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Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From Business ETC That US jury’s Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business Thicke And Fast

That US jury’s Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

From TheJournal.ie Armed men escape with €9m of jewels in French motorway heist Daring

Armed men escape with €9m of jewels in French motorway heist

Police are now searching for the perpetrators.

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Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s children $7million over Blurred Lines

The pair have to pay $7.4 million to Gaye’s kids for copying their father’s music.

From TheJournal.ie Jury finds Robin Thicke and Pharrell ripped off Marvin Gaye to create ‘Blurred Lines’ Got To Give It Up

Jury finds Robin Thicke and Pharrell ripped off Marvin Gaye to create ‘Blurred Lines’

The Gayes’ lawyer branded Williams and Thicke liars who copied Gaye’s hit ‘Got to Give It Up’ outright.

From TheJournal.ie Ten people, including two Olympians, killed as helicopters collide mid-air Tragedy

Ten people, including two Olympians, killed as helicopters collide mid-air

Camille Muffat was a gold medallist at London 2012.

Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State Sydney

Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State

Authorities said the boys were radicalised over the Internet and their parents were shocked.

Saturday 7 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Show where couples have sex in a box is aired in US despite complaints Sex Box

Show where couples have sex in a box is aired in US despite complaints

It’s based on a Channel 4 show concept.

Friday 6 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Islamic State group are destroying the site of an ancient city City Of Nimrud

The Islamic State group are destroying the site of an ancient city

The group are said to be ‘bulldozing’ the ancient city of Nimrud.

Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Blogger jailed for poisoning her five-year-old son to death with salt Guilty

Blogger jailed for poisoning her five-year-old son to death with salt

Lacey Spears blogged for years about her son’s health problems.

Monday 2 March, 2015

From Business ETC Bill Gates has a reason to smile today… Movers And Shakers

Bill Gates has a reason to smile today…

The Forbes rich list is out and there’s a former basketball player on it.

From TheJournal.ie Thieves make off with A LOT of gold in armed attack on a security van United States

Thieves make off with A LOT of gold in armed attack on a security van

It’s like Die Hard with a Vengeance. Kinda.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of ‘Jihadi John’ says she recognised son’s voice in hostage videos Radicalised
From TheJournal.ie Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision A First

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision

The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.

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From TheJournal.ie ‘The Michelangelo of buttocks injections’ on trial for murder Black Madam

‘The Michelangelo of buttocks injections’ on trial for murder

She claimed that Kanye West dropped off Amber Rose for a procedure when the two were dating.

From The42 Pádraig Harrington’s hopes fade as Poulter, Casey tied going to Monday sprint at Honda Classic Long Weekend

Sunday 1 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tourists warned of white heroin being sold as cocaine Amsterdam

Tourists warned of white heroin being sold as cocaine

Three tourists have already become ill as a result of the drug in the past few days.

From TheJournal.ie Fascinating… Five facts you may not have known about Spock’s ears (yes, just his ears) Aural History

Fascinating… Five facts you may not have known about Spock’s ears (yes, just his ears)

Star Trek producers promised Leonard Nimoy that if the pointy ears didn’t appeal to the viewing public, Spock could undergo an in-series “ear job”.

Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers’ defamation suit Allegations

Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers’ defamation suit

The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby’s representatives publicly branded them as liars.

From TheJournal.ie Seven people shot dead in shooting rampage in small US town Missouri

Seven people shot dead in shooting rampage in small US town

The gunman also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie An ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant has been killed in a triple murder United States

An ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant has been killed in a triple murder

Mirijana Puhar was killed along with two others in North Carolina on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Men arrested for plotting to join IS talked about shooting Barack Obama Islamic State

Men arrested for plotting to join IS talked about shooting Barack Obama

The men were vocal online, the FBI said.

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Cliff Richard police inquiry ‘significantly expanded’ UK

Cliff Richard police inquiry ‘significantly expanded’

The investigation relates to claims of sexual assault.

From TheJournal.ie Man found guilty of murdering “American Sniper” Guilty

Man found guilty of murdering “American Sniper”

Chris Kyle was killed at a Texas gun range in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Jamaica has legalised ‘ganja’ (no, it wasn’t always legit) Ganja

Jamaica has legalised ‘ganja’ (no, it wasn’t always legit)

Only small amounts of weed will be permitted under new laws.

Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dozens injured after California train crashes into truck on tracks Derailment

Dozens injured after California train crashes into truck on tracks

The driver of the truck fled the scene but is now in police custody.

From TheJournal.ie Weed is now legal in another US state Green Light

Weed is now legal in another US state

Alaska joins Colorado and Washington State in the cannabis club.

Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The NSA may be able to listen to phone calls around the world The Sims

The NSA may be able to listen to phone calls around the world

That’s according to Edward Snowden.

From TheJournal.ie Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly is being accused of lying about being in a warzone Faux News?

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly is being accused of lying about being in a warzone

Bill O’Reilly claimed he was in the Falklands. A magazine says he wasn’t.

Parks & Rec writer and creator of ‘humblebrag’ Harris Wittels dies of suspected overdose RIP

Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Parents arrested after 7-week-old baby dies of starvation Maltreatment

Parents arrested after 7-week-old baby dies of starvation

Prosecutors allege Data Toria Hancock was not given adequate food and medical care.

From TheJournal.ie Blast at California refinery injures four people Explosion

Blast at California refinery injures four people

The facility’s flare system was triggered to burn off fuel that could add to the fire.

From TheJournal.ie Two members of Nicki Minaj’s tour crew stabbed, one fatally Roadies

Two members of Nicki Minaj’s tour crew stabbed, one fatally

Another tour crew member was also injured.

Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man creates black ice using buckets of water to mask drink driving crash Dangerous Driving

Man creates black ice using buckets of water to mask drink driving crash

Police said it took a half-ton of salt to melt the ice and make the road passable.

From TheJournal.ie Mother’s plea to thieves who stole her baby boy’s ashes but left the box storing them Left Behind
From TheJournal.ie “It was like an atomic bomb went off”: Massive train blaze forces evacuation of hundreds of houses Fireballs

“It was like an atomic bomb went off”: Massive train blaze forces evacuation of hundreds of houses

Fires were still burning nearly nine hours after the crash, in the state of West Virginia.

Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows singer Lesley Gore has died, aged 68 You Don't Own Me

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows singer Lesley Gore has died, aged 68

She had been working on a stage version of her life when she died.

From TheJournal.ie A scorpion sneaked onto a US flight and stung a passenger Scorpion On A Plane

A scorpion sneaked onto a US flight and stung a passenger

The flight was then delayed for an hour while flight attendants made sure there were no other stowaways in the cabin.

From TheJournal.ie Tourist injured at bull run on the mend after massive goring wound Salamanca

Tourist injured at bull run on the mend after massive goring wound

Ouch. Ouch ouch. Ouch ouch ouch.

Saturday 14 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Danish police search for gunman after man killed in ‘likely terror attack’ Copenhagen

Danish police search for gunman after man killed in ‘likely terror attack’

The police said the victim was a 40-year-old man.