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Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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…

From TheJournal.ie Nepal plans new safety rules after country’s worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead Tragedy

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

518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.

A woman got stuck in a chimney while breaking into the home of a guy she met online

What’s she gonna look like with a chimney on her?

From TheJournal.ie 10 years in jail or house arrest? Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today for killing his girlfriend Sentencing

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.

Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This year could be the hottest EVER recorded Hot Hot Hot

This year could be the hottest EVER recorded

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

Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Score Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog Fitness

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

You don’t get this in the Phoenix Park.

Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Police officer who shot unarmed black teen says he ‘feared for his life’ Ferguson

Police officer who shot unarmed black teen says he ‘feared for his life’

Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson in August.

From TheJournal.ie Concert planner found dead after 16 die at South Korea pop performance South Korea

Concert planner found dead after 16 die at South Korea pop performance

The man was found not far from where 16 people watching a K-Pop concert died in an accident.

Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Americans pay their respects on the go at drive-thru funeral home RIP Express

Americans pay their respects on the go at drive-thru funeral home

Curtains covering the window open when sensors underneath the pavement recognise the presence of a car and you then have three minutes to view the body.

Joan Rivers’ cause of death ruled as ‘low blood oxygen’ during surgery

The 81-year-old passed away in September.

From TheJournal.ie Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead Accident

Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead

It’s believed the concert goers standing on the grate fell 65 feet.

From TheJournal.ie Himalayan avalanches leave 29 people dead and hikers stranded on mountain Rescue

Himalayan avalanches leave 29 people dead and hikers stranded on mountain

Dozens of people have taken shelter in small lodges and huts.

From Business ETC Long-term gambles causes Google’s earnings to fall Moonshots

Long-term gambles causes Google’s earnings to fall

The hiring of nearly 3,000 more employees and investing in “moon shot” projects like driverless cars and drones has caused expenses to increase by 30%.

Thursday 16 October, 2014

Irish pub in Vegas hosts continuous two weeks of non-stop live music

Irish musicians are keeping the sound going in a bid to break a record.

From TheJournal.ie Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case Air Travel

Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case

A passenger travelling from Lagos in Nigeria is reported to have a fever and shivers

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola Virus

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

Man arrested for ‘aggressively’ mopping floor

They begged him to stop.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Blosom, the world’s tallest cow

Meet Blosom, the world’s tallest cow

Blosom’s owner decided to keep her as a pet when she was just a calf and she’s now 13-years-old.

From TheJournal.ie Reeva Steenkamp’s killing “ruined our whole family” South Africa

Reeva Steenkamp’s killing “ruined our whole family”

That’s what her cousin Kim Martin told the court today.

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From TheJournal.ie A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola Dallas

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Reeva Steenkamp’s family rejected “blood money” from Pistorius Sentencing

Reeva Steenkamp’s family rejected “blood money” from Pistorius

His sentencing hearing heard today that he offered the family $34,000.

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia leader vows to go ahead with independence vote in new form Independence

Catalonia leader vows to go ahead with independence vote in new form

Artur Mas was forced to suspended the referendum after the Spanish government challenged its legality.

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From TheJournal.ie Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts Virus

Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts

With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.

Sunday 12 October, 2014

Parents discover son isn’t dead when he answers door at girlfriend’s house

The couple were wrongly informed that their son had died in a car crash.

Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns Suspect Cases

Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns

This brings the number currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms to 16.

From TheJournal.ie Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners Ai Weiwei

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners

Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’ EBOLA

‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Details of the Palin family brawl have emerged and they’re not pretty… You Betcha

Details of the Palin family brawl have emerged and they’re not pretty…

Bristol Palin is accused of repeatedly punching a man in the face.

Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Score Adrian Peterson ‘smoked a little weed’ before drug test – reports Charges

Adrian Peterson ‘smoked a little weed’ before drug test – reports

A motion has been filed to revoke the NFL star’s bond.

From The Score Lee Westwood criticises United States for airing ‘dirty laundry in public’ after Ryder Cup defeat Ryder Cup

Lee Westwood criticises United States for airing ‘dirty laundry in public’ after Ryder Cup defeat

The European star reckons it should be kept in the team room.

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen – police say he fired first Tensions

Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen – police say he fired first

St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.

Good guy cop buys struggling mum a car seat instead of giving her a fine

“A ticket doesn’t solve the situation”.

Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Watch: NASA’s first space walk in a year is happening above your head right now Back In The Saddle

Watch: NASA’s first space walk in a year is happening above your head right now

US based space walks were curtailed last year after an Italian astronaut nearly drowned.

Sunday 5 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US woman accused of digging up her father claims ‘he would be okay with it’ Gravediggers

US woman accused of digging up her father claims ‘he would be okay with it’

She was in search of his “real will”… but only found a pack of cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Peace activist rescued after attempting to cross Caribbean in “hamster wheel” Walk On Water

Peace activist rescued after attempting to cross Caribbean in “hamster wheel”

When the Coast Gurard first arrived Reza Baluchi asked them how to get to Bermuda

From TheJournal.ie Italy is fighting mafia bosses by taking away their sons Mob Mentality

Italy is fighting mafia bosses by taking away their sons

The boys are taken to a kind of rehab.