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International - Today’s News

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International - Monday 7 July, 2014

Hamas rocket barrages hit Israel as region teeters on brink of new conflict

Israeli air force have responded to the latest rocket attack by hitting 30 targets near Rafah.

From The Daily Edge This bikini-clad airline safety video is being withdrawn after a storm of criticism Sexism

This bikini-clad airline safety video is being withdrawn after a storm of criticism

Air New Zealand’s in-flight clip featured Sports Illustrated models demonstrating safety features.

From The Score Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away aged 88 RIP

Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away aged 88

The legendary Argentine-born striker suffered a heart attack in Spain on Saturday.

Australian TV network defends showing Pistorius shooting video

The dramatic video shows Pistorius walking on his stumps, screaming and crying for help.

Man (20) shot in punishment-style shooting

The incident took place in North Belfast shortly before 1am.

7/7 memorial vandalised in London on anniversary of the 2005 attacks

The graffiti said “4 innocent Muslims” and “Blair lied thousands died”.

British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation

The Home Office has admitted that 114 official files relating to claims of child abuse have been lost or destroyed.

IMF: Politicians should take advantage of ‘favourable’ financial market conditions

The International Monetary Fund is to give its official global economic forecasts in two weeks.

Hamas vows Israel will pay ‘a tremendous price’ after 7 militants are killed

The men were killed in an early morning airstrike.

International - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?

With four months to go, it’s all to play for. Here’s what to look for.

Three men on the run after stealing £800 worth of women’s clothes

The men concealed each other as they stuffed the clothes into large bags.

Jewish extremists arrested over murder of Palestinian teen

It’s reported that a cousin of the murdered Palestinian teenager was ‘severely beaten’ in police custody.

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook? Ban

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?

It’s all to do with the presidential election.

From The Daily Edge Vanessa Feltz endures ‘vile’ online comments after Rolf Harris assault claim Rolf Harris

Vanessa Feltz endures ‘vile’ online comments after Rolf Harris assault claim

The presenter says that she was assaulted on live TV.

‘Machines, not humans will be dominant by 2045’

It won’t be like The Terminator, but it won’t be good.

Cousin of murdered Palestinian youth ‘severely beaten’ in police custody

The United States said it is troubled over the incident, which has heightened tensions with Palestinians.

From The Score Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action Then There Were 4

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action

The Oranje crushed Costa Rica (on penalties) and Argentina fortified their position in enemy territory.

Pope to meet Irish sex abuse survivors for first time tomorrow

The meeting will take place in the Pope’s private residence at the Vatican.

International - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From The Score As it happened: Holland v Costa Rica, World Cup quarter final Krul Summer This post contains videos

As it happened: Holland v Costa Rica, World Cup quarter final

The last of the semi final spots was up for grabs and the two sides fought out a humdinger.

13 things you probably never knew about India

Hair, pollution, whiskey and babies – there’s a lot going on in India.

Palestinian teen ‘burned alive’, post-mortem suggests

Mohammed Abu Khdeir was buried on Friday at a funeral attended by thousands of people.

From The Score ‘Anyone who tells you the party died with Neymar’s injury was in the wrong part of town’ Letter From Brazil

‘Anyone who tells you the party died with Neymar’s injury was in the wrong part of town’

Brazil has been shaken by the loss of its biggest star – but Mikey Stafford found that there was no stopping the party in Rio.

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Friction after US double-agent arrested for ‘spying’ in Germany

The US ambassador has been summoned to Berlin to help clarify the situation.

Ukraine claims rebels have been flushed from a main stronghold

This would be Kiev’s biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign.

A Polish town has an interesting new Lenin statue

The little, urinating man – complete with condom – has received a mixed response in Nowa Huta.

Here’s what a fighter jet flying through canyons looks like from the backseat Fighter Jets This post contains videos

5.7-magnitude quake hits Japan

So far, there have been no reports of damage.

International - Friday 4 July, 2014

A suspected US double-agent has been ‘arrested for spying’ in Germany

It is likely to further strain US-German relations following previous revelations that the NSA spied on Merkel’s phone calls.

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Germany grind, kicking Bishop Brennan and all today’s sport Friday

We’ll leave it there so: Germany grind, kicking Bishop Brennan and all today’s sport

Brian O’Driscoll was enjoying retirement at Wimbledon, Ken O’Halloran compared Cork v Kerry to the Old Firm and David Luiz is the best.

Devastating Bosnian floods unearths mass grave containing 24 people

Most of the victims were found with their hands tied behind their backs, officials said.

From The Score As it happened: Germany v France, World Cup quarter final Liveblog

As it happened: Germany v France, World Cup quarter final

We provided constant updates on the tournament’s very first quarter-final as the French tried to cause an upset.

PSNI appealing for information after sectarian shooting

No one was injured in the incident which took place around 3am.

Watch: This is what it’s like to swim around the sunken Costa Concordia

Police divers have released video of the vessel which sank two-and-a-half years ago.

A teacher has been stabbed to death by a student’s mother in France

The teacher was a mother of two small children, she taught in the school’s kindergarten.

Rolf Harris sentenced to 5 years and 9 months in prison

The veteran broadcaster was sentenced at a London court this morning.

Australian police charge woman in racist rant video

The woman racially abused an Asian train passenger, but said she was having a “really, really rotten day”.

Parents of autistic boy arrested for locking him in a metal cage

Officers searched the house after an anonymous tipster called Orange County Child Protective Services.

Arthur kicks off US hurricane season, dampens July 4th celebrations

Florida and Carolina are taking the brunt of the wind and waves.