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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Thursday 27 February, 2014

Irish dad describes shock after wife gives birth on pedestrian crossing

She was trying to hail a taxi in New York at the time.

Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Students hacked to death and burned alive at their secondary school Islamic Militants

Students hacked to death and burned alive at their secondary school

Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at the school in Nigeria and shot and killed anyone who tried to escape.

Couple find €7million in rare gold coins buried in their back garden

They discovered the haul in a rusty old can, while out walking their dog.

From The Score Pro golfer backtracks after disparaging tweet about Michael Sam Mis-hit

Pro golfer backtracks after disparaging tweet about Michael Sam

The Amerian football star came out publicly recently.

Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The Score Former boxing world champion killed in Venezuela RIP

Former boxing world champion killed in Venezuela

A former two-division WBA world champion Antonio Cermeno was found dead after being kidnapped.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 ‘top’ gay people Uganda

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 ‘top’ gay people

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

Monday 24 February, 2014

Kids’ spelling bee postponed because organisers ran out of words

The 11 and 13-year-old finalists left organisers choking on their dictionary dust.

Saturday 22 February, 2014

Video shop owner takes pity on customer arrested for not returning Jennifer Lopez video

The charges were dropped after the story went viral around the world.

Friday 21 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China Nice To Meet You

Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China

The meeting was only announced late last night and is being held behind closed doors.

Thursday 20 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Brooks cleared on charge of paying for photo of Prince William in a bikini No Strings

Brooks cleared on charge of paying for photo of Prince William in a bikini

The photo was taken at a 007-themed party that the prince was attending with Kate Middleton in 2006.

Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 84-year-old nun among three jailed in US for breaking into ‘Fort Knox of uranium’ Nuclear Nun

84-year-old nun among three jailed in US for breaking into ‘Fort Knox of uranium’

Sister Megan Rice led her supporters in singing “Sacred the land, sacred the water, sacred the sky, holy and true” during sentencing.

Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Photos: 13 people killed in Kiev after police storm protest camp Ukraine

Photos: 13 people killed in Kiev after police storm protest camp

The violence today was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests.

From The Score Miami Dolphins bullying: Richie Incognito apologises for behaviour NFL

Miami Dolphins bullying: Richie Incognito apologises for behaviour

The offensive lineman says he acted like a big baby.

From TheJournal.ie Nuclear talks back on in Vienna — but little optimism a deal can be agreed Curbs

Nuclear talks back on in Vienna — but little optimism a deal can be agreed

Iran and six world powers are hoping to reach a final deal on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.

Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Activist says she was detained at Olympics over ‘Gay is OK’ flag Sochi

Activist says she was detained at Olympics over ‘Gay is OK’ flag

Police have denied that Vladimir Luxuria was detained, but she says she was held but not charged.

US students make gigantic snowball, wreak havoc on campus

The thing weighed over 57 stone. Can you IMAGINE?

From Business ETC Three former bankers charged in connection with UK lending rate fixing Libor

Three former bankers charged in connection with UK lending rate fixing

It brings the total of people charged in relation to the scandal to six.

From The Score Augusta ice storm puts an end to Eisenhower Tree US Masters

Augusta ice storm puts an end to Eisenhower Tree

The famous tree at the 17th hole was removed yesterday.

Sunday 16 February, 2014

Jim Henson’s puppeteer son dies of heart attack at 48 RIP

Jim Henson’s puppeteer son dies of heart attack at 48

John Henson suffered the attack while playing in the snow with his daughter.

Saturday 15 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Both sides in Syrian dispute told: ‘Spend some time apart’ Civil War

Both sides in Syrian dispute told: ‘Spend some time apart’

Talks in Geneva have ended with no agreement and no date for a third round of negotiations set.

Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Score Miami Dolphins ‘bullying’ inquiry says Richie Incognito and two other players harassed Martin NFL
From TheJournal.ie Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional Marriage Equality

Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia has become the first state in the south of the US to overturn a public prohibition of same-sex marriage.

Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Score 10 things you need to know about the men’s Olympic hockey tournament Sochi 2014

10 things you need to know about the men’s Olympic hockey tournament

From the battle between Crosby and Ovechkin to much less fighting than you might expect.

Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect Court

Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if found guilty.

Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Families of women claiming to be Mandela’s daughters not seeking inheritance Paternity

Families of women claiming to be Mandela’s daughters not seeking inheritance

The two women were reportedly born during Mandela’s stormy marriage to Mase, with whom he had four children.

Monday 10 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was the most generous American in 2013 Like

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was the most generous American in 2013

He gave away 18 million shares of Facebook stock – guess how much that’s worth?

From TheJournal.ie Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson Baghdad

Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson

Seven car bombs as well as several explosive belts were found the area.

Saturday 8 February, 2014

TV bosses have axed US X Factor Axe Factor This post contains a poll

TV bosses have axed US X Factor

It’s all over for Simon Cowell’s baby in the States.

From The Score Shakhtar striker Maicon dies in a traffic accident RIP

Shakhtar striker Maicon dies in a traffic accident

The 25-year-old passed away early this morning, the club said.

Thursday 6 February, 2014

Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move Cigarettes

US pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in €1.5bn move

Cigarettes and other tobacco products will no longer be sold in any of the CVS’s 7,600 stores from later this year.

From The Score Wiggins children bullied after Armstrong scandal Vicious Cycle

Wiggins children bullied after Armstrong scandal

The former Tour champion had to move his two kids to another school last year, he says.

From Business ETC Google’s former CEO gets $100 million stock award Easy Money

Google’s former CEO gets $100 million stock award

Eric Schmidt also gets a $6 million cash bonus for his contributions to Google last year.

Tuesday 4 February, 2014

This happy dog was rescued after falling into a ten-foot-deep sinkhole

Mack the German shepherd fell into the hole while out for a walk.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery woman leaves $15,000 tip for three waitresses Hey Big Spender

Mystery woman leaves $15,000 tip for three waitresses

And you thought you were a good tipper?

Police investigate reports of “screaming” from house, find pigs having sex

Terrible crime being committed? No. Just one very happy pig.

From TheJournal.ie Austerity sale: Portugal hopes to recoup bank bailout cash by selling art Art For Cash

Austerity sale: Portugal hopes to recoup bank bailout cash by selling art

The government has been left short of cash for spending on culture, so it is putting the Miro collection up for auction.