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International - Yesterday’s News

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).

Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery

The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.

China executed 2,400 people last year … that’s a drop of 20 per cent on 2012

The total for the rest of the world combined was 778 people in 2013, according to Amnesty International.

“Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, died in the crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using hit a snowplough on takeoff.

The man who ‘made women look and feel beautiful’: Oscar de la Renta has died RIP
Australian parliament decides NOT to make women in burqas sit in a glass enclosure

Australian parliament decides NOT to make women in burqas sit in a glass enclosure

The plan was put forward due to security concerns since the rise of the Islamic State organisation.

10 years in jail or house arrest? Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today for killing his girlfriend

Correctional services have denied reports that they were already preparing a cell for Pistorius in a high-security section of Pretoria Central Prison.

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

International - Monday 20 October, 2014

This year could be the hottest EVER recorded

Global land and sea temperatures for last month were the highest ever recorded.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66 RIP

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66

She was best known to audiences through her appearances in Oxo television commercials and the panel show Loose Women.

Charlie Flanagan has been in Europe to discuss how to fight Ebola

EU ministers have callled for ‘united, coordinated, and increased efforts’ to fight the virus.

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Flights to Germany cancelled as 10,000 Lufthansa pilots strike

A small number of flights to and from Ireland have had to be cancelled due to the strike which is causing major disruption in Germany.

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying

“I was the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing

‘[I]t’s my bus it is my rules and I don’t want to watch that, it’s disgusting, get off the bus.’

From The Daily Edge What’s the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you? Thank You Stranger

What’s the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

Share your random acts of kindness. Because it’s Monday, and we all need a boost.

Taliban toddler says he’s going to use AK47 to “shoot people”

The shocking footage is included in a BBC documentary to be broadcast tonight.

Due date for second royal baby announced

The child is expected in April next year.

Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola may now be free of the virus

Teresa Romero was the first person outside of Africa to contract the virus.

International - Sunday 19 October, 2014

How the CIA tried to raise a lost Soviet submarine with a giant crane — and sort of succeeded

The sunken Soviet submarine sank in the Pacific Ocean some 1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii.

Parents of 3 children killed in MH17 crash release heartbreaking statement

The parents say their lives are “an ongoing hell”.

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

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