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International - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.

French mum reunited with two-year-old daughter taken by alleged jihadi father in October

The father was arrested in Turkey last weekend with their daughter Assia.

‘A despicable crime’: UN chief slams murder of US journalist Steven Sotloff

The White House has confirmed that the video showing Sotloff’s beheading is authentic.

Ukraine takes back comments about ceasefire with Russia

The Ukrainian president’s office had said this morning that they two leaders had reached an agreement.

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Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn’t commit

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.

From The Daily Edge Cancer charity rejects donations from Reddit users who viewed J-Law’s nude photos Hacked

Cancer charity rejects donations from Reddit users who viewed J-Law’s nude photos

The charity said it would ‘never condone’ fundraising in this manner.

International - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

US journalist Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’ in newly released video

Sotloff appeared in the video in which James Foley was killed.

From Business ETC ‘iCloud was not breached’: Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack Phishing

‘iCloud was not breached’: Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack

The company says it was a targeted attack and does not represent a wider risk.

From The Daily Edge Cat saves owner from burning house by jumping on him and ‘screaming’ Saved By Sally

Cat saves owner from burning house by jumping on him and ‘screaming’

The home-owner is ‘lucky to be alive’, according to fire crews.

UK drop arrest warrant against Ashya King’s parents

The 5-year-old boy is receiving treatment at a hospital in Spain while his parents are in custody.

From Business ETC EU continues to quiz rivals over Facebook’s WhatsApp deal Competition Law

EU continues to quiz rivals over Facebook’s WhatsApp deal

A second wave of questionnaires have been sent out to Facebook and WhatsApp’s rivals as the EU tries to identify the difference between a social network and a messaging app.

Pensioner stabbed with pen after bus argument

This article contains a graphic image. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

From Business ETC Google places its bets on India as it prepares Android One launch Market Grab

Google places its bets on India as it prepares Android One launch

The company is expected to announce its budget smartphone platform for the Indian market on 16 September.

Opinion: ‘These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland’

Ireland has the potential to make a difference in two situations that have been raising concerns for human rights groups.

FBI probes massive celebrity photo leak

Apple is also investigating the leak but it has been suggested that the pictures were collated from multiple sources.

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN’s terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

Amnesty: IS have carried out “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale”

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

International - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

Police defend their handling of the Ashya King case as questions mount

A judge in Spain has detained the 5-year-old’s parents for a further 72 hours.

From The Score As it happened: Transfer Deadline Day Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Transfer Deadline Day

Would Radamel Falcao sign for United? What other deals would pass before the window closed? Revisit our liveblog and find out.

Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world

On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, TheJournal.ie returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.

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Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe

The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.

Pakistan state TV back on air after protesters storm building

The military urged the protesters to leave saying it was ‘embarrassing to everybody’.

Terrorist attack warning goes viral, London police say ‘It’s a complete hoax’

The fake alert comes after the UK’s terror threat level was raised to “severe”

Putin calls for Ukraine peace talks – but battles continue

Two US Senators have called on President Obama to arm Ukrainian soldiers.

Israel announces massive land seizure for new West Bank settlements

It’s thought to be the biggest Israeli land seizure since the 1980s.

Child (8) killed in explosion at Paris building as death toll rises to six people

The four-storey building is now the site of a search-and-rescue operation.

International - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege

It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.

Animal rights activists arrested for trying to stop ‘traditional’ dolphin hunt

The hunt went ahead anyway, and 33 pilot whales were killed.

9-year-old girl dies after sand hole collapse at US beach

The young girl was digging a hole between three and five feet deep when the sand collapsed, according to local officials.

A billionaire is selling this island. The price tag? A mere $75 million

A steal at twice the price, we’re sure.

Parents of missing boy to appear before Spanish judge tomorrow

Ashya King was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors’ consent.

Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after Irish-aided ‘great escape’

More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Irish troops were involved in the first evacuation operation.

For the first time, Vladimir Putin’s raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine ‘statehood’

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

From The Score As it happened: Tottenham v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Tottenham v Liverpool, Premier League

Tottenham took on Liverpool and we had all the action from White Hart Lane.

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Earlier this week, airspace was closed near the volcano after an eruption on the glacier.

Two die and 400 injured in bloody Pakistan clashes

The clashes between police and protesters took place outside the prime minister’s residence.

International - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Irish soldiers “safe and accounted for” after daring rescue mission

Irish troops staged an operation to evacuate UN troops from an area where heavy fighting was taking place.