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International - Monday 31 March, 2014

From Business ETC Google confirms Turkey intercepted web traffic to monitor users Monitoring

Google confirms Turkey intercepted web traffic to monitor users

Many Turkish citizens used Google’s public DNS service to bypass their government’s decision to block popular websites, but now many Turkish ISPs are masquerading as Google’s DNS service.

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone

Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.

Tensions rise after North Korea fires across maritime border with South Korea

South Korea says that it will make a “resolute retaliation” to the firing of over 200 rounds into their waters.

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of ‘making up’ quotes from her

Aishah Zaharie is quoted by the paper as calling her father ‘disturbed’ but she claims the paper invented her words.

International - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Darth Vader is running for president of Ukraine…

…or at least an unnamed protester dressed up as him.

Photos: This is how Times Square looked with the lights off last night

New York City looked very different with the lights out.

Dynasty and Doctor Who actress Kate O’Mara dies age 74 RIP

Dynasty and Doctor Who actress Kate O’Mara dies age 74

The British actress was best known for playing Joan Collins’s sister in Dynasty.

Monks turn to the internet to restore cell used by St Francis of Assisi

The Franciscan monks say they want to ask people who can afford it to donate, rather than asking for money from the State given the economic crisis.

Search stepped up for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

It’s 22 days since the plane vanished with 239 people on board.

These 10 cities are most at risk of natural disasters Duck And Cover This post contains images

Chinese relatives accuse Malaysia of hiding information about missing plane

The families are staging a protest calling for information about the Malaysian Airlines flight.

Kerry and Lavrov hold talks as Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

The impromptu meeting will be held in Paris.

Burglars steal baby’s ashes from parents’ home

Police say that the burglars may have believed that the small white casket was a jewellery box.

International - Saturday 29 March, 2014

While most clocks move forward one hour tonight, Crimea will jump TWO hours

Crimea will be moving to Moscow time by setting their clocks forward by two hours tonight.

Two people die after plane crashes and bursts into flames in Essex field

The pilot and passenger of the light aircraft died in the crash this afternoon.

New objects seen but none recovered in jet search

Two of the objects spotted were the same colours as the missing plane.

Klitschko decides against running for Ukraine president

The former boxer said he would instead back the candidacy of businessman Petro Poroshenko.

Putin calls Obama to suggest examining ‘possible steps’ to calm Ukraine

Putin told Obama that Russia was still alarmed over the situation in Ukraine after the fall of president Viktor Yanukovych.

Britain enters another war – on the humble apostrophe Grammar Garda This post contains images

Britain enters another war – on the humble apostrophe

Grammar enthusiasts say the comma will be next, will be next, will be ne-xt.

Nurse charged with murdering patients by poisoning them in Manchester hospital

The male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients.

RECAP: 5 things from the Oscar Pistorius trial this week

WhatsApp messages, a delay in proceedings and a woman’s scream?

First gay marriage takes place in England and Wales

Same-sex couples who were married abroad are now recognised under the new law in England and Wales.

International - Friday 28 March, 2014

Vladimir Putin has called Barack Obama to talk about a Ukraine solution

The Secretary General of the UN has said Putin told him he had “no intention” to make any further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

From Business ETC Cyprus was still imposing post-bailout cash withdrawal limits until today Bailout

Cyprus was still imposing post-bailout cash withdrawal limits until today

The €300 limit was intended to prevent a run on the country’s banks.

From Business ETC The iPhone 6 is coming in September You Can't Stop It

The iPhone 6 is coming in September

That’s what the Japanese are saying anyway.

‘Objects spotted’ in new MH370 search area

“Credible new lead” as search for MH370 goes on amid new claims that the plane was travelling faster than previously thought.

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Pistorius won’t give evidence today as trial is adjourned for ten days

The adjournment comes as the defence were due to begin their case.

Children left homeless by fire ‘went to school like it was a normal day’ South Africa This post contains images

Children left homeless by fire ‘went to school like it was a normal day’

Hundreds of Irish volunteers arrived in Cape Town last week to help build new classrooms for the children.

International - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Score 13 police ‘suspects’ now identified in Hillsborough probe JFT96

13 police ‘suspects’ now identified in Hillsborough probe

11 of these had already been interviewed relating to a range of offences including manslaughter.

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide

The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

UN declares Crimea’s breakaway vote illegal

Today’s resolution asks countries not to recognise any alteration of the status of the Black Sea peninsula.

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

Now Turkey’s banned Youtube

The move comes a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter.

London City Airport runway reopens after engine fault on Swiss Airlines plane

London City Airport described it as “minor technical incident”.

From The Score So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament? Road To Euro 2020

So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament?

Almost everything you need to know about UEFA’s new international football initiative.

From The Daily Edge British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad Ad Fail

Tigers are being slaughtered to entertain rich businessmen in China

That’s according to their state media.

Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

The 53 year old made the announcement today.

Popular Pope meets increasingly unpopular US President

US bishops were among the most outspoken opponents of Obamacare, objecting to its mandatory coverage of contraception.

Ukraine rescued by IMF bailout

The fund of up to €13 billion will avert bankruptcy amid Ukraine’s escalating standoff with Russia.