TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 2 September, 2014

International - Monday 18 August, 2014

Julian Assange says he will be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy ‘soon’

The WikiLeaks founder would not tell reporters why he is leaving though.

Two wounded by gunfire as violence ramps up in Ferguson protests

Riot police fired tear gas into the crowd and seven people have been arrested overnight.

SPONSORED

International - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Ferguson to be under curfew for the second night

The US Attorney General has asked for a second autopsy on the body of Michael Brown.

Migrants in container at English docks identified

The 30 survivors are Afghan Sikhs, police said.

Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo

In Gaza, citizens are begging for “basic human rights”.

South Yorkshire police complain to the BBC over Cliff Richard ‘leak’

The police said it was “disappointing” that the BBC was slow to acknowledge that the force was not the source of the leak.

Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam

The Kurds are backed by American air strikes.

Police fire smoke and tear gas at defiant Ferguson protesters

Despite the curfew being put into place by the governor, some protesters remained on the streets.

Working to exonerate innocent people in American prisons

There are 2.2 million people in America’s prisons – and the Innocence Project works to free those who shouldn’t be there.

State of emergency and curfew imposed in Ferguson to quell violent protests

Michael Brown’s death has ignited several days of clashes with furious protesters.

International - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks UK

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks

Basildon Hospital states that it is dealing with a ‘major incident’.

Dozens of Yazidi villagers ‘massacred’ in Iraq

It is believed dozens of men from the Yazidi faith were massacred in the village of Kocho.

Germany spied on John Kerry and Hilary Clinton “by accident”

The pair were both accessed while serving as US Secretary of State.

Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border

Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.

Oscar Pistorius trial shown in South African classrooms

The exceptional trial is being used to teach legal principles to young students.

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia

We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.

International - Friday 15 August, 2014

After six days of tensions, Missouri police name officer who shot dead unarmed black teen

Police also revealed that the deceased had been suspected of an earlier robbery.

US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died

Robert Richards, who was 28, was found dead by his wife at their home in Florida.

91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza

Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.

Police say they didn’t tip off the media before searching Cliff Richard’s house

However investigating officers say that they did work with journalists who came to them with information.

SPONSORED

Russian armoured vehicles seen near Ukraine aid trucks

A convoy of armoured vehicles is said to be moving towards the Ukrainian border.

Australian couple stopped leaving Thailand with “surrogate” baby

The men were stopped because they didn’t have complete documents for the child.

Local police stripped of authority over Ferguson protests

Protests and riots began after an unarmed teen boy was shot in the town at the weekend.

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

A Colorado town is suing all its voters after an incredibly messy election

The town of Montezuma has 61 voters, and 12 of them ran for mayor.

International - Thursday 14 August, 2014

The only woman on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ has been captured with her husband

Janet and Ramon Barreto were on the run for five years.

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South

South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.

Police refuse to reveal who shot unarmed teenager as Obama calls for calm

The US president said while there is no excuse for violence against police, excessive force by officers could not be justified.

Robin Williams had Parkinson’s disease, says his wife

The actor was in the early stages of the degenerative disease.

Man charged with having married 24 women since 1990

The man has admitted that he’d forgotten one of his wives when he was asked to tally how many he had.

Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa

Nearly 2,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak.

Cliff Richard: Sex crime claim ‘completely false’

The search is not believed to be connected to Operation Yewtree.

Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russia’s “Trojan horse”

Kiev had a change of heart this morning over the Russian convoy, saying it will let the aid in once it has been inspected.

Ferguson teen shooting: Journalists arrested in McDonald’s

The two reporters were detained yesterday evening by police.

Teen shooting: Tear gas and smoke bombs used on protesters

An unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer in the town at the weekend.

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

Here’s what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

International - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Body of US tourist in Bali found inside suitcase allegedly dropped off by her daughter

The daughter of the 62-year-old victim has been arrested along with her boyfriend.