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From TheJournal.ie Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia Rebel Territory

Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia

A military spokesperson said 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops crossed the border.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony Main Crossing

Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony

The incident occurred at Wagah after the ‘flag-lowering’ ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State Syria

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie 86-year-old William Doherty found safe and well Located

86-year-old William Doherty found safe and well

The man went missing from his home in Derry yesterday but has now been found.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain Iraq

Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain

We look at what’s happening in Northern Iraq as the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continues its attacks, causing thousands to flee.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission Incursion

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

The move was averted through diplomatic channels.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia Donetsk This post contains images

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia

However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.

From TheJournal.ie Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice... Border Counties This post contains videos

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice...

The Border Lives storytelling project is collecting comments and stories from people who used to lived in the border counties during the Northern Ireland conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Five men arrested after discovery of suspicious device near border Louth

Five men arrested after discovery of suspicious device near border

The men range in age from mid 50s to early 70s.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev Ukraine

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

From TheJournal.ie Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake' Crisis

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake'

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see Crisis

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

From TheJournal.ie Two serving soldiers arrested after Defence Forces respond to viable bomb Burnfoot

Two serving soldiers arrested after Defence Forces respond to viable bomb

The man and women, both in their 20s, were detained after the army bomb squad responded to a call out at a residence next to a filling station.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers Seizure This post contains images

Revenue seize 22,000 cigarettes hidden in steel containers

Two people were arrested and a number of mobile phones and tablets were seized in a follow-up search.

From TheJournal.ie Three arrested over dissident republican activity Arrests

Three arrested over dissident republican activity

The arrests were made as part of a cross border operation with the police service in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue to introduce new marker system in crackdown on fuel laundering Fuel Laundering

Revenue to introduce new marker system in crackdown on fuel laundering

The current marker system has been deemed ineffective as criminals use acid to wash the dye from the agri-fuel.

From TheJournal.ie Column: "It's not uncommon to find four families living in a single tent" Column

Column: "It's not uncommon to find four families living in a single tent"

Listening to the stories of people displaced by the conflict in Syria, you become accustomed to horror stories – but never immune to them, writes David Adams.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir Kashmir

Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Each side has blamed the other for the flare-up and Pakistan has said one of its soldiers was killed in the exchange.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian man shot dead near Gaza border Gaza

Palestinian man shot dead near Gaza border

The man was the first casualty since the two sides agreed a ceasefire, with nineteen other Palestinians wounded by gunfire in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Air strikes across Syria amid deadly clashes Syria

Air strikes across Syria amid deadly clashes

Most of the army’s air strikes targeted the Idlib province in the northwest, Aleppo and Damascas province.

Fiona Apple arrested for hash possession in same town as Snoop and Willie Nelson Border Patrol This post contains videos

Fiona Apple arrested for hash possession in same town as Snoop and Willie Nelson

The Texas town of Sierra Blanca has seen its fair share of celeb drug busts.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism? Opinion

Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism?

If politicians don’t want the masked men marching in a funeral cortege to continue being seen as the real face of republicanism, writes David McCann, they need to change the conversation.

From TheJournal.ie Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle? US-Mexico Relations

Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle?

Two US diplomats were injured in the incident yesterday which is now being investigated by both countries and has left many questions unanswered.

From TheJournal.ie 'Welcome to Northern Ireland' signs spark political row Border

'Welcome to Northern Ireland' signs spark political row

Two signs have already been illegally removed and Sinn Féin representative Phil Flanagan said they are “a waste of money”.

From TheJournal.ie Three killed, 100 injured by Spanish wildfires Spain

Three killed, 100 injured by Spanish wildfires

Catalan firefighters have described the situation as “very serious”.

From TheJournal.ie Grenade and gun attacks on Kenyan churches kill 10 Kenya

Grenade and gun attacks on Kenyan churches kill 10

Two churches were targeted in what officials believe were attacks mounted by Somali militants.

From TheJournal.ie Man survives plunge into Niagara Falls Plunge

Man survives plunge into Niagara Falls

The man is only the third person known to have survived the fall.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian forces fire at Turkish refugee camp Syria

Syrian forces fire at Turkish refugee camp

They fired across the border at a refugee camp, killing one and wounding four, according to activists. A UN-brokered ceasefire is supposed to kick in tomorrow, but looks under threat.

From TheJournal.ie Capital rule: People from Donegal have lowest income in Ireland Income

Capital rule: People from Donegal have lowest income in Ireland

Donegal has the lowest average income in Ireland, while Dubliners earn the most. How does your county’s income fare?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop?

There are warnings that a VAT increase will send shoppers to Northern Ireland in order to make savings. Will you consider it? Or would you have gone anyway?…

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD calls for UK-Irish co-operation through recession Border

Fine Gael TD calls for UK-Irish co-operation through recession

Joe McHugh will today address the British Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

From TheJournal.ie Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo Kosovo

Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo

A spokesman for NATO says peacekeeping troops opened fire after being attacked with pipebombs.

From TheJournal.ie Newspaper worker decapitated in Mexico for social network posts Mexico

Newspaper worker decapitated in Mexico for social network posts

The woman’s body was accompanied by a sign saying she was killed for posting on a social network.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from Golan border violence rises to 20 as Syrian police stop protesters Golan Heights

Death toll from Golan border violence rises to 20 as Syrian police stop protesters

Syrian police are today stopping pro-Palestinian protesters from reaching the border a day after Israeli troops opened fire on protesters, reportedly killing 20.

From TheJournal.ie Two Americans shot by gunman at Mexican border Mexico

Two Americans shot by gunman at Mexican border

The two men were killed while waiting in line at a border crossing in Tijuana in the early hours of Monday morning.

A TRADITIONAL choreographed aggression ceremony by guards posted on the India-Pakistan border is being scaled down due to knee injuries sustained by the soldiers, the Hindustan Times reports.

The intense goose-stepping ceremony is performed with gusto by guards from the Pakistan Rangers and the Indian Border Security Force.  For years, it has been performed every evening at the Wagah border post.

Crowds from both nationalities have been gathering each night, cheering their own troops and booing the others.

The extreme boot stomping has resulted in guards from both sides suffering knee strain. Both forces have now agreed that the display will no longer be one of aggression and hostility. The decision was made unilaterally.

Michael Palin made this four-minute video about the ceremony (check the stomping at 1.15):

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