder of two medical students

The fishmonger was found guilty this morning.

International - Monday 30 March, 2015

“Active abstentionists” – Adams rubbishes talk of Sinn Féin sitting in Westminster

The UK’s general election campaign officially began today.

Here’s all you need to know about the man taking over from Jon Stewart

The South African comedian is the show’s new host.

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

The Church of Scientology is not happy about this film which claims it tortures its members

The Alex Gibey directed film went out last night on HBO in the US.

Second blogger ‘brutally hacked to death’ in Bangladesh

He had criticised fundamentalist Islamic views.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: McGregor’s a ‘son of a bitch’, van Gaal’s ‘scum’ and all today’s sport Monday Round-up

We’ll Leave It There So: McGregor’s a ‘son of a bitch’, van Gaal’s ‘scum’ and all today’s sport

Also, the National Hurling League semi-finals won’t be played in Croke Park.

Church van crashes into canal, killing eight people

The van was returning from a conference.

From Business ETC Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin Bitcoin-ing It

Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin

Two agents have been charged with stealing the online currency after Silk Road was seized by the FBI.

Timeline: The key events in the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher

Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted at the end of last week.

Man killed after trying to save his brother from being hit by Tube

“People were crying, it was such an horrific scene.”

Elderly British couple found shot dead in Spanish villa

There were no signs of break-in and nothing appears to have been stolen from the house.

Baby among family of four found stabbed to death in Gibraltar

Reports state that a British man is among the dead and police are not looking for anyone else.

One dead after attack by two men “disguised as women” on NSA headquarters USA

One dead after attack by two men “disguised as women” on NSA headquarters

One person was shot dead after driving an SUV into the agency’s building.

Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies

Andreas Lubitz is understood to have had treatment “several years ago”.

Plane makes emergency landing in Casablanca after ‘bomb’ note discovered

The note warned there was a bomb in one of the toilets but the plane has now landed safely.

Knox’s ex-boyfriend: ‘I will not accept being labelled a murderer’

Raffaele Sollecito also described his relationship with Knox as a “simple story of affection”.

From Business ETC There is a sure-fire way to make all Apple staff treat you like royalty Golden Ticket

There is a sure-fire way to make all Apple staff treat you like royalty

But it involves having lots of money – or pretending to.

Here’s why wrestling is trending in Ireland today

Woah-oh, woah-oh WRESTLEMANIA!

France’s left-wing government just got a major slap in the face

It comes as the country’s far-right movement grows in power.

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.

Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile’s ‘evil’ waxwork

There were calls for it to be moved to the Chamber of Horrors but a victim said it was probably too evil for that.

‘We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

The quake occurred 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island.

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