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Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Blackberry surprises everyone by making a profit Turn Up For The Books

Blackberry surprises everyone by making a profit

The company was expected to continue making a loss as it changes from hardware to services, but it managed to surprise everyone by reporting a net profit of €16.8 million in the latest quarter.

Bus driver fired after surveillance cameras catch him having sex on the job

Well that’s one way to spend your lunch break.

From TheJournal.ie Attacks on foreigners in Germany rise by 20% Xenophobia

Attacks on foreigners in Germany rise by 20%

New figures show that there were 473 xenophobic attacks in 2013 – up from 393 the previous year.

Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska leaves scientists puzzled I Feel The Earth Move

Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska leaves scientists puzzled

People there aren’t used to earthquakes, and the recent cluster have some residents worried.

Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed. Al Shabab

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.

Authorities are blaming al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group, for the attack at Mpeketoni.

Sunday 15 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers ISIL This post contains images

Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers

Some images appear to depict mass killings.

From TheJournal.ie Voice of Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy and US radio legend Casey Kasem dies aged 82 Casey's Top 40

Voice of Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy and US radio legend Casey Kasem dies aged 82

It follows a long battle with a form of dementia.

Saturday 14 June, 2014

Is your $700k mansion about to fall off a cliff? It might be better to just set it on fire Ah Well This post contains images

Is your $700k mansion about to fall off a cliff? It might be better to just set it on fire

Please don’t actually set your mansion on fire.

Friday 13 June, 2014

Harrison Ford hospitalised after accident on set of new Star Wars film

The actor suffered a suspected broken ankle in yesterday’s accident.

From TheJournal.ie How does the toad cross the road? With help from a detour of a major street Frogger

How does the toad cross the road? With help from a detour of a major street

A busy Philadelphia street is detoured in the summer to allow toads cross.

Thursday 12 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie George HW Bush turns 90… and does a parachute jump George Jumpya Bush

George HW Bush turns 90… and does a parachute jump

It was his eighth parachute jump.

From Business ETC Twitter’s COO resigns from role amid slow growth problems Bye Bye Birdy

Twitter’s COO resigns from role amid slow growth problems

The change means Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo wants to see direct involvement from both the company’s engineering and product teams to help improve user growth.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for trying to shoot the moon Shoot The Moon

Man arrested for trying to shoot the moon

Literally. Shoot the moon. With a handgun.

Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Score In pictures: having a game of astro is spectacular in Rio Brazil 2014

In pictures: having a game of astro is spectacular in Rio

It almost like you’re at the World Cup, right?

From TheJournal.ie Gunman kills student during school shooting Portland

Gunman kills student during school shooting

Students were told there was a lockdown and to go to their classrooms. They were later evacuated from the school.

From TheJournal.ie This selfie is worth €37 million* NOT FOR SALE

This selfie is worth €37 million*

*Okay, we’re sick of selfies too, but this one is worth serious cash.

From The Score 5 things to watch in Game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight Ball So Hard

5 things to watch in Game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight

Welcome to Miami. The series is back in South Beach this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April Thousands Killed

Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April

Eyewitnesses say the women were forced into vehicles at gunpoint.

Monday 9 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations Egypt

Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations

A video has emerged purportedly showing a teenage girl naked and surrounded by dozens of men in Tahrir Square during the inauguration celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Hand-holding ‘mono mono’ twins released from hospital in time for Father’s Day Not A Dry Eye

Hand-holding ‘mono mono’ twins released from hospital in time for Father’s Day

The twin girls emerged from their mother’s womb last month holding hands.

Sunday 8 June, 2014

Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who pays for Michelle Obama’s wardrobe? First Lady Of Fashion

Who pays for Michelle Obama’s wardrobe?

The US taxpayer doesn’t foot the bill, but that doesn’t mean Obama pays full price.

Comedian Tracy Morgan critically injured in six-car collision

The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live star is currently in intensive care.

Friday 6 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 70 years on, here’s how D-Day was originally reported to the world D-Day

70 years on, here’s how D-Day was originally reported to the world

“Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast of France in tremendous strength by cloudy daylight today and stormed several miles inland.”

From TheJournal.ie Canada police shootings: Suspected gunman arrested after large-scale search Moncton

Canada police shootings: Suspected gunman arrested after large-scale search

Justin Bourque was being sought over the shooting dead of three police officers and the wounding of two others in Moncton, eastern Canada, on Wednesday.

Thursday 5 June, 2014

Mountain biker gets robbed at gunpoint – and films it all on his GoPro

Three men have been arrested after the footage came to light.

From TheJournal.ie US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears Homecoming

US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears

Bowe Bergdahl’s release has sparked a national debate in the US: was he an American prisoner of war? Or a deserter who abandoned his unit?

From TheJournal.ie Pilot ejects before marine jet crashes into California neighbourhood Lucky Escape

Pilot ejects before marine jet crashes into California neighbourhood

Despite crashing into a housing estate and exploding, no one was injured in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Manhunt under way after three police officers shot dead in Moncton, Canada Ongoing Search

Manhunt under way after three police officers shot dead in Moncton, Canada

Police were called after an armed man was spotted in the city last night. Three of the responding officers were shot dead.

Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean? Long Shot

Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?

Australian researchers say it’s unlikely, but they’re investigating it.

Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Score One of the NFL’s true greats, Dan Marino files concussion lawsuit against league Laces Out

One of the NFL’s true greats, Dan Marino files concussion lawsuit against league

The former Miami Dolphins quarterback is one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit last week.

From TheJournal.ie Obama and Putin may “cross paths” during D-Day commemorations Awkward

Obama and Putin may “cross paths” during D-Day commemorations

Obama is in Poland and announced a expansion of US military presence in Europe.