News: World

Army bomb squad carry out controlled explosion at St Stephen's Green school

Wednesday  14:46,   18 october 2017
Dublin Live

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Gardai were called to St Stephen's Green just after 5am this morning , after stores of nitric acid became unsafe at a nearby school.An spokesman for the Defence Forces told Dublin Live that the operation[...]

US tourist wins €250K on scratch card after his flight home grounded during Storm Ophelia

Wednesday  14:26,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

A US tourist won an incredible €250,000 on a scratch card after his flight home was grounded due to Storm Ophelia. Incredibly the retired public affairs professional (60s) also won €200 the previous day, while another US citizen scooped €100,000.The [...]

Cyclist befriends the driver who left him paralyzed

Wednesday  14:16,   18 october 2017
USA TODAY

<p>The two formed a friendship based on that forgiveness, and each has been instrumental in the other’s recovery since the accident a year and a half ago.</p>Freya Markowski, screaming, jumped out of her car and rushed to the bloody[...]

Taxi driver 'may know' thug who repeatedly punched teenage girl on return from night out

Wednesday  13:32,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

Taxi driver 'may know' thug who repeatedly punched teenage girl on return from night outStudent Shanan Reid McDaid was hospitalised after she was attacked by a stranger while waiting to get a cab home after a night out in[...]

Police hunt suspected serial child sex offender

Wednesday  13:30,   18 october 2017
Sky News

Police are hunting a potential serial child sex attacker suspected of targeting victims as young as 11. Detectives say an offender with a similar physical description has approached and "sexually touched" his victims before running away.Three of[...]

'Dan Brown portraying our fans as thugs is unacceptable' - Tubridy

Wednesday  13:00,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

Ryan Tubridy has accused bestselling author Dan Brown of misrepresenting Irish fans after portraying them as hooligans in his new novel 'The Origin'.In the second chapter of Brown's latest book, he writes how two Irish soccer fans acted like [...]

‘Tragic’ black rhino image wins photojournalist top prize

Wednesday  11:51,   18 october 2017
Press Association

One of the judges said to “make such a tragic scene almost majestic in its sculptural power deserves the highest award”.Brent Stirton won the award for his image Memorial to a Species, taken at a game reserve in South[...]

India can help US keep an eye on Pakistan, says America's UN envoy Nikki Haley

Wednesday  11:40,   18 october 2017
International Business Times

Nikki Haley wants India's help as Trump has taken a "tougher approach to Pakistan harbouring terrorists". Read on to what America expects from India.Haley's statements come a few days after India slammed Pakistan Prime Minister[...]

Family dogs stranded as lorry strikes bridge and topples into garden

Wednesday  11:40,   18 october 2017
Press Association

It is the second time there has been an accident like this outside the house on Coombe Valley Road in Dover.Adam Coleman said he was stuck outside his house in Coombe Valley Road, in Dover, Kent, for hours on Tuesday after an articulated vehicle[...]

Ireland's weather set to get wet and windy as country waits on Storm Brian

Wednesday  11:21,   18 october 2017
MSN

Met Eireann has warned that there is a threat of spot flooding over the next few daysAfter a foggy start to the day, with some hazy sunshine in places, the day will turn cloudy and misty, particularly over south[...]

'Women are by-passing abortion law' - ex-Master of Holles Street

Wednesday  10:55,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

A former master of Holles Street Hospital will tell TDs today that "the genie is out of the bottle" when it comes to abortion as women are already taking abortion pills. Dr Peter Boylan, chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and[...]

Is this the worst council house in the UK? Mum-of-two shocked by state of property where she 'fell through floorboards'

Wednesday  09:55,   18 october 2017
MSN

Dannii Canning hoped she’d found a dream home for her family when invited to look at the property - but she was in for a let down.Dannii Canning, 26, hoped she’d found a dream home for her and children Hunter, six, and four-year-old Fienna when[...]

Arrested Chandigarh cop was handling Gurmeet Ram Rahim's escape plan: Sources

Wednesday  09:40,   18 october 2017
India Today

Arrested Chandigarh cop was handling Gurmeet Ram Rahim's escape plan: SourcesCOMPLETE COVERAGE: Ram Rahim rape[...]

Amazon Studios boss Roy Price resigns following Weinstein allegations

Wednesday  09:20,   18 october 2017
Press Association

The video head’s move came after he was put on indefinite leave by the company.Amazon Studios boss Roy Price has resigned from his role after becoming embroiled in the string of sexual allegations that have emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey[...]

325-Pound Woman Killed 9-Year-Old by Sitting on Her as Punishment, Police Say

Wednesday  08:40,   18 october 2017
Time

A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.&nbsp;A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as[...]