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Saturday 28 June, 2014

From The Score ‘I hit my face against the player’ – Suarez denies biting Chiellini You're Joking Right?

‘I hit my face against the player’ – Suarez denies biting Chiellini

In his statement to FIFA, the Uruguay striker claims he lost his footing and fell on his Italian opponent.

From TheJournal.ie Golden Gate Bridge to get $76 million suicide barrier San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge to get $76 million suicide barrier

Since the structure opened in 1937, officials say more than 1,400 people have plunged to their deaths.

From TheJournal.ie The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

From TheJournal.ie Soul legend Bobby Womack dies aged 70 RIP

Soul legend Bobby Womack dies aged 70

Womack was a stirring singer and guitarist who had hits like “Across 110th Street,” ”If You Think You’re Lonely Now” and “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much”.

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Friday 27 June, 2014

From The Score Five-time US champion competes at nationals… despite being 34 weeks pregnant Mother And Child

Five-time US champion competes at nationals… despite being 34 weeks pregnant

800m runner Alysia Montano says she ‘took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy’ yesterday.

From The Score Tour de France marks World War I centennial Le Tour

Tour de France marks World War I centennial

100 years after the start of the Great War, the peloton will remember the millions who fought and died in Europe.

Shia LaBeouf arrested during Broadway show of Cabaret

He had to be taken from the theatre during the show’s interval.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a 60 – 88% chance weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ will strike this year Weather Extremes

There’s a 60 – 88% chance weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ will strike this year

El Nino is a flow of unusually warm waters from the Pacific Ocean that shakes up climate patterns worldwide.

Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Convict captured after 41 years by facial recognition technology Busted

Convict captured after 41 years by facial recognition technology

Ronald Dwaine Carnes eluded authorities for 41 years using the IDs of two dead boys.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal Demilitarised Zone

‘Buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal

The ‘buffer zones’ meant anti-abortion protesters had to stay 35-feet from clinics.

From TheJournal.ie A US couple accidentally flew to Grenada instead of Granada… Whoops

A US couple accidentally flew to Grenada instead of Granada…

The couple asked a member of the airline’s crew what was going on… “He said ‘Spain? What are you talking about?”

From TheJournal.ie Missing MH370 was “highly, highly likely” on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed Still Missing

Missing MH370 was “highly, highly likely” on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed

Investigators said that autopilot would had to have been manually switched on – but it’s still not known when it began running on autopilot.

Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a space tourist? Company gets lift off for balloons which go 20 miles above Earth Up Up And Away
From TheJournal.ie Researcher arrested after faking data for a HIV vaccine Bad Science

Researcher arrested after faking data for a HIV vaccine

The scientist confessed to spiking samples of blood to make a HIV vaccine appear to have great promise.

From TheJournal.ie Explosions at four subway stations in Egypt Cairo

Explosions at four subway stations in Egypt

Two people have been wounded.

From TheJournal.ie US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances Iraq

US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances

Another four teams will arrive in the coming days.

Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Adorable little puppy gets head stuck in wheel and breaks our hearts

Why do bad things happen to cute puppies?

From Business ETC Stuck trying to find a parking space? This robot will park your car for you Sweet Spot

Stuck trying to find a parking space? This robot will park your car for you

If you happen to be in Düsseldorf airport, that is.

Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The astonishing ‘rattler’ shifts that US air traffic controllers work Up And Away

The astonishing ‘rattler’ shifts that US air traffic controllers work

Controllers are allowed to work five shifts over four 24-hour periods.

Saturday 21 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie People are paying $14k for abandoned houses in Detroit Fixer Upper

People are paying $14k for abandoned houses in Detroit

And they still need to fix them up. It’s all part of a plan to clean up the Motor City.

Meet Peanut, officially the ugliest dog in the world

He has a surprisingly heartwarming story.

Friday 20 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Harley Davidson to unveil its first electric motorbike Vroom Vroom

Harley Davidson to unveil its first electric motorbike

Several dozen riders will take a 30-city US tour to drive the bikes and provide feedback.

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