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International - Today’s News

From The Daily Edge Couple who never slept apart in 70-year love affair die within hours of each other Love Story
From The Score Borini’s phone still ‘buzzing’ with messages from Liverpool teammates Loan Legend

Borini’s phone still ‘buzzing’ with messages from Liverpool teammates

The on-loan ‘Pool striker scored the winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

International - Yesterday’s News

Captain of capsized ferry defends delayed evacuation

“I thought that passengers would be swept far away and fall into trouble if they evacuated thoughtlessly.”

Pics: Take a trip to Beijing’s Forbidden City – before it starts limiting visitors

The incredible Forbidden City was closed off to visitors for hundreds of years.

Teleportation will be available within 50 years*

*That is what 40% of Americans believe, anyway.

MH370 search: “We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage”

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.

French hostage freed from Syria says he is “very happy to be free”

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle

It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.

New York nightclubs are now holding parties for under 12s

Yes, under 12s. There is also a nine-year-old DJ.

On this day in 1995, the Oklahoma bombing killed 168 people including 19 children

The motive behind the bombing was said to be in retaliation to the Waco siege which also happened on the same day.

The fascinating Easter traditions you’ll want to take part in

Morris dancing, Easter bonnets and egg rolls.

The Waco siege ended on this day 21 years ago, leaving 79 dead

The Branch Davidians was a sect that separated from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1955 and were led by David Koresh .

International - Friday 18 April, 2014

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank has been arrested

A news agency in South Korea reports that the 68-year-old faces five charges, including negligence of duty.

Robert Mugabe isn’t impressed with Europe’s “homosexual nonsense”

The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.

Mexico City hit by magnitude 7.5 earthquake

The quake’s epicenter was 19 miles northwest of Tecpan.

Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb

A petition has been set up calling on lawmakers in San Francisco to stop the evictions.

Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels won’t abide by an international agreement reached yesterday

Obama has warned that if there’s no progress “additional consequences” will be imposed on Russia.

11 dead after avalanche strikes Mt Everest

Six Sherpa guides were killed after they went early in the morning to fix ropes for climbers.

58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan

48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches ‘record depths’

It’s on its fifth seabed mission, and reached a record depth of 4,695 metres.

Vice principal who was rescued from sinking ferry dies in apparent suicide

The body of Kang Min-Kyu was found near the gym where families of missing students are staying.

“I feel ashamed”: Captain wasn’t at the helm of capsized Korean ferry

Anger is said to be spreading over the stalled rescue efforts as hundreds of passengers remain missing.

International - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Photos: Mother stops execution as her son’s killer was about to be hanged

The dramatic photographs show the public execution in Iran which was stopped at the last minute when the victim’s mother intervened.

Agreed … Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva

The four parties have agreed on a way forward following half a day of talks, including a call to disband armed groups that have taken over buildings.

Pope Francis has been washing people’s feet … again

The Pope washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people during a ceremony in Rome.

From The Daily Edge Dog gets hit by car, spends 6 months slashing tyres in local village Revenge

There are at least 2,022 fake FIFA World Cups floating around China

China has started a major crackdown on football products that infringe on trademarks.

From Business ETC 19-year-old arrested for using Heartbleed to steal taxpayers’ data Canada

19-year-old arrested for using Heartbleed to steal taxpayers’ data

The Canada Revenue Agency said 900 social insurance numbers were stolen from its website.

From The Daily Edge Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama WHITE HOUSE SELFIE

Joe Biden took his first selfie with Barack Obama

The lads were having the craic in the car.

Fears grow for hundreds missing after ferry sinks

Nine people have already been confirmed dead, but 287 are unaccounted for.

International - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Hundreds of people missing, feared dead in ferry disaster

I’m afraid there’s little chance for those trapped inside still to be alive,” one rescue official said.

Pope Francis gives two kids a lift on the PopeMobile and has the craic with them

“I was really excited. That never happens!”.

From The Daily Edge Man charged with assault after licking police officer’s eyeball Right In The Ball

Man charged with assault after licking police officer’s eyeball

And it happened in a place called ‘Pisser’s Palace’.

Forensics expert: Steenkamp was shot in quick succession in hip and arm

Today’s testimony from a defence forensics expert contradicts some of the evidence given by a police ballistics witness.

Gorilla conservationist shot on return from filing report on oil company

Emmanuel de Merode is a prominent conservationist in the Congo.

‘The worst mass murder in Calgary’s history’: Five killed in stabbing attack in Canada

A recent graduate of the University of Calgary has been charged with five counts of murder.

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