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'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'
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'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Mar 9th 2015, 1:09 PM 17,041 Views 110 Comments

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
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PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

Mar 5th 2015, 1:35 PM 9,927 Views 9 Comments

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day
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You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

Feb 28th 2015, 2:07 PM 11,187 Views 17 Comments

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
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Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

Jan 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,669 Views 4 Comments

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

"I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all"
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"I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all"

Dec 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 29,968 Views 37 Comments

Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
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# A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

Dec 26th 2014, 8:12 AM 9,293 Views 20 Comments

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN
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# Rubber Bandits

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN

Dec 7th 2014, 4:00 PM 15,770 Views 18 Comments

On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year
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Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year

Nov 23rd 2014, 10:08 AM 3,807 Views 27 Comments

Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?
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# Triple Lock

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 9,293 Views 46 Comments

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
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North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

Nov 19th 2014, 7:56 AM 6,679 Views 59 Comments

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began
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# World Day Of Remembrance

Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began

Nov 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,144 Views 14 Comments

There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola
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Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

Oct 31st 2014, 5:38 PM 4,135 Views 12 Comments

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?
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# Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

Oct 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 6,240 Views 27 Comments

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

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Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Oct 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 47,559 Views 70 Comments

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund
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$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

Oct 17th 2014, 8:14 AM 5,251 Views 23 Comments

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
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Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'

Oct 15th 2014, 10:01 PM 5,147 Views 24 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
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Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'

Oct 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 55 Views 14 Comments

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State
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# Terrorism

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

Sep 29th 2014, 9:50 PM 7,422 Views 103 Comments

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed
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# Islamic State

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

Sep 27th 2014, 10:04 AM 6,784 Views 42 Comments

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts
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Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

Sep 26th 2014, 7:24 PM 6,950 Views 38 Comments

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to
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When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to

Sep 24th 2014, 7:26 PM 5,757 Views 1 Comment

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
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Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,869 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action
# No Time To Lose
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# No Time To Lose

'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

Sep 23rd 2014, 6:50 PM 6,075 Views 94 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse
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The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse

Sep 19th 2014, 4:06 PM 9,997 Views 34 Comments

The Phillippines has pulled all of its peacekeepers out of the region.

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State
# JOining Forces
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# JOining Forces

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Sep 15th 2014, 7:40 AM 7,279 Views 83 Comments

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions
# Slap On The Wrist
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# Slap On The Wrist

The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions

Sep 12th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,769 Views 88 Comments

Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
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# Golan Heights

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

Sep 11th 2014, 1:45 PM 8,970 Views 16 Comments

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900
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The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

Sep 4th 2014, 8:12 AM 4,651 Views 18 Comments

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

Sep 1st 2014, 9:55 AM 10,898 Views 69 Comments

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
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Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

Aug 30th 2014, 11:24 AM 8,641 Views 74 Comments

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff
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Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Aug 29th 2014, 7:25 AM 17,771 Views 48 Comments

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?
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Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:26 AM 3,476 Views 29 Comments

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq
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Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq

Aug 18th 2014, 9:57 PM 16,436 Views 108 Comments

The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power
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# Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Aug 15th 2014, 9:11 AM 4,810 Views 21 Comments

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
# Underestimated
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WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

Aug 15th 2014, 7:26 AM 20,949 Views 26 Comments

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'
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20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'

Aug 13th 2014, 7:25 AM 6,447 Views 56 Comments

The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.

In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume
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In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume

Aug 8th 2014, 6:48 PM 14,588 Views 347 Comments

Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.

UN chief says today's strike on a UN school is "a criminal act"
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# Protective Edge

UN chief says today's strike on a UN school is "a criminal act"

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:41 PM 26,907 Views 367 Comments

Israel says its operation is ‘changing gear’.

Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime'
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Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime'

Jul 28th 2014, 10:25 AM 7,379 Views 83 Comments

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict
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As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

Jul 28th 2014, 7:24 AM 5,428 Views 134 Comments

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.