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International - Today’s News

US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993

The bodies of the couple were not discovered until a year after the murder.

At least 57 dead, death toll still rising as train flies off rails in Congo swamp

The train crashed in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bodies are being being buried after being taken from the wreckage, as there is no morgue in the area….

Brother of Duchess of Cornwall dies after a fall outside a New York club RIP

Brother of Duchess of Cornwall dies after a fall outside a New York club

Travel writer died after sustaining a head injury after falling while lighting a cigarette.

Madeleine McCann: Police probe 18 cases where children were assaulted in holiday homes in Portugal

Police say they believe the 18 incidents in the Western Algarve could be linked.

From Business ETC Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries Learning Rate

Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries

The report from UNESCO found that access to mobile devices encourages people in developing countries to read full-length books and stories through their phone.

Man fined for swallowing his goldfish in Neknomination video

The RSPCA said eating a live animal and posting a video of it online for entertainment is unacceptable.

Putin’s face appears on coin marking Crimea’s annexation

The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends ‘reassuring’ troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

From The Daily Edge This is the huge building that will house America’s very first Penneys Thanks Penneys

This is the huge building that will house America’s very first Penneys

Primark is set to open a flagship store in Boston.

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

The cost of the ongoing search for flight MH370 is ‘not an issue’, Australia said.

‘Enough, we said, enough’: UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict

The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.

Children found dead in London all had ‘life-limiting genetic disorders’

A 43-year-old woman who was arrested yesterday is believed to be the three children’s mother.

Distraught families gather as South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100

There are still almost 200 people missing – most of them schoolchildren.

International - Yesterday’s News

Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges – but it’s under threat

A referendum in Michigan that disallowed the policy has been backed the US Supreme Court.

British woman to be deported from Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo

The majority Buddhist nation is highly sensitive to perceived insults to the religion.

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

Americans were all set for powdered alcohol…but now look to be in for a wait

The US government said the labelling approvals were issued in error.

Oscar Pistorius says he did not take acting classes to prepare for murder trial

The claim was made by a well-known columnist, citing reliable sources.

Mugabe now taking home €2,900 (in a country where the average wage is €300)

The 90-year-old Zimbabwean Presidents said it was important his government “should recognise the hard times at the moment”.

234 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Nigeria

The girls are all missing from a school that was attacked by Boko Haram last week.

14-year-old boy pleads guilty to 12 counts of sexual assault

The teenager was sentenced in England today.

US policy change could shield Irish immigrants from deportation

If adopted it could limit removals of people who have little or no criminal record but have committed repeat immigration violations.

From The Score Ryan Giggs named interim manager after Man United sack Moyes Next In Ryan

Ryan Giggs named interim manager after Man United sack Moyes

“The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”

Defendant shot mid-trial after attempting to attack witness with pen

Siale Angilau was facing charges of racketeering.

From The Score David Moyes sacked by Manchester United Going Going Gone

David Moyes sacked by Manchester United

The former Everton boss lasted less than year in charge.

Unconfirmed photos released show Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

The images, provided by Ukrainian diplomats, have yet to be verified.

104 dead in South Korea ferry disaster, 200 still missing

It was reported that the ferry had turned sharply before it sank, but now experts say the data is incomplete.

Man charged with murder of two-year-old girl in Scotland

Madison Horne was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital on Sunday evening.

Warning that North Korea could be carrying out a new nuclear test

If the country goes ahead with the test, it could be a ‘game changer’, South Korea’s foreign minister has warned

From Business ETC Apple will now recycle your old iPods and iPhones for free Environment

Apple will now recycle your old iPods and iPhones for free

The scheme has been launched to coincide with Earth Day – which is today.

International - Monday 21 April, 2014

Boston Strong: 36,000 run emotional Boston Marathon Boston Strong This post contains images

Boston Strong: 36,000 run emotional Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi, who gave the Boston fans their first American men’s champ in more than three decades, wore the names of four victims on his running bib.

Russian dashcam captures meteorite falling to earth

The Russian meteor is not as bright as last year’s.

The Ku Klux Klan in modern day America

Photojournalist Anthony S. Karen has spent the last eight years documenting Klan organisations in 14 states across the US.

From The Daily Edge How Twitter backlash against a controversial news story sparked a surge of charity donations Twittersphere

How Twitter backlash against a controversial news story sparked a surge of charity donations

A story in yesterday’s Mail on Sunday prompted an angry reaction on social media.

From The Daily Edge Family portrait decorates Peaches Geldof’s coffin as mourners arrive for funeral RIP This post contains images

Family portrait decorates Peaches Geldof’s coffin as mourners arrive for funeral

Celebrities and others will say goodbye to the 25-year-old in the church where she got married.

The Spanish town of Kill Jews is to vote on changing its name

The town admits that the name is not fit for the modern era.

UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups

More than 200 civilians were killed and 400 wounded in a recent attack.

Teen survives five hour flight inside the wheel of an aeroplane

The boy had run away after an argument with his family, flying to Hawaii.

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