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Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two killed, 18 injured in New York gas explosion and building collapse New York This post contains images

Two killed, 18 injured in New York gas explosion and building collapse

The cause of the blast is still unclear but locals said it was so powerful it knocked groceries off the shelves of nearby stores.

From TheJournal.ie Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent Justice

Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent

The 64-year-old was freed following new information which showed he was not present at the murder he was accused of.

Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Friend says Pistorius fired gun out of car sunroof after fight with policeman Trial

Friend says Pistorius fired gun out of car sunroof after fight with policeman

The athlete’s demeanor in court today was drastically different from the previous day, when he needed a vomit bucket.

From Business ETC Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube Censorship

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that the government was considering shutting down Facebook and youTube in a bid to prevent secretly wiretapped recordings from being leaked.

From The Score US investment firm builds up stake in Man United Possession Football

US investment firm builds up stake in Man United

The ominously-named Baron Capital now owns 24 per cent of shares the Glazers put up for sale.

From TheJournal.ie Terrorism looking less likely as mystery of plane disappearance deepens Search Goes On

Terrorism looking less likely as mystery of plane disappearance deepens

The announcement form the internationl police force comes as searches have completely shifted their focus to opposite Malaysian coast.

Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Oil slick not from missing Malaysia jet Hope Fading

Oil slick not from missing Malaysia jet

Investigators say they are chasing ‘every angle’ on the jet that went missing two days ago.

From TheJournal.ie Riot squad arrest 73 at pre-St Patrick’s Day ‘Blarney Blowout’ at US college Drunken Mayhem

Riot squad arrest 73 at pre-St Patrick’s Day ‘Blarney Blowout’ at US college

One resident near the University of Massachusetts said the scenes were like “a revolution”.

From TheJournal.ie Security guard says Pistorius told him “everything is fine” Trial

Security guard says Pistorius told him “everything is fine”

The murder trial moves into its second week in Pretoria.

Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre Crimea

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre

Around 20 attackers entered the base without firing a shot, report say.

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius ex-girlfriend testifies on alleged cheating, gun possession South Africa

Pistorius ex-girlfriend testifies on alleged cheating, gun possession

The court heard that Pistorius always carried a firearm while he was dating Samantha Taylor.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the 16th century jet pack-wearing rocket cats Felines In Flight

Meet the 16th century jet pack-wearing rocket cats

Was it a harebrained scheme? Yes.

Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC Shaq wants you to fund the sequel to one of the worst games ever made Shaq Attack

Shaq wants you to fund the sequel to one of the worst games ever made

If you donate $500 to it, Shaq will follow you on Instagram and will like and comment on your photos.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Don’t try this at home… meet the ‘human hamsters’ In Orbit This post contains images

Pics: Don’t try this at home… meet the ‘human hamsters’

Two artists are living in a hamster wheel for 10 days… one on the outside and one on the inside.

Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp’s death, trial told Murder Trial

Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp’s death, trial told

A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.

Tuesday 4 March, 2014

US town makes it legal to annoy people on purpose

Basically, they’ve legalised your younger brother.

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius trial dramatically interrupted after TV station shows witness photo South Africa

Pistorius trial dramatically interrupted after TV station shows witness photo

Judge Thokozile Masipa has warned the media to respect the court’s ruling that images of witnesses who ask for privacy cannot be shown.

Monday 3 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial On Trial

Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial

The first witness in the trial has described hearing ‘blood-curdling screams’ from the house on the night of the murder.

Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one’ says US Secretary of State Warning

‘If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one’ says US Secretary of State

John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.

Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russia approves use of military in Ukraine RUSSIAN FORCES

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

Friday 28 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a toxic mix of drugs: NYC officials Tragic

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a toxic mix of drugs: NYC officials

The cocktail included heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Thousands at risk’ after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar Burma

‘Thousands at risk’ after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

From TheJournal.ie Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home, says he’s definitely alive Oops

Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home, says he’s definitely alive

Family members say the 78-year-old told them he’s happy to be alive.

From Business ETC Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for bankruptcy after major theft Game Over

Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for bankruptcy after major theft

MtGox’s debts totaled more than $65 million and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoin, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for.

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From The Score LeBron James makes comeback in bad-ass mask, leads Heat to win Masked Man

LeBron James makes comeback in bad-ass mask, leads Heat to win

The New York Knicks were taken apart South Beach.

Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Score Boston Marathon bans bags as part of ramped-up security plan Boston Strong

Boston Marathon bans bags as part of ramped-up security plan

Irish runners travelling to the famous race will need to know the new stringent rules.

From TheJournal.ie NASA finds ‘bonanza’ of 715 new planets, but how many could support life? Uncharted Space

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.