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International - Monday 6 October, 2014

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first infection to take place outside Africa

The infection has now been confirmed by Spain’s Health Minister.

Woman accused of “trolling” McCann parents believed to have been found dead

Brenda Leyland featured in a Sky News report on trolling last week.

UCC to give honorary degree to newly-crowned Nobel prize winner

May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have shared the award with fellow neuroscientist John O’Keefe.

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border – and planted its flag there

Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.

Gay marriage extended to five more American states

A Supreme Court decision today means that same-sex couples can now marry in up to 30 states in the US.

From Business ETC Facebook has finally closed its $21.8 billion WhatsApp deal Approved

Facebook has finally closed its $21.8 billion WhatsApp deal

The European Commission approved the sale a few days ago.

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

British man jailed ‘for being gay’ in Morocco

Ray Cole’s family has started a petition for his freedom.

Australian trial to begin for Irishman charged with murder of Wexford man

The incident occurred in Perth in February 2013.

From Business ETC Following in eBay’s footsteps, Hewlett-Packard is planning to split in two Reorganisation

Following in eBay’s footsteps, Hewlett-Packard is planning to split in two

The company will separate its computer and printer business from its corporate hardware and services operations by the end of 2015.

From Business ETC An alleged iPhone 6 prototype is currently selling for €48,800 on eBay Splash The Cash

An alleged iPhone 6 prototype is currently selling for €48,800 on eBay

The prototype, which runs Apple’s diagnostic mode, was accidentally sent to a customer by US mobile phone network Verizon, and has been put up for sale on eBay.

Brazil’s president sees off ex-maid and ‘smooth operator’ to win first-round vote

Dilma Rousseff won the first-round election last night and now faces a run-off against her centre-right opponent.

From Business ETC Dubai state-owned oil company plans €627m buyout of Irish exploration firm Dubai In

Dubai state-owned oil company plans €627m buyout of Irish exploration firm

Dragon Oil wants to take over Ireland-based Petroceltic, but no official offer is on the table yet.

From Business ETC Facebook Messenger could soon allow you to send money to your friends Money Money Money

Facebook Messenger could soon allow you to send money to your friends

A hidden payments service was found in the current version of Facebook’s messaging app, allowing users to transfer cash via debit card.

‘If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun’

Irish aid agencies are warning that the conflict could cause a famine by early next year.

From Business ETC The magic (or income) is gone at Disneyland Paris and it’s getting a bailout Fairy Godmother

The magic (or income) is gone at Disneyland Paris and it’s getting a bailout

It’s been an up and down ride for the park since it opened in 1992

From Business ETC Another 450 tech jobs could come to Ireland with transatlantic cash injection Jobswatch

Another 450 tech jobs could come to Ireland with transatlantic cash injection

€56 million in funding coming from SmartInvest, which recognises Irish “entrepreneurial spirit”.

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers on the rise Traffic

Aer Lingus passenger numbers on the rise

Passengers numbers are now up 4.5% for the first nine months of the year.

Australian chef ‘cooked’ parts of girlfriend’s body, according to media reports

The young man was found dead outside his apartment in a suspected suicide.

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

International - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Hong Kong protesters told to leave within hours, or face ‘serious consequences’

Some groups have withdrawn, but only to reinforce other areas.

US woman accused of digging up her father claims ‘he would be okay with it’

She was in search of his “real will”… but only found a pack of cigarettes.

Why Google bins 58% of the CVs it receives

Attention to detail is very important.

Peace activist rescued after attempting to cross Caribbean in “hamster wheel”

When the Coast Gurard first arrived Reza Baluchi asked them how to get to Bermuda

From The Score Falcao fires United to victory over Everton Difference Maker

Falcao fires United to victory over Everton

The Red Devils moved into fourth in the league following their home win over the Toffees.

Vatican looks to reform church’s stance on ‘living in sin’, marriage, and divorce

Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.

Body believed to be Alice Gross murder suspect removed from park after being found dead

The body, believed to be convicted killer, Arnis Zalkalns was found a mile from where the teenager’s body was found.

Italy is fighting mafia bosses by taking away their sons

The boys are taken to a kind of rehab.

Mass grave in Mexico being linked to disappearance of 43 students

At least 15 bodies have been recovered from the site so far.

International - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Body found in search for Alice Gross murder suspect

An area just a mile from where the teenager’s body was found in West London on Wednesday has been cordoned off.

Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong

The city’s chief secretary has again urged them to leave.

“My Teenage Sweetheart Was Killed To Preserve Her Family’s ‘Honour’”

Amina and Sarah Said were just 18 and 17 years old when they were murdered. Their father is the chief suspect.

After months of mapping mystery part of Indian Ocean, desolate search for MH370 resumes

The area was largely unknown to scientists before the new maps were made.

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit

Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

What are YouTube’s earliest stars up to now?

Hide yo’….Israelites?

Poll: Should images from IS execution videos be published by the media? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should images from IS execution videos be published by the media?

Even outlets who have previously published them have stopped, what do you think?

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults – Amnesty

Police are being accused of ‘standing by’ as protesters were attacked.