News: World

Investigation after Irish man (62) dies in London following alleged argument with two teenagers

Monday  16:00,   24 april 2017
Independent.ie

An Irish man has collapsed and died after allegedly having an argument with two teenagers. Police are probing the death of Joseph Kelly (62) after he was found unconscious in Moselle Avenue in Wood Green, north London on April 12.Mr Kelly was[...]

Investigation launched after Irishman dies following row with teenagers in London

Monday  16:00,   24 april 2017
Journal.ie

Joseph Kelly had been in an argument shortly before his death.Joseph Kelly, who was originally from Tullamore, Offaly, was found unconscious outside his home in the Moselle Avenue area of north London on 12[...]

US lecturer arrested at North Korean airport

Monday  14:50,   24 april 2017
Sky News

An American citizen who has been arrested in North Korea had been lecturing at a university in Pyongyang, officials have confirmed. Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, was detained as he attempted to travel from Pyongyang Airport to China with[...]

Commuter chaos as truck catches fire on busy road

Monday  13:50,   24 april 2017
Independent.ie

There was commuter chaos this morning after a truck caught fire on the N7. Three fire engines rushed to the scene of the blaze on the Naas Road, Citywest in Dublin.Dublin Fire Brigade said that the road is now re-opened and traffic is moving well in [...]

Bernie Sanders is coming to Dublin

Monday  13:40,   24 april 2017
Journal.ie

The veteran US senator will be holding ‘An Evening With…’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.The independent senator from Vermont is appearing as part of the Dalkey Book[...]

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Monday  13:35,   24 april 2017
Journal.ie

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.There has been growing controversy about the issue in recent days, with many people expressing concern about what impact the religious order owning the hospital could[...]

Mike Samwell Murder: Police Arrest Man In Connection With Chorlton Attack

Monday  09:46,   24 april 2017
Huffington Post UK

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a former Navy officer in Chorlton, Greater Manchester, police said. Mike Samwell, 35, died after going to confront intruders who broke into his home as he slept upstairs with his wife [...]

May Eyes Labour Votes as Poll Gives Party Biggest Lead Since '91

Monday  09:35,   24 april 2017
Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party looked to broaden its appeal to voters beyond its traditional base as most weekend polls showed it holding lead of at least 20 percentage points over the opposition Labour Party. With pollster[...]

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Monday  08:54,   24 april 2017
AFP

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday. Russia's military spending was $69.2 billion[...]

French Parties Unify Against Le Pen: ‘This Is Deadly Serious Now’

Monday  08:54,   24 april 2017
The New York Times

Marine Le Pen’s advancement to France’s presidential runoff on May 7 is a political earthquake. But now the other parties are unifying to stop her.But that remarkable accomplishment is so alarming to so many in France that as soon as the preliminary [...]

Teen who lost his hands becomes unlikely basketball hero

Monday  08:51,   24 april 2017
CBS News

Despite riding the bench all season, Jamarion Styles earned a reputation as the hardest worker on his teamEvery week, 13-year-old Jamarion Styles came to a community center in Boca Raton, Florida, hoping to play basketball with the other[...]

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

Monday  08:51,   24 april 2017
Associated Press

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's[...]

France’s best hope against a far-right takeover is an inexperienced former banker

Monday  08:50,   24 april 2017
Vox.com

Emmanuel Macron is just 39, has never been elected, and represents the global elite. Can he beat Marine Le Pen? In France, all eyes are on a dapper former banker who has never held public office as the country heads into the second round of voting[...]

Student, 19, dies in hammer-throwing event

Monday  07:25,   24 april 2017
Sky News

A student has died after he was struck during a hammer-throwing event in Chicago. Ethan Roser, 19, from Cincinnati in Ohio, was taking part in a track and field competition when he was struck by a hammer which has a metal ball attached to a steel[...]

Nicola Sturgeon calls for backing of voters in 'two-horse race' with Tories

Monday  07:25,   24 april 2017
Press Association

Scotland will pay a "heavier price" if more Tory MPs are returned to Westminster in June, according to Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP leader will cast the general election as a straight fight between her own party and the Conservatives north of[...]