News: World

Man killed in Tipperary while clearing fallen tree with chainsaw

Monday  17:26,   16 october 2017
Journal.ie

Man killed in Tipperary while clearing fallen tree with chainsawGardaí said the man in his 30s was injured at[...]

Pilot boots New York activist from American Airlines flight

Monday  17:25,   16 october 2017
New York Daily News

New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. Mallory, a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, was traveling[...]

Homeless deaths feared in wake of Hurricane Ophelia

Monday  16:27,   16 october 2017
Dublin Live

The National Emergency Coordination group have failed to consider the lives of Ireland's most vulnerable ahead of the worst hurricane in 50 yearsDublin Charity, Inner-City Helping Homeless have spoken out after the Department of Housing failed[...]

Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Monday  16:26,   16 october 2017
Sky News

Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun. The former hurricane's powerful winds have pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa - with the spectacular sight prompting "lots of calls"[...]

Hurricane Ophelia has nothing to do with climate change - Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae

Monday  16:01,   16 october 2017
Independent.ie

Danny Healy-Rae has strongly rejected that Hurricane Ophelia is a result of climate change. The Kerry TD made national headlines last year when he said in a Dáil debate that, "God above is in charge of the weather and we here can’t do anything about [...]

Coast Guard and RNLI crews rescue two kite-surfers in difficulty off east coast

Monday  15:25,   16 october 2017
Independent.ie

Coast Guard and RNLI crews successfully rescued two kite-surfers who found themselves in difficulty off the east coast this morning. Rescue crews launched at 10.20am following a Mayday call off the coast of Blackrock, Co Louth. Rescue 116, Greenore[...]

Thousands of homes lose power as Ophelia hits Ireland

Monday  15:06,   16 october 2017
Press Association

The Taoiseach said the National Emergency Coordination Group will be meeting throughout the course of the day. Met Eireann said the strongest winds have not yet hit the country.Public safety is our key concern today. Advice is to stay at home, no[...]

Every country in the world is named after one of four things

Monday  14:55,   16 october 2017
MSN

You might have wondered how your parents whittled down all the names in the world to get to the one they chose for you. It’s possible hundreds of mini, subconscious biases went into the decision. For example, we all have an inherent[...]

Kate makes surprise appearance at charity event with Paddington 2 cast

Monday  14:55,   16 october 2017
Press Association

Kate is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness but has been well enough to visit Paddington station.Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness but has been well enough to visit[...]

What If The 1987 Great Storm Happened Today?

Monday  14:45,   16 october 2017
Huffington Post UK

When Michael Fish presented the BBC Weather forecast on the 15th October he had already been a regular fixture on television for 13 years. After all those years and the hundreds of weather broadcasts he will have recorded, it's his opening remarks[...]

Explainer: 'Sting jets', 'ex-hurricane' and 'jet streams' - what they mean and how they're going to impact Ireland

Monday  14:36,   16 october 2017
Independent.ie

The US National Hurricane Centre said Ophelia has now become an "ex-hurricane", but while this sounds less serious, the Florida-based centre has warned the storm is still on course to have a huge impact on Ireland. ome of the hurricane[...]

Sean Hughes: Liver cirrhosis kills Irish stand-up comedian aged 51

Monday  14:25,   16 october 2017
International Business Times

<p>Comedian shot to fame in the 90s with Sean's Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks</p>The comedian was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and was taken to north London's Whittington[...]

Thousands of homes lose power as Ophelia hits Ireland

Monday  14:25,   16 october 2017
Press Association

The Taoiseach said the National Emergency Coordination Group will be meeting throughout the course of the day. Met Eireann said the strongest winds have not yet hit the country.Public safety is our key concern today. Advice is to stay at home, no[...]

At least 27 people die in Portugal wildfires

Monday  14:02,   16 october 2017
Sky News

At least 27 people have died in Portugal after parts of the country were ravaged by wildfires, state news agency Lusa says. Hundreds of forest fires raged over the weekend in northern and central Portugal due to high temperatures and strong winds[...]

UK police investigating new Weinstein claims

Monday  13:50,   16 october 2017
Sky News

British police are investigating five sexual assault allegations in total involving film producer Harvey Weinstein. Four new claims emerged on Sunday from two different people - with one claiming Weinstein assaulted her on three separate[...]