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Thursday 18 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Gawker has been made tap out by Hulk Hogan's €121 million lawsuit Whatcha Gonna Do?

Gawker has been made tap out by Hulk Hogan's €121 million lawsuit

The site will close next week.

From Business ETC Uber has shifted its dream of driverless cars into first gear Transport

Uber has shifted its dream of driverless cars into first gear

The ride-hailing app acquired a startup that makes self-driving trucks.

From TheJournal.ie Haunting footage shows stunned face of injured Syrian boy after airstrike Aleppo This post contains videos

Haunting footage shows stunned face of injured Syrian boy after airstrike

The boy was later discharged from hospital but five children are reported to have been killed overnight.

From Business ETC Despite a big hike in profits, Cisco is taking the axe to its global workforce Hardware

Despite a big hike in profits, Cisco is taking the axe to its global workforce

The company is the latest being forced to adjust to the shift towards cloud-computing technology.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very special': Explorers discover 200-year-old shipwreck in New York The Washington

'Very special': Explorers discover 200-year-old shipwreck in New York

The Washington sank in Lake Ontario during a storm in 1803.

Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 US swimmer Ryan Lochte ordered to stay in Brazil by judge Rio 2016

US swimmer Ryan Lochte ordered to stay in Brazil by judge

The 12-time medal winner claimed he was robbed at gunpoint.

Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A German pilot was stuck up a tree all night after a crash-landing Up A Tree

A German pilot was stuck up a tree all night after a crash-landing

Rescuers were afraid moving him would cause the plane to dislodge and crash to the ground.

From Business ETC Google has launched a new video-chat app to take on Skype Software

Google has launched a new video-chat app to take on Skype

The software giant will compete with similar services from all its major rivals.

Monday 15 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Armed men abduct up to 16 people from popular tourist destination in Mexico Puerto Vallarta

Armed men abduct up to 16 people from popular tourist destination in Mexico

The group was taken from an upscale restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.

From TheJournal.ie Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US Questionnaire

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

From TheJournal.ie Person shot during Milwaukee protest against police violence Milwaukee

Person shot during Milwaukee protest against police violence

Officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured person and rushed them to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands Louisiana

State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands

Over 20,000 people and hundreds of pets have been rescued from the floods so far.

Sunday 14 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up South Korea

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up

A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that Electoral College

Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that

The Founding Fathers of the US were apprehensive about the power of the unchecked popular vote.

Saturday 13 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, dies aged 83 Actor

Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, dies aged 83

Baker played the robot in the original Star Wars movie in 1977 and in the five following movies.

From TheJournal.ie Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city Manbij

Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city

Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.

Friday 12 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A 400-year-old Greenland shark has been found to be the world's oldest vertebrate 400 Years Under The Sea

A 400-year-old Greenland shark has been found to be the world's oldest vertebrate

The shark was probably born sometime between 1500 and 1740 with the most likely birth year 1620.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer shot and killed after becoming lost near Rio slum Olympics

Police officer shot and killed after becoming lost near Rio slum

A group of Brazilian’s national forces were sprayed with bullets when they took a wrong turn.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post

Huffington is stepping down to focus on a new health start-up.

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic footage shows man who climbed Trump Tower being hauled in window New York This post contains videos

Dramatic footage shows man who climbed Trump Tower being hauled in window

Officers had smashed windows and broken through ventilation ducts to try to block his progress.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian police kill 'terror suspect' who was allegedly planning suicide attack Islamic State

Canadian police kill 'terror suspect' who was allegedly planning suicide attack

The man, in his mid-20s, was under a court order not to associate with Islamic State.

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster Shell Shocking

An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster

The oft-cited odds of catching one are one in two million.

From TheJournal.ie US serial killer "The Grim Sleeper" faces death penalty California

US serial killer "The Grim Sleeper" faces death penalty

“He is a psychopathic, sadistic serial killer who takes joy in inflicting pain on women and killing them.”

From TheJournal.ie Ed Sheeran is being sued for allegedly ripping-off an absolute soul classic Let's Rip It Off This post contains videos

Ed Sheeran is being sued for allegedly ripping-off an absolute soul classic

The British singer is now facing two lawsuits.

From TheJournal.ie Six-year-old girl critically injured in Ferris wheel accident in US Tennessee

Six-year-old girl critically injured in Ferris wheel accident in US

The accident left the girl with a traumatic brain injury.

From TheJournal.ie Librarian in her 70s shot dead in police seminar on how to use a gun Florida

Librarian in her 70s shot dead in police seminar on how to use a gun

Mary Knowlton was participating in a role-playing exercise when an officer mistakenly shot her.

From TheJournal.ie At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq Baghdad

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

From Business ETC Disney takes a billion-dollar bet on streaming Media And Arts

Disney takes a billion-dollar bet on streaming

But films remain the standout performer the US media giant.

From TheJournal.ie "Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination Controversy

"Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination

Trump has faced widespread condemnation for the comments.

Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Delta flights delayed for a second day as computer problems continue Problems

Delta flights delayed for a second day as computer problems continue

The Dublin to New York flights were delayed over an hour and three hours and a flight bound for Atlanta was delayed by five.

From TheJournal.ie British man who lost his hands and feet 17 years ago climbs Matterhorn Jamie Andrew

British man who lost his hands and feet 17 years ago climbs Matterhorn

Jamie Andrew is believed to be the first quadruple amputee to conquer the Swiss mountain.

From TheJournal.ie Two children and their teenage babysitter drown in Colorado swimming pool Horrible Tragedy

Two children and their teenage babysitter drown in Colorado swimming pool

The three female minors were aged three, five and seventeen.

From TheJournal.ie Trump suggests that Hillary's leaked emails may be linked to killing of Iranian scientist Accusations

Trump suggests that Hillary's leaked emails may be linked to killing of Iranian scientist

The Republican presidential nominee sent a tweet yesterday referencing the disappearance of missing scientist Shahram Amiri.

Monday 8 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after 24 concert-goers became sick eating drug-laced sweets at Ohio festival Sweet Sounds

Man charged after 24 concert-goers became sick eating drug-laced sweets at Ohio festival

Authorities say all those sickened are expected to recover.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces changes to tax plan as protesters are removed from venue Money Talks

Trump announces changes to tax plan as protesters are removed from venue

He said that no business should pay more than 15% of income in taxes.

From TheJournal.ie Young man shot dead while playing Pokemon Go at San Francisco tourist attraction Aquatic Park

Young man shot dead while playing Pokemon Go at San Francisco tourist attraction

The 20-year-old and his friend had noticed someone watching them from the top of a hill.

From TheJournal.ie 10-year-old boy dies on world's tallest water slide Kansas

10-year-old boy dies on world's tallest water slide

The child died on a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top.

Saturday 6 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Teen accused of killing American tourist in London knife rampage appears in court Russell Square

Teen accused of killing American tourist in London knife rampage appears in court

Zakaria Bulhan of London is accused of slaying a retired American teacher, 64-year-old Darlene Horton, on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Five members of "Pink Panther" gang who stole €330 million in jewels arrested Jewel Thieves

Five members of "Pink Panther" gang who stole €330 million in jewels arrested

Police say it took the thieves less than a minute to rob a store of jewels worth €400,000.

Friday 5 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Cargo plane overshoots runway and skids into road at Milan airport Emergency Services

Cargo plane overshoots runway and skids into road at Milan airport

No one was injured, according to officials.