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International - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

International - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From Business ETC What’s a few billion between brothers? Stripe’s valuation doubles to $3.5bn Stock Rising

What’s a few billion between brothers? Stripe’s valuation doubles to $3.5bn

The e-payments service was set up by the John and Patrick Collison in 2010.

Costa Concordia captain denies trying to impress Moldovan dancer with island sail-by

Francesco Schettino says he was “trying to catch three pigeons with one bean.”

From Business ETC ‘We have made mistakes in the past’ – Michael Noonan talks taxes Mea Culpa

‘We have made mistakes in the past’ – Michael Noonan talks taxes

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

Nama has a €150 million plan for Boland’s Mill

Well, they funded the planning of a plan.

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Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon

The woman was reportedly travelling on a false passport.

From The Daily Edge Controversial blog aims to get racists fired by outing them to their employers Racistsgettingfired
From Business ETC Sony hack causes FBI to issue major malware warning Caution

Sony hack causes FBI to issue major malware warning

The five-page warning was issued to US businesses and said that such malware could override all data on hard drives, making it difficult, if not impossible, to recover.

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly

As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.

Body of newborn baby girl found in wheelie bin

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in tracing her mother.

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

International - Monday 1 December, 2014

Aide resigns after telling Obama daughters to “dress like you deserve respect”

Elizabeth Lauten was communications director to a Republican congressman

From The Daily Edge 6 most talked about quotes from that Chris Rock article Race Relations

6 most talked about quotes from that Chris Rock article

Rock’s interview with New York magazine has caused a stir.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Steph Roche makes final three, Eoin Kelly retires and all today’s sport Monday

We’ll Leave It There So: Steph Roche makes final three, Eoin Kelly retires and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, Robbie Keane picked up a trophy and there was a touching Cricket Australia tribute to Phillip Hughes.

From The Daily Edge Serial’s Adnan Syed granted an appeal hearing for January The Asia Call

Serial’s Adnan Syed granted an appeal hearing for January

Syed’s case has captured the attention of millions.

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U2′s album is the best of the year*

*According to Rolling Stone, anyway.

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

UK children care home boss sentenced to life over decades of sexual abuse

John Allen convicted last week of sexual offences against 18 boys and one girl over more than two decades

From Business ETC Amazon has an army of robots helping it send gifts on their way Little Helpers

Amazon has an army of robots helping it send gifts on their way

The company has deployed more than 15,000 wheeled robots to travel around its biggest warehouses and help deliver goods to employees.

From Business ETC Major buyout of Ireland-based exploration company is off as the oil price tumbles No Deal

Major buyout of Ireland-based exploration company is off as the oil price tumbles

Now it looks like OPEC and the US are going toe-to-toe on oil production.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone being attacked? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone being attacked?

A 23-year-old woman has died in Germany after she was attacked after she confronted men who were harassing teenage girls.

Outrage as student dies after confronting men who were harassing teens

The 23-year-old is said to have been attacked in a McDonald’s car park.

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no ‘them and us’

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They’re still going – and are more violent

This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

“Everyone considers them as rape fraternities” – US colleges have a rape problem

California has just brought in a ‘Yes means Yes’ consent law.

Police urge mother of dead baby on beach to come forward

The gruesome discovery was made by two boys aged six and seven.

Pope: We can’t allow a Middle East without Christians

The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued a joint plea urging Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam.

International - Sunday 30 November, 2014

UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff ‘like slaves’

He was ordered to pay a total of €240,000 to three workers earlier this week.

Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today

“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”

From The Score Clinical Man City wallop Southampton at St Mary’s Rout

Clinical Man City wallop Southampton at St Mary’s

Man City were 3-0 winners against the Saints today.

Nicolas Sarkozy is back in the driving seat of his old political party

It places him firmly on the starting blocks in his race back to the presidential palace

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Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife

Anthony Elonis (AKA Tone Dougie) says the threats weren’t real.

The police officer who shot Michael Brown has resigned

“It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal.”

International - Saturday 29 November, 2014

How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa

They’re being used to track down poachers.

These women were meant to be the first astronauts – but were left on Earth

Many of the women finalists scored higher in training than their male counterparts.

From The Score As it happened: Manchester United 3-0 Hull City, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Manchester United 3-0 Hull City, Premier League

United made it three consecutive league wins in a row and we brought you all of the action minute-by-minute.