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International - Today’s News

From Business ETC Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out We Are Not Amused

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport is missing out on those extra passengers.

Mexico orders mayor’s arrest over 43 missing students

The arrest has been ordered of the mayor of of Iguala, where 6 people died and 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

From Business ETC Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out Sinking Feeling

Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out

The supermarket chain’s Irish performance was the worst of any country for the last six months.

‘Canada will never be intimidated, terrorists will have no safe haven’

A gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial yesterday.

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International - Yesterday’s News

Soldier shot outside Canada’s parliament has died – and the gunman remains at large

A huge manhunt is underway on the streets of Ottawa.

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.

Close one: Ukrainian girl has lucky escape from explosive debris

She walked away, seemingly unharmed.

Three teen girls suspected of trying to join IS stopped at German airport

The three Colorado girls were heading for Turkey.

From The Score As it happened: Liverpool v Real Madrid, Champions League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Liverpool v Real Madrid, Champions League

We had live coverage from Anfield as the Merseysiders hoped to cause a shock.

American jailed over ‘Bible left in nightclub bathroom’ freed from North Korea

However, two Americans remain in hard labour camps in the country.

From Business ETC With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year Like

With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year

It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.

From The Daily Edge Café owner who banned rowdy kids from her premises defends her decision Australia

Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state

The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.

There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why*

*We’re talking about the people, not the *ahem* beauty treatment.

From Business ETC Why one Irish bank will probably fail European stress tests, but you shouldn’t worry (much) Don't Stress

Why one Irish bank will probably fail European stress tests, but you shouldn’t worry (much)

Results will come out on Sunday. Don’t they know it’s a long weekend?

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son No Answers This post contains videos

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son

Paul Cantlie had made an emotional appeal for the safe return of his son, John.

Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal

McCaffery exchanged emails with a member of the Office of Attorney General that depicted sexual acts .

There may be a cure for Ebola “within weeks”

The serum will use the blood of people who recovered from the disease.

Bodies of four babies found in Canada storage locker

Police say they are speaking with “a number of individuals”.

One of the men who brought down Richard Nixon has died

Ben Bradlee, who edited the Washington Post for 23 years, has died.

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

International - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5 years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The 27-year-old athlete was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

From Business ETC Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores Thanks Penneys

Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores

Seven, in fact. Thanks Penneys… or, eh, Sears…

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.

From Business ETC Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse Human Rights

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.

From Business ETC Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail The Lockout

Nepal plans new safety rules after country’s worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead

518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.

From Business ETC Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead Taking A Shot

Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead

Dublin-headquartered Shire and US company AbbVie pull the plug on their big pharma deal.

Man stones his own daughter to death in new Islamic State video

The woman was accused of adultery.

From The Daily Edge Heat says sorry for ‘unfounded report’ on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s marriage High Court

Heat says sorry for ‘unfounded report’ on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s marriage

The couple sued Heat Magazine for defamation over an article published last month.

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

What is it like to escape life in North Korea? This incredible speech will tell you Speaking Out This post contains videos

What is it like to escape life in North Korea? This incredible speech will tell you

Yeonmi Park gave a speech to the One Young World conference on Saturday.

From The Score Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016 Ruled Out

Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016

Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.

Oscar Pistorius ‘could be out of jail in 10 months’

Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail, but could be out in one sixth of that time.

Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl

He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.

From Business ETC Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad’s day done? Padded Out

Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad’s day done?

Smartphone sales were worth over half the company’s income in the last three months.

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay Shopping Spree

Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

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