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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 26 October, 2014

International - Monday 13 October, 2014

Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years

The strike follows a rejection by the government of an across-the-board pay rise for workers.

From Business ETC Third-party site admits it was the source of 100,000 leaked Snapchat photos Snapchat

Third-party site admits it was the source of 100,000 leaked Snapchat photos

Snapsaved.com, a third-party site which allows users to save photos from Snapchat, claimed that a misconfiguration in its server was responsible for 100,000 photos and videos being leaked.

From Business ETC GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor Hey Big Spender

GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor

The Irish genetics firm has been sold to a multi-billion dollar US medical-technology company for a secret sum.

From The Score ‘We used to be the hunters, now we’re the prey’ – Germany boss Löw Under Pressure

‘We used to be the hunters, now we’re the prey’ – Germany boss Löw

Winning the World Cup means every country is out to beat them but Löw maintains he isn’t worried ahead of tomorrow’s qualifier against Ireland.

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From Business ETC Soon Twitter users in France will be able to transfer money via tweets Pay With A Tweet

Soon Twitter users in France will be able to transfer money via tweets

The banking group BPCE will soon allow Twitter users to tweet money to one another, regardless of whether they’re with the bank or not.

Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

Teenagers who ran away to marry ISIS fighters are now pregnant and want to come home

Sabina and Samra are said to have become disillusioned with life in Syria.

Denmark plans bestiality ban to curb the rise of animal sex tourism

The Government has said that animals need specific protection because “the can’t say no”.

Community service suggested for ‘broken man’ Oscar Pistorius

A prison official recommended that the athlete be made clean a museum for 16 hours a month for the next three years.

Check out the CV of the guy who just won the Nobel Prize for Economics

It’s fair to say he’s “accomplished.”

Can’t afford a house like this? Well, at least now we know who can

Buyers from the US, UK and China are all gunning for Irish trophy homes, agents say.

North Korea wants America to take home the bodies of 5,000 soldiers

The bodies have been there over 60 years since the end of the Korean War.

From Business ETC Google testing service which connects patients with doctors over video chat Connected

Google testing service which connects patients with doctors over video chat

The search engine is following in the footsteps of companies like Apple, and Facebook which are also considering entering the healthcare market.

Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist… Irish corporate tax defender?

The U2 frontman says Ireland’s tax affairs with companies like Apple have brought “the only prosperity we’ve known”.

Ireland’s heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine

Costs could spike if the trouble continues in eastern Europe.

Pistorius could get 15 years in one of South Africa’s brutal prisons or dodge jail altogether

He’s back in court for pre-sentencing arguments after he was convicted of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend.

International - Sunday 12 October, 2014

‘Breach of protocol’ blamed for Ebola infection of Texas healthcare worker

The health worker was in the lower pool of those at risk and was wearing a protective gown, gloves and a mask.

The Apple Watch is on the cover of Vogue China

The Apple Watch is on the cover of Vogue China

Apple is going for the fashion crowds.

The UK is set to make “revenge porn” a criminal offence

The practice involves sharing explicit pictures of exes online.

World leaders are planning the rebuilding of Gaza today

Egypt’s leader has told Israel “now is the time” to end the conflict.

Sex scandal MP to stand down from British Parliament

Brooks Newmark sent an explicit photo of himself online to a male freelance reporter posing as a young female party activist.

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola

The New York airport is the first of five American airports to start the screening.

International - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Putin and Poroshenko are meeting next week to try and rescue a truce

The talks will include talks British Prime Minister David Cameron as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Apple maps and 8 other times Apple got it wrong

Music subscription services? Bankrupt, sez Jobs.

This 58 foot long whale covered in bite marks has washed up in New York

The large mammal washed up about 77 miles from New York City.

Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns

This brings the number currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms to 16.

Britain is holding a very real practice for an Ebola outbreak

It features actors, a fake COBRA meeting and a Navy gunship.

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners

Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.

From Business ETC What do you get if you mix a matchmaking website with Airbnb? Airmatch?

What do you get if you mix a matchmaking website with Airbnb?

You get this Irish startup – except it doesn’t have anything to do with dating.

Kurds fight back as Islamic State attempts to take centre of battleground city

Kobane has become the main focus of the battle with the Islamic State.

‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

International - Friday 10 October, 2014

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize

The teenager was the joint winner of the award along with Kailash Satyarthi of India.

Details of the Palin family brawl have emerged and they’re not pretty…

Bristol Palin is accused of repeatedly punching a man in the face.

From The Daily Edge Fake nude videos of Emma Watson are being used to spread a computer virus Trojan

Fake nude videos of Emma Watson are being used to spread a computer virus

The malware scam begins with links on Facebook.

‘Worst Ebola epidemic in history’: Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

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From The Daily Edge This is what happens when you claim to have Ebola on an aeroplane Ebola Virus
From Business ETC The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see Inbox Me

Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala ‘hasn’t actually done anything’

Bizarre question throws Peace Prize announcement for a loop.

From Business ETC Turns out 81 million people ‘experienced’ the new U2 album* Streaming

Turns out 81 million people ‘experienced’ the new U2 album*

*That’s those people who played or streamed it through iTunes, iTunes Radio and Beats Music globally.