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From TheJournal.ie Storm Lorenzo, a shock court ruling, and microplastics: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year Views
From TheJournal.ie 'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

From TheJournal.ie A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford Rosslare

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

From TheJournal.ie "It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis Foreign Fighter

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

From TheJournal.ie 'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home Foreign Fighter

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities Civil War

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave Sinjar

Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave

Sinjar had been taken by Islamic State before being liberated this week.

From TheJournal.ie US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS Islamic State

US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS

US President Barack Obama authorised the aid today.

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam Isis

Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam

The Kurds are backed by American air strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff Kurdistan

Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff

Petroceltic said the move is “precautionary”.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq Crisis

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

From TheJournal.ie While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state Vote

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad Deployed

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.