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From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims Sex Abuse

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels Tensions

Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels

Russia says that the claims are “propaganda”.

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first Tensions

Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first

St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee Tensions

Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee

The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group? Islamic State

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald's protest Not Lovin' It

Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald's protest

Members of the Irish Farmer’s Association gathered outside the McDonald’s in Kilkenny to protest cuts to their income.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct invasion", Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct invasion", Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.

From TheJournal.ie The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine Russia

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident" Hmmmm

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident"

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

From TheJournal.ie "Time for peace" as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine Bad Neighbours

"Time for peace" as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in talks with Ukraine’s President.

From TheJournal.ie Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers Tensions

Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers

The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border Tensions

Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border

Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.

From TheJournal.ie 91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza World War II

91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza

Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Gaza? Explainer

Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?

Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.

From TheJournal.ie US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes Trouble

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises Gaza

Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

Airports in Israel have reopened today.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council calls for "immediate truce" in Gaza Gaza

UN Security Council calls for "immediate truce" in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to show “maximum restraint”.

From TheJournal.ie A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment Eyewitness

A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment

Mohammed Suliman lives in Gaza City and told us what the city is like.

From TheJournal.ie Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it Gaza

Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it

The death toll has now reached 186 in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims Missiles

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon Tensions

Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked the UN to protect the Palestinian state.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire Tensions

Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire

Gerry Adams has condemned the figure’s appearance as “deeply offensive”.

From TheJournal.ie "They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me." Kidnapping

"They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me."

Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza Operation Protective Edge

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.

From TheJournal.ie Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza Rocket Fire

Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza

Israel said the show of force on the Gaza border was a defence measure.

From TheJournal.ie Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting Tensions

Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting

“The current spiral of violence, loss and suffering must stop now,” said the head of the Red Cross.

From TheJournal.ie The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink Tensions

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.

From TheJournal.ie Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert" Bad Neighbours

Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert"

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

From TheJournal.ie 14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers Tensions

14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers

The soldiers had been carrying out arrests as part of the arrest to find the three teens believed to have been abducted by Hamas.

From TheJournal.ie Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers Tensions

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine Monitors

Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that it had been unable to establish contact with four of its monitors.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin Tensions

Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin

Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport Donetsk

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

From TheJournal.ie Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election Exit Polls

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote Violence

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war Civil War

Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war

The discussions come just two weeks before an election in the country.

From TheJournal.ie It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister Tensions

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.