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International - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Own a Toyota? Multi-million car recall affects 8,500 in Ireland

A range of problems on several models have been identified.

‘I did not intend to kill Reeva’ – Oscar Pistorius on the night he shot his girlfriend

The athlete gave more details about the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in his Pretoria home last year.

Post-mortem on Peaches Geldof to be carried out today RIP

Post-mortem on Peaches Geldof to be carried out today

The 25-year-old daughter of Bob Geldof died unexpectedly two days ago.

These World War I shells were found in two teens’ luggage at Chicago Airport

The teens were questioned, but not arrested.

MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within ‘days’

Four transmissions have been detected by an Australian ship from what is believed to be the plane’s black box.

International - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Post-mortem on Peaches Geldof to be carried out tomorrow RIP

Post-mortem on Peaches Geldof to be carried out tomorrow

The 25-year-old mother of two was found dead at her home yesterday.

Column: ‘Memories of the genocide drew screams and wails that echoed around the stadium’

The atmosphere in Rwanda as it remembers its horrific genocide of 20 years ago has been equal parts sombre and hopeful, writes Karen Power.

Why did someone buy this cup for $36 million? Because he liked it, of course

Liu Yiqian does not understand why people are questioning the price tag of an item known as the ‘chicken cup’.

Prime Minister’s police officer charged over ‘extreme’ porn

It is alleged that James Addison distributed “moving images via his mobile telephone” of an indecent nature.

From The Daily Edge Terrified woman calls police over home invader… who turns out to be a duck Inspired By Cadbury

Terrified woman calls police over home invader… who turns out to be a duck

She was woken by “banging noises” from downstairs.

Someone in England has been flushing piranhas down the toilet

Local residents had reported that something smelt fishy. No really, they did.

Abandoned boat with a ton of cannabis washes ashore in California

The 30-foot boat was spotted near some rocks in Malibu.

Quebec says ‘Non’: Separatists who want to leave Canada handed crushing defeat

Quebec has had two referendums on sovereignty. The last such vote, in 1995, narrowly rejected independence.

Oscar Pistorius wails in witness box as he recalls night of shooting

A raft of text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp were read out in court today.

From Business ETC Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules Privacy

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

Ukraine could ‘unleash civil war’ if it steps in against militants in eastern cities

Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.

Hunt for MH370 ‘pings’ to go on for days before sub launch

The search involves up to 11 military planes, three civilian planes and 14 ships.

International - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Peaches Geldof has died age 25 – latest RIP

Peaches Geldof has died age 25 – latest

UPDATE: Police are now saying the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.

20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?

The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?

From The Daily Edge Tributes pour in for Peaches Geldof from entertainment world RIP

Tributes pour in for Peaches Geldof from entertainment world

Musicians and other celebrities have expressed their grief following Geldof’s death aged 25.

Rwandan president accuses France of role in the genocide

The French President has since released a statement.

20 Years On: Rwandans learn to live beside the men who killed their children

Today, survivors and perpetrators come together to learn how to live side by side so their country can move towards reconciliation.

Well, this is surprising…

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Tunisia seeks tougher sentences for two rapist policemen

The policemen were sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a 27-year-old woman.

Hundred-year-old treasure found in time capsule under Columbus monument

Coins, medals, banknotes and some old scrolls were found in the box which was hidden when the monument was put in place in 1921.

From The Daily Edge People played Tetris on the side of a huge skyscraper to celebrate its 30th birthday Stack Em Up

Voting has started in the world’s biggest general election in India

It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.

Russia ‘trying to dismember Ukraine’ by plotting government building takeovers

Thousands of irate pro-Russian activists broke through police lines yesterday and occupied the administration buildings in two big industrial cities.

Two signals detected are the “most promising lead” in search for MH370

Australian authorities warned that nothing would happen fast in the search for the missing plane.

Veteran actor Mickey Rooney dies aged 93 RIP

Veteran actor Mickey Rooney dies aged 93

He first hit the screens during the silent era – and his last film was in 2011.

International - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane

More ships and planes were diverted to the area in the Indian Ocean today to investigate whether they could have come from the plane’s black box.

Man jailed for 4 months after stealing kitten to give to his mother at Christmas

The man had told his mother that he bought the cat from a local pet shop.

From The Score As it happened: Everton v Arsenal, Barclays Premier League As It Happens

As it happened: Everton v Arsenal, Barclays Premier League

Aresene Wenger will tell you his side are still in the hunt for top spot but, to Sky Sports, this was the race for fourth place.

Head of playschool given death penalty for killing children with poisoned yoghurt

The head of the playschool in northern China poisoned the two children in a revenge attack on a rival school.

US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86 RIP

US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86

The author, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, had been ill for a number of months.

From The Score Farcical scenes in Sheffield as half marathon is cancelled due to lack of water Sub Aqua

Farcical scenes in Sheffield as half marathon is cancelled due to lack of water

Police in the English city have set up roadblocks to prevent some 5,000 rogue runners from completing a rogue race.

‘Important and encouraging lead’ in search for missing Malaysia jet

The Australian head of the mission urged caution about the signals similar to that of a black box which were detected yesterday saying: “We are working in a very big ocean and within a very large search area”.

Mohammed Morsi murder trial to hear ‘decisive’ testimony today

Morsi and 14 co-defendants are charged with involvement in the killing of opposition protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012.

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