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International - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

‘Let’s stay together’: Now Paul McCartney’s weighing in on the Scottish independence debate

Mick Jagger, Stephen Hawking and Judi Dench are also urging a ‘no’ vote next month. But Sean Connery’s heading up the celebrity ‘yes’ campaign.

Missing boy latest: Police issue European arrest warrant for parents

Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken from hospital by his father, Brett King. He is now believed to be with his family in Spain.

Seven killed as Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Sahara

The Antonov 12, which had come from Glasgow, came down near Tamanrasset airport around 2,000km south of Algiers.

‘I will not go back to get killed’: Lesotho PM flees to South Africa

Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.

Point of no return?… EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

‘We will go home one day’: Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives

“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”

20 miners rescued and five still missing after cave-in

The miners were trapped for nearly two days at an unlicensed gold mine.

International - Friday 29 August, 2014

UK increases terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

Islamic State releases another beheading video

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

Scottish referendum campaigners told to stop throwing eggs at each other

And also to stop using signs to threaten politicians.

Interpol chase parents who took ill son from hospital

The boy has a brain tumour and needs medical attention.

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