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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

From TheJournal.ie School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students Myanmar

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor Tensions

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor

North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.

From TheJournal.ie Police pelted with bricks and bottles in Belfast by masked gang Northern Ireland

Police pelted with bricks and bottles in Belfast by masked gang

One officer was injured when the gang blocked a road and threw projectiles at police officers during a disturbance in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor Tensions

Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor

Bobby Fitzgerald said the policy being pursued by the national party is leading to “untold hardship”.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland Protests

Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland

It began with a vote and ended with burnt-out offices, dozens of injuries and arrests, and a sense that a fragile peace had been disrupted.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests Flags

PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests

Senior officers met with the Ulster People’s Forum over the protests which have been ongoing for almost two months.

From TheJournal.ie Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests Flags

Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests

The eleven have all been arrested on charges of obstructing roads as part of an ongoing protest over the flying of the Union flag.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site Tensions

Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site

Dozens of protesters were evicted from the first-of-its-kind protest camp in an area slated for Jewish settlement.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007 Palestinian

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen Tensions

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland Tensions

Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland

An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds were among those arrest after disorder broke out at loyalist protests last night.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket Tensions

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

From TheJournal.ie Alliance Party: "This was an attempt to kill police officers" Violence

Alliance Party: "This was an attempt to kill police officers"

A gang of 15 men attacked an unmarked police car opposite the offices of an Alliance Party MP last night, as violence worsens in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes Tensions

Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes

Five demonstrators died overnight as supporters and opponents of president Mohamed Morsi fought outside the presidential palace.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters Tensions

Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters

The unmanned drone is reported to have been captured after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards have said. t

From TheJournal.ie Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

From TheJournal.ie Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet' Tensions

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'

The former Pakistan president said the two nuclear-armed countries need to settle their differences in order to ease tensions in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal Tensions

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

From TheJournal.ie Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo Tensions

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo

Turkey says that the plane’s cargo “did not comply with rules of civil aviation” as tensions between the two countries escalate.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says its rockets can hit the US, analysts say it's bluster North Korea

North Korea says its rockets can hit the US, analysts say it's bluster

The secretive state’s latest public comment came in response to the announcement of a new deal between South Korea and the US to triple the range of its missiles.

From TheJournal.ie IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening. Tensions

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.

OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).

From TheJournal.ie 48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports Middle East

48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports

The 48 Iranians were abducted by armed terrorists who boarded their bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

From TheJournal.ie Four men charged over 12 July violence in Belfast Tensions

Four men charged over 12 July violence in Belfast

At least 10 shots were fired at police in Ardoyne last night.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast Northern Ireland This post contains images

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast

Police used water cannons to push back nationalist protesters, while petrol bombs were thrown at riot police.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet Tensions

Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet

“It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities’ callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security,” Clinton said.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair's shareholding in Aer Lingus on course to be investigated Tensions

Ryanair's shareholding in Aer Lingus on course to be investigated

Ryanair has already said it plans to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China Tensions

Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China

It is the first time in 14 years that a foreign journalist has been kicked out of China.

From TheJournal.ie Ouch: Tensions increase as Gerry Adams dismisses Fianna Fáil as 'impotent' Politics

Ouch: Tensions increase as Gerry Adams dismisses Fianna Fáil as 'impotent'

The two parties have exchanged a series of increasingly-harsh criticisms this week as they battle to be seen as the main opposition party.

From TheJournal.ie UN observers in Syria visit Homs Tensions

UN observers in Syria visit Homs

The UN observers are trying to shore up a shakey ceasefire in Syria as part of a political solution to the conflict that has killed more than 9,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war Tensions This post contains images

South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war

The president, who is on a visit to China, made the remarks after the Sudanese leader vowed to press ahead with his military campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP Tensions

Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP Exclusive

In an opinion piece for TheJournal.ie this morning, Nessa Childers says Labour needs to

From TheJournal.ie Obama warns North Korea against conducting rocket test Tensions

Obama warns North Korea against conducting rocket test

The US president said there will be consequences if North Korea goes ahead with its plans to test a long-range rocket next month.

From TheJournal.ie Argentina accuses UK of sending nuclear sub to Falkland Islands Falkland Islands

Argentina accuses UK of sending nuclear sub to Falkland Islands

Argentina says Britain has deployed a nuclear sub, the Vanguard, to guard the islands; Britain has refused to comment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Birth tourism' heightens tensions between China and Hong Kong Double Negatives This post contains videos

'Birth tourism' heightens tensions between China and Hong Kong

Half of the babies born in Hong Kong last year have parents from the mainland.

From TheJournal.ie Argentina to lodge UN complaint today as UK denies 'militarisation' of Falklands Falkland Islands

Argentina to lodge UN complaint today as UK denies 'militarisation' of Falklands

There are growing tensions between the two nations ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme Sanctions

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang North Korea

South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang

Today’s meeting is a rare event between the hostile neighbours as South Korean delegation pays its respects to the late Kim Jong Il.

From TheJournal.ie NATO "has no intention of intervening in Iran" Iran

NATO "has no intention of intervening in Iran"

The US and other leading Western governments believe that Iran is intending to develop a nuclear arsenal. Iran has warned the US not to set them on “a collision course”

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