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From TheJournal.ie US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest Cold War Games

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest

The White House insists it was part of a “development assistance” scheme to allow Cubans to “talk freely among themselves”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo Texts From Bill

'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo

The 2012 photo of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went viral.

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study Clear Eyes Round Heart

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide Missing This post contains videos

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide

The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

From TheJournal.ie "We haven't lost hope" - search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues Search And Rescue

"We haven't lost hope" - search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues

Ten more bodies have been found today, authorities confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered Washington State

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered

The number of people missing has fluctuated wildly from 18 to 176.

New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police RIP

New photos from Kurt Cobain death released by police

The images were discovered on an undeveloped roll of film in Seattle police archives.

From TheJournal.ie 'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis Hotline

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

From TheJournal.ie Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees It's Not Us It's You

Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees

Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.

From TheJournal.ie "The fans were pelting us with jellybeans": Here's what happened when The Beatles stormed Washington 50 Years On

"The fans were pelting us with jellybeans": Here's what happened when The Beatles stormed Washington

John, Paul, George and Ringo conquered America 50 years ago this weekend — making their historic debut on ‘Ed Sullivan’, and playing their first US gig to 8,000 screaming fans.

From TheJournal.ie A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality State Of The Union

A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality

In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…

From TheJournal.ie Three killed, including suspected shooter, in US mall attack Maryland

Three killed, including suspected shooter, in US mall attack

Police have now moved into the shopping centre to escort shoppers and staff to safety.

From TheJournal.ie It's January and we've no snow. These pics from the US might induce jealousy (or fear) Snowstorms This post contains images

It's January and we've no snow. These pics from the US might induce jealousy (or fear)

New York and Washington are among the US cities battling huge snowfall and freezing temperatures.

From TheJournal.ie This coastal house could withstand a tsunami Property Porn This post contains images

This coastal house could withstand a tsunami

It is confusingly called Tsunami House, though.

From TheJournal.ie The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body Legalised

The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body

While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.

From TheJournal.ie US judge rules NSA phone surveillance lawful Ok Then

US judge rules NSA phone surveillance lawful

The issue could well end up in the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud Pakistan

Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud

Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the CIA to run a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in hopes of obtaining DNA samples to identify the Al Qaeda chief.

Man films terrifying video of tornado devastating his house and neighbourhood

The man and his daughter sheltered in their home as the storm passed.

From TheJournal.ie Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest Storms

Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest

Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.

From The42 Vikings turn on the style in second half blitz of Washington NFL

Vikings turn on the style in second half blitz of Washington

All the NFL action from last night’s Thursday Night Football

From TheJournal.ie Caitríona Perry is RTÉ's new Washington correspondent Washington

Caitríona Perry is RTÉ's new Washington correspondent

Perry, who has been working for RTÉ since 2007, will replace Richard Downes in the Washington post.

From TheJournal.ie The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief Bailout Exit

The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief

Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying' Spying

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

From TheJournal.ie Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis Shutdown

Obama meets with Republicans in bid to end crisis

The two sides held talks in an effort to avert a looming debt crisis and end the continuing US federal shutdown.

From TheJournal.ie US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt Egypt

US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt

Washington has confirmed it’s halting $260 million in cash aid as well as shipments of some large scale military systems — including Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets.

From TheJournal.ie Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown Us Shutdown

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

From TheJournal.ie Investigators seek answers after woman shot dead following White House car chase Washington DC

Investigators seek answers after woman shot dead following White House car chase

The woman with a toddler in her car tried to ram a White House barrier before a high-speed car chase which ended in her being shot dead.

Man arrested for 'attacking' kid's birthday cake in courthouse

The devastation. There was frosting EVERYWHERE..

From TheJournal.ie US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979 Good Call

US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979

The call to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme shows evidence of an unprecedented opening of relations between the two nations.

From TheJournal.ie FBI releases CCTV footage of Navy Yard shooter Shooting

FBI releases CCTV footage of Navy Yard shooter

The FBi said today that Aaron Alexis believed he was being controlled by low-frequency electromagnetic waves.

From TheJournal.ie This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982 Guns

This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982

This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie George Lee: RTÉ's Washington post 'not for me' RTÉ

George Lee: RTÉ's Washington post 'not for me'

There is “no truth to the rumour”, the broadcaster told TheJournal.ie this evening.

From TheJournal.ie More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge USA

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge

Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Monday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Get up to speed on the mass shooting in Washington DC, the latest word from Michael Noonan on the Budget and the major child abuse investigation under way in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Washington Navy Yard shooter was former serviceman, police confirm Mass Shooting

Washington Navy Yard shooter was former serviceman, police confirm

Thirteen people, including gunman Aaron Alexis, were killed in today’s mass shooting at a Washington DC naval base.

From TheJournal.ie Russia urges Syria: Give up your chemical weapons Syrian Crisis

Russia urges Syria: Give up your chemical weapons

The Russian plan for the Assad regime to surrender its weapons has been given a cautious reception in the White House.

From The42 This is the best American football tackle you'll see all pre-season Boom!
From TheJournal.ie Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed” Mlk 50 This post contains images

Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed”

The US President has addressed a crowd of some 20,000 people at the exact spot where Martin Luther King made his most famous speech.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the olinguito: New mammal species wrongly identified for 100 years New Species

Meet the olinguito: New mammal species wrongly identified for 100 years

It is the first New World carnivore to be identified in 35 years.

From TheJournal.ie “Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing Flight

“Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing

The United Airlines flight was on its way to Washington from London Heathrow.