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Death toll in Syria surpasses 60,000
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Death toll in Syria surpasses 60,000

Jan 2nd 2013, 3:25 PM 3,223 Views 18 Comments

The new figure comes from the United Nations’ “exhaustive analysis”.

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria
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IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria

Dec 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,085 Views 30 Comments

In the midst of the conflict, death and hurt, some rare smiles and moments of joy are captured by some of the world’s bravest photographers.

Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country
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Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country

Dec 12th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,491 Views 27 Comments

The US President said Syria’s opposition is the legitimate representative of the country’s people – the most significant US intervention so far in the brutal civil war.

Free State came into being 90 years ago this week
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Free State came into being 90 years ago this week

Dec 9th 2012, 7:45 AM 15,705 Views 88 Comments

Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages
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Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

Oct 27th 2012, 9:41 AM 2,648 Views 9 Comments

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut
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Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Oct 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 3,212 Views 11 Comments

Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.

Syria: UN envoy calls on government to start truce
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Syria: UN envoy calls on government to start truce

Oct 18th 2012, 10:39 AM 1,139 Views 3 Comments

Lakhdar Brahimi said that rebel representatives told him they will also observe the truce if the government takes the first step.

Schmidt calls on new faces to up intensity levels after Munster test
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Schmidt calls on new faces to up intensity levels after Munster test

Oct 7th 2012, 7:51 PM 1,247 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster coach also claimed to have been unsighted for the Casey Laulala try that was controversially ruled out.

Hidden History: the first casualty in the American Civil War was a Tipp man
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Hidden History: the first casualty in the American Civil War was a Tipp man

Oct 7th 2012, 11:00 AM 7,654 Views 14 Comments

A radio documentary reveals new information about Private Daniel Hough, the first casualty of the American Civil War.

'We have to glue ourselves back together': Victory comes at a cost for Schmidt
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'We have to glue ourselves back together': Victory comes at a cost for Schmidt

Oct 7th 2012, 6:57 AM 1,165 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster coach has even more injury concerns this morning, including Brian O’Driscoll and Isa Nacewa.

Penney unhappy with non-try decision, curses lack of Munster pressure
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Penney unhappy with non-try decision, curses lack of Munster pressure

Oct 6th 2012, 10:06 PM 1,875 Views 0 Comments

The New Zealander wanted a TMO at the very least when Casey Laulala crashed over late in the game.

Pro12: Four things we learned from this weekend's inter-pros
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Pro12: Four things we learned from this weekend's inter-pros

Oct 6th 2012, 8:46 PM 1,479 Views 4 Comments

Friday night in Ravenhill was a procession, but tonight’s derby was anything but.

Pro12: Six things to watch out for in tonight's Leinster v Munster clash
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Pro12: Six things to watch out for in tonight's Leinster v Munster clash

Oct 6th 2012, 1:45 PM 6,606 Views 8 Comments

We can’t bloody wait.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-provincial rugby action
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Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's inter-provincial rugby action

Oct 5th 2012, 2:29 PM 872 Views 0 Comments

It’s the biggest weekend of the season so far. Ulster host Connacht. Leinster welcome Munster. Let’s get it on.

‘Fitter, stronger than ever’: McLaughlin has a plan to beat Munster
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‘Fitter, stronger than ever’: McLaughlin has a plan to beat Munster

Oct 4th 2012, 8:00 AM 1,055 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland flanker is hoping his personal run of good form can turn his province’s fortunes around.

Leading from the front: Ross ready to start playing hardball
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Leading from the front: Ross ready to start playing hardball

Oct 3rd 2012, 7:53 AM 724 Views 0 Comments

“If you can’t get up for Munster you might as well not be playing rugby.” Says the cornerstone of Leinster’s set-piece.

Pro12: Schmidt seething with Leinster's 'lack of effort' in Galway
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Pro12: Schmidt seething with Leinster's 'lack of effort' in Galway

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 1,201 Views 1 Comment

The Kiwi has read the riot act and will demand a return to form against Munster this Saturday.

Sidelined: Kearney, Roux ruled out of Munster clash
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Sidelined: Kearney, Roux ruled out of Munster clash

Oct 1st 2012, 3:59 PM 1,130 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, serious doubts remain over Gordon D’Arcy and Eoin Reddan as Joe Schmidt says he will “wait and see.”

Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence
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Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence

Sep 20th 2012, 8:52 PM 2,754 Views 15 Comments

Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.

UN envoy: Syria crisis is a threat to the world
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UN envoy: Syria crisis is a threat to the world

Sep 15th 2012, 1:08 PM 2,739 Views 16 Comments

The conflict’s death toll continues to rise with overnight air strikes killing 12 civilians and wounding 60 more.

Syria latest: Aleppo bombs, UN envoy and water crisis
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Syria latest: Aleppo bombs, UN envoy and water crisis

Sep 10th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,509 Views 4 Comments

Residents of the country’s second city are experiencing serious water shortages as a main water pipeline has been destroyed.

Syrian filmmaker killed in Aleppo: opposition
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Syrian filmmaker killed in Aleppo: opposition

Sep 9th 2012, 3:58 PM 2,945 Views 6 Comments

A young filmmaker has been killed while shooting a video in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

A butcher, a barber and a policeman: meet Syria's rebels
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A butcher, a barber and a policeman: meet Syria's rebels

Aug 27th 2012, 2:00 PM 5,465 Views 20 Comments

Butchers, barbers and students are now getting used to guns, tanks and warfare.

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons
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US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons

Aug 21st 2012, 12:39 PM 3,217 Views 42 Comments

President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.

Japanese reporter shot dead in Syria
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Japanese reporter shot dead in Syria

Aug 21st 2012, 11:07 AM 3,098 Views 3 Comments

Mika Yamamoto’s father, who was also a journalist, said reports of her death were “too much to bear”.

Seán Crowe says Syrian conflict "can be resolved"
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Seán Crowe says Syrian conflict "can be resolved"

Aug 10th 2012, 9:10 PM 3,674 Views 32 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD met with a representative of a main Christian community in Syria yesterday, who said the conflict as not simple as it is being portrayed by elements of international media.

Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion
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Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion

Aug 7th 2012, 7:37 PM 3,251 Views 53 Comments

“The Syrian people and their government are determined to purge the country of terrorists and to fight the terrorists without respite,” Assad said in a televised address.

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan
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Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan

Aug 6th 2012, 12:47 PM 3,280 Views 15 Comments

State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.

Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO
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Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO

Aug 5th 2012, 6:03 PM 2,187 Views 11 Comments

The fighter jets have repeatedly hit areas held by the rebels in two districts of the city today.

Mortars kill at least 20 in Damascus refugee camp
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Mortars kill at least 20 in Damascus refugee camp

Aug 3rd 2012, 5:11 PM 2,077 Views 18 Comments

At least 20 people have been killed after mortars rained down on a crowed Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital

Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo
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Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo

Jul 22nd 2012, 11:14 AM 1,759 Views 2 Comments

Rebels have launched an operation to ‘liberate’ Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Both sides are claiming territorial gains.

The progression in world views on Syria's conflict
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The progression in world views on Syria's conflict

Jul 16th 2012, 2:00 PM 2,033 Views 1 Comment

Take a look at how the views of world leaders progressed since the start of the Syrian protests.

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates
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Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

Jul 16th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,049 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.

Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal
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Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal

Jul 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,370 Views 4 Comments

John McCarthy, released from a Beirut cell 21 years ago, has written a new book. He spoke to TheJournal.ie about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.

Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence
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Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence

Jul 1st 2012, 6:30 PM 2,014 Views 31 Comments

Raiding the British barracks, and the brutal killing of prisoners – men recall fighting in the wars that shaped Ireland.

Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry
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Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry

Jun 15th 2012, 8:11 AM 1,661 Views 9 Comments

Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
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Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Jun 10th 2012, 5:47 PM 1,033 Views 2 Comments

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war
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UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war

Jun 8th 2012, 7:23 AM 985 Views 15 Comments

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

Poll: Which side were you on in the Saipan debate?
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Poll: Which side were you on in the Saipan debate?

May 23rd 2012, 10:22 AM 6,333 Views 66 Comments

It’s ten years to the day since Roy Keane was sent home from the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup training camp.

Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'
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Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'

May 8th 2012, 12:53 PM 1,387 Views 5 Comments

The FAI chief claims that Roy Keane’s jibes are self-serving and the former captain would be better off if he just ‘let it go.’