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International - Today’s News

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International - Yesterday’s News

Man who crashed drone onto White House grounds says it was an accident

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were overseas when the quadcopter struck the southeast side of the grounds at about 3am.

Ten people dead after Greek fighter jet crashes at Spanish military base

Around 20 people are said to have been injured in the incident.

Horny New Yorkers are flocking to Craigslist in search of blizzard hook-ups

New York’s state Governor said today this blizzard could be a matter of life and death, so going on the pull was the obvious response.

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Steven Spielberg warns of ‘demons’ faced by Jewish people

The director was speaking to a group of Holocaust survivors in Poland today.

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

From Business ETC IMF says it ‘stands ready’ to support Greece Let's Talk

IMF says it ‘stands ready’ to support Greece

Anti-austerity party Syriza won a landslide election.

From Business ETC Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4* Big Spender

Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4*

*It was for a good cause, in fairness.

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it’s up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

Europe or Die: Why so many migrants risk their lives to come here

Since 2000, more than 27,000 refugees have died while attempting to cross the border.

An asteroid the size of a mountain is passing us by right now

Don’t worry, it won’t crash into us.

Tieless and taking a civil not religious oath, Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

The Syriza leader took a civil instead of a religious oath.

Man who prank called Cameron was ‘off his face on booze and cocaine’

The man pretended to be the head of spy agency GCHQ.

From Business ETC Planning a last-minute Super Bowl trip? Check out these awesome Airbnb rentals in Phoenix Property Porn

Planning a last-minute Super Bowl trip? Check out these awesome Airbnb rentals in Phoenix

Planning a trip to the biggest US sporting event of the year? No? … Like looking at pictures of fancy and/or unusual houses? Well, read on, then…

Greece’s new prime minister reckons Sinn Féin will win the election next year

Alexis Tsipras’s victory speech last night included a reference to Ireland.

Hackers claiming to support Islamic State have done this to Malaysia Airlines

It is the latest attack linked to a group calling itself the Lizard Squad.

Celtic punk band to Republican Governor: “Stop using our music … we literally hate you”

Scott Walker’s use of their song is a “like a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap” according to the Dropkick Murphys.

Northeast US braces for “crippling and potentially historic” snow storm

“This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents.

Who are Syriza?

Are they as radical as is claimed?

International - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The42 How long would you last in the Royal Rumble? Quiz

How long would you last in the Royal Rumble?

The Royal Rumble is on tonight so here’s your chance to finally find out how you’d get on.

Greece’s far-left Syriza party race ahead in exit polls as government concedes defeat

Exit polls have placed support for the party at between 35.5% and 39.5%.

Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage

A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan.

Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

Watch: Dashboard cam captures moment of deadly rocket attack in Ukraine Rebel Advance This post contains videos

Watch: Dashboard cam captures moment of deadly rocket attack in Ukraine

The attack is blamed on pro-Russian rebels and killed 30 people.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: A money-conjuring trick, billionaires’ paradise and so many buzzwords Inbox Me

International - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From Business ETC It looks like IAG really wants to get their hands on Aer Lingus Takeover

It looks like IAG really wants to get their hands on Aer Lingus

Reports today suggest that company has tabled ANOTHER offer for the airline.

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool v Bolton, FA Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Liverpool v Bolton, FA Cup

We were at Anfield for today’s late kick-off as the Championship side tried to create another upset on a hugely dramatic day.

The true – and tragic – story of the real American Sniper

Chris Kyle has 160 confirmed kills under his belt from his time as a Navy SEAL sniper in Iraq.

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Here’s how the world’s most advanced missile-defence system works USA

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution

It is not yet clear whether the video shows two kidnapped Japanese hostages.

Ireland to pay respects at King Abdullah condolence service

Ambassador Tony Cotter is representing the Department of Foreign Affairs.

One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party

Paul Murphy says a Syriza win could provoke a ‘further radicalisation in Ireland’.

We thought we had it bad… these lads only got ONE hour of sun last month

Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years

A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.

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