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International - Monday 10 November, 2014

From Business ETC Global oil has entered a ‘new era’ of oversupply – but don’t expect much relief at the pump Pump It Up

Global oil has entered a ‘new era’ of oversupply – but don’t expect much relief at the pump

The government is taking most of the money it costs to fill up your car anyway…

Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month

Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.

Catalonia votes for independence, Spain calls the vote “useless”

Spain said the vote was “fruitless and useless”.

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International - Sunday 9 November, 2014

The scene at the Brandenburg Gate right now looks pretty spectacular

Germany’s marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a massive open-air party. The city’s packed, and it all looks incredible.

From The Score As it happened: Swansea City v Arsenal, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Swansea City v Arsenal, Premier League

Swansea were looking to overtake Arsenal and Man United into fifth place.

Has the leader of ISIS been hit in a US airstrike?

A US official said he couldn’t confirm if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in a convoy destroyed by US-led airstrikes.

Mexican protesters set fire to palace door over student massacre

Violent protests came a day after authorities said suspected gang hitmen confessed to killing the 43 students and incinerating their bodies.

Drone footage shows what it’s like to be a bird flying over an airport

This drone gives us a never-before-seen look at Mexico City Airport.

From Business ETC These are some of the things TripAdvisor is cooking up in its new Dublin office What A Trip

These are some of the things TripAdvisor is cooking up in its new Dublin office

The man in charge of new products at the world’s biggest travel site says he is “really confident” its reviews are fair.

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell Cold War This post contains videos

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

Catalonia will vote today on whether to break away from Spain*

*The vote is purely symbolic but the Spanish government will obviously be watching the results closely.

International - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Gorbachev: We’re on the brink of a ‘new Cold War’

The 83-year-old has accused the West, particularly the US, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the USSR.

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth

As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.

Released from years of ‘hard labour’: Two Americans imprisoned by North Korea are being allowed home

Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been held for for two years and seven months, respectively.

‘It’s just two people in love’ – Thousands march in Hong Kong gay pride parade

Participants said awareness of gay rights was growing in Hong Kong.

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Final victims of MH17 crash may never be found — Dutch minister

“We cannot say at this moment in any certain way … at what moment and even if we can recover the last nine”

Bodies of Mexican students burned by gang in 14-hour inferno

Gang-linked police attacked their buses in September and ten delivered them to a drug gang to be killed.

From Business ETC Here’s how homeless people in New York use technology Photo Essay

Here’s how homeless people in New York use technology

Many homeless people use gadgets to stay connected, search for jobs, and pursue their own creative interests.

‘We’re still scared when strong winds blow’: Slow recovery takes root after Typhoon Haiyan Rebuild This post contains images

‘We’re still scared when strong winds blow’: Slow recovery takes root after Typhoon Haiyan

“The resilience of the Filipino people is amazing, they are like phoenix birds.”

Robin Williams’ death officially ruled a suicide

The 63-year-old had become more paranoid in the time before he took his own life, coroners have said.

Meet the 18-year-old college student who just got elected to office in the US

The Republican teenager, who was born in 1996, has become the youngest lawmaker in the US.

Opinion: Marijuana is legal in nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit

Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.

Fourth teen victim in Washington school shooting dies

All three of the teens who were brought to hospital in critical condition, each of whom had been shot in the head, are now dead.

International - Friday 7 November, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Web Summit, Luxleaks and the most infamous letter in Ireland Inbox Me
From The Score We’ll Leave it There So: O’Connell plays down Springboks’ superiority, Dunne joins the Dubs and all the day’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave it There So: O’Connell plays down Springboks’ superiority, Dunne joins the Dubs and all the day’s sport

Also, Damien Comolli hammers Liverpool and Stoke put the ball in the FAI’s court.

From The Daily Edge Hospital grants dying woman’s final wish to say goodbye to beloved horse Last Wish

‘Household name’ French TV star arrested over boyfriend’s stabbing

Nabilla Benattia’s boyfriend was found with serious knife wounds to his chest at a Paris hotel.

After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe

And they don’t have to pay until September 2015.

Worldwide crackdown on ‘dark net’ leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland) Tor

Worldwide crackdown on ‘dark net’ leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland)

An investigation coordinated by Europol covered the United States and 16 countries in Europe.

‘Facebook can stop Ebola’ — says Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook CEO said he is optimistic that together the Facebook community can help stop the spread of the virus.

From The Daily Edge Who is Dapper Laughs, and why are so many people angry with him? Bantz

Who is Dapper Laughs, and why are so many people angry with him?

Everything you need to know, and some you don’t want to.

Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia

A military spokesperson said 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops crossed the border.

People in Iran could face up to 74 lashes … for walking a dog

Hardliners in Iran’s parliament are worried about an “invasion” of Western culture.

Cannibalism linked to murder of young woman at homeless hotel

Suspect Matthew Williams then dies after being Tasered by police.

From The Daily Edge Pick-up artist who encourages ‘choking’ women deported from Australia after protests Deported

Pick-up artist who encourages ‘choking’ women deported from Australia after protests

The Twitter hashtag #TakeDownJulienBlanc spread the word about Blanc’s ‘abusive’ methods.

Paedophile told by court that castration was not a punishment

European Court of Human Rights says it was part of the protective measures ordered by a Czech court.

“I shot him two times in the forehead” – Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden

Robert O’Neill is the latest former Seal to claim he shot the Al-Qaeda leader.

Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?

News of an Irish teacher being discriminated against in South Korea has annoyed a lot of people – but it shouldn’t put you off this beautiful and welcoming country.