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# united-states - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teenager sentenced to 11 years in jail for carving swastika on boy’s forehead America

Teenager sentenced to 11 years in jail for carving swastika on boy’s forehead

The 16-year-old told the victim that he was “very sincerely sorry”.

# united-states - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The protesters in Missouri have wrongly become enemies of the State Ferguson

Opinion: The protesters in Missouri have wrongly become enemies of the State

Blurring the boundary between law enforcement and military action creates the conditions for a military dictatorship.

# united-states - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

# united-states - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teen shooting: Tear gas and smoke bombs used on protesters Ferguson

Teen shooting: Tear gas and smoke bombs used on protesters

An unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer in the town at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’ Trapped

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

# united-states - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it’s terrifying Missouri

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it’s terrifying

‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’

From TheJournal.ie No-fly zone over town where unarmed black teen was shot by police America

No-fly zone over town where unarmed black teen was shot by police

Protests erupted in the Missouri town after the incident occurred.

# united-states - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq Nuri Al-Maliki

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.

# united-states - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton is in no doubt who she blames for the deaths in Gaza Taking Sides

Hillary Clinton is in no doubt who she blames for the deaths in Gaza

She offered a strong defence of Israel and said that criticism of the state has been “unfair”.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi Islamic State

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

# united-states - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center National Treasure

A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center

Archaeologists say it was built from same wood used to build Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.

From TheJournal.ie Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# united-states - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?

Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?

# united-states - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video: How nuclear weapons are made Radioactive

Video: How nuclear weapons are made

Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

# united-states - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries Michigan

9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries

The 12-year-old boy who allegedly carried out the attack called the police and turned himself in.

# united-states - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site Ukraine

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.

# united-states - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush Keeping It In The Family

President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush

The book will be “heartfelt, intimate, and illuminating”. Bless.

From TheJournal.ie Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US Long Walk To Freedom

# united-states - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama Oh No You Didn't

The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama

The house claims the US President overstepped his powers with the Obamacare reform bill.

# united-states - Monday 28 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’ United Nations

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

# united-states - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive Human Rights

UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive

Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.

# united-states - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback Trouble

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# united-states - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’ Ukraine

Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’

The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia

From Business ETC Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed Buy

Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed

A ‘Buy’ button has been rolled out to a limited number of companies in the United States.

# united-states - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good? Protect Yourself

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?

The FDA is investigating whether this product is harmful as people may accidentally breath in dangerous chemicals.

# united-states - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Criminal proceedings on the table as Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row Double Agent

Criminal proceedings on the table as Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

The row has damaged US-German ties, with no resolution in sight just yet.

# united-states - Friday 4 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year Come On In

All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year

Eamon Gilmore said strict rules mean aircraft can not be armed or carrying any arms.

# united-states - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it’s business as usual Pat Down

UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it’s business as usual

The US says there are concerns terror groups have developed new non-traceable explosives.

# united-states - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US: Sickening that Palestinian teen’s life has been stolen Tension

US: Sickening that Palestinian teen’s life has been stolen

The killing of the teen is thought to be an act of vengeance for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found on Monday.

# united-states - Monday 30 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn’t mean anything, says US United States

Declaration of Isis caliphate doesn’t mean anything, says US

The militants, who have seized a large swath of territory in northern and western Iraq.

# united-states - Friday 27 June, 2014

From Business ETC Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn Agriculture

Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn

Officials from the US agriculture department will first need to conclude audits on Irish farms.

From TheJournal.ie Man finds out live on-air that his son, missing for 11 days, was found alive…in his own basement What?

Man finds out live on-air that his son, missing for 11 days, was found alive…in his own basement

The 12-year-old boy was found behind a makeshift barricade of boxes.

# united-states - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The Score There’s been torrential rainfall in Recife today ahead of Germany v USA Looks Like Rain Ted

There’s been torrential rainfall in Recife today ahead of Germany v USA

The northern city has been hit by a downpour with just hours until the crucial Group G encounter.

# united-states - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sudanese woman who escaped death row charged with forgery No Escape

Sudanese woman who escaped death row charged with forgery

The new charged against the woman relates to the travel document she was carrying when authorities stopped her family from leaving the country yesterday.

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.

# united-states - Monday 23 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Woman who had just been raped told to “quit crying” by 911 operator United States

Woman who had just been raped told to “quit crying” by 911 operator

However, the operator will receive no disciplinary action.

# united-states - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries ISIL

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

# united-states - Friday 20 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fear as 86 workers in US lab exposed to anthrax Accident

Fear as 86 workers in US lab exposed to anthrax

The workers have been given antibiotics and are being monitored for signs of illness.

# united-states - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq Action

Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

He said that the US would be prepared to take targeted and precise military action.

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