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International - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Ebola could be the ‘humanitarian disaster of our generation’

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Why is aeroplane food so bad?

It’s more to do with science, than anything else.

The new Snowden documentary is fascinating – and critically flawed

Citizenfour is released in the US this month.

Police officer who shot unarmed black teen says he ‘feared for his life’

Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson in August.

Concert planner found dead after 16 die at South Korea pop performance

The man was found not far from where 16 people watching a K-Pop concert died in an accident.

Kurdish fighters battle back in fight against Islamic State

The US military says that the signs from Syria are “encouraging”.

From Business ETC A shop in China is selling the iPhone 6, and has a tailor to make pants pockets bigger Trends

A shop in China is selling the iPhone 6, and has a tailor to make pants pockets bigger

It’s obviously a publicity stunt – so, is it working?

From Business ETC Is Ireland really ‘the best small country in the world in which to do business’? The Money Trail

Is Ireland really ‘the best small country in the world in which to do business’?

These are the bills which are making it hard for owner-operators to compete in the global market.

From The Score Ultras, nihilism and Kosovo: Jonathan Wilson on the midweek violence in Belgrade Political Science

Ultras, nihilism and Kosovo: Jonathan Wilson on the midweek violence in Belgrade

The acclaimed football journalist and author provides an insight into Tuesday’s abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.

Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp

Protesters are angry at what they see as China’s interference with Hong Kong’s independence.

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

This is the man America is trusting to stem the spread of Ebola

Ron Klain is Barack Obama’s “Ebola czar”.

Staff realise painting stolen after frame discovered in a toilet

Police say the thieves are likely to try and sell the valuable painting.

Barack Obama had his credit card declined in a New York cafe

Need a lend of a fiver, Barack? No. Of course you don’t.

International - Friday 17 October, 2014

Americans pay their respects on the go at drive-thru funeral home

Curtains covering the window open when sensors underneath the pavement recognise the presence of a car and you then have three minutes to view the body.

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

From The Daily Edge Joan Rivers’ cause of death ruled as ‘low blood oxygen’ during surgery Rip Joan

Joan Rivers’ cause of death ruled as ‘low blood oxygen’ during surgery

The 81-year-old passed away in September.

Same-sex marriage now legal in more than half the US states

Seven more states were added to the list today.

Ebola survivors ‘shunned’ as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence

Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released

Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.

From The Daily Edge Garth Brooks will NOT be playing in Ireland in 2015 Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will NOT be playing in Ireland in 2015

The country can breathe a sigh of relief.

London men charged with plotting terrorism and taking oath of Islamic State group

Four men face terrorist charges and a fifth faces firearms charges.

Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead

It’s believed the concert goers standing on the grate fell 65 feet.

Joe Biden’s son kicked out of US Navy over cocaine use

Hunter Biden said he deeply regretted and was embarrassed that his actions led to this.

Himalayan avalanches leave 29 people dead and hikers stranded on mountain

Dozens of people have taken shelter in small lodges and huts.

$100,000 … That’s all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

EU decisions could mean higher electricity prices for all of us

The ESRI looks at Ireland’s energy supply in a new report.

From Business ETC Long-term gambles causes Google’s earnings to fall Moonshots

Long-term gambles causes Google’s earnings to fall

The hiring of nearly 3,000 more employees and investing in “moon shot” projects like driverless cars and drones has caused expenses to increase by 30%.

$125-a-ticket Famine Commemoration Gala dinner will be a “sombre, respectful” affair

The event is taking place in New Orleans in November.

International - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From Business ETC Apple announces its thinnest tablet yet, the iPad Air 2 New Additions

Apple announces its thinnest tablet yet, the iPad Air 2

The new iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thick, a reduction from the 7.5mm on the original iPad Air, and will cost €509 for the basic 16GB version.

From The Daily Edge Man claims to have found a dead mouse in his McDonald’s coffee Smelling A Rat

Man claims to have found a dead mouse in his McDonald’s coffee

It also left a few little presents.

Nigel Farage’s Eurosceptic EU parliament group has collapsed

It puts UKIP at risk of losing millions of euros in funding from Brussels.

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Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case

A passenger travelling from Lagos in Nigeria is reported to have a fever and shivers

Author John Grisham says sentences for watching child porn are too harsh

He said that men sometimes stumble onto websites featuring child pornography after ‘pushing the wrong buttons’ while drunk.

Quiz show apologises after asking contestants to name ‘a woman’s job’

Family Feud Australia was accused of sexism by viewers.