News: World

Labour MP quits over 'offensive' online comments

Tuesday  02:40,   24 october 2017
Sky News

Labour MP Jared O'Mara has resigned from Parliament's women and equalities select committee after historical comments he posted online re-surfaced.  He announced the news in an emotional speech to Labour MPs, saying that he used to be[...]

Man, 53, charged with false imprisonment after Nuneaton bowling alley incident

Tuesday  02:33,   24 october 2017
Press Association

David Clarke, of Ryde Avenue, Nuneaton, will appear in court on Tuesday.David Clarke was arrested after armed police swooped on the MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park, Nuneaton, on Sunday afternoon following reports a man had entered the building with a[...]

Labour MP 'ashamed' of remarks about celebs

Monday  20:36,   23 october 2017
Sky News

A Labour MP who defeated deputy PM Nick Clegg at the elections says he is "ashamed" for making derogatory comments about celebrities. Jared O'Mara made the derogatory remarks on a music site in 2004, before being elected as MP for[...]

Emotional goodbye as President Higgins apologises for lost letters

Monday  19:36,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

It was the thought of the thousands of lost or unsent letters home that caused President Michael D Higgins voice to crack, and then break. He was in the small outback town of Warwick in south Brisbane - best known for its rodeo and rose garden - on[...]

Student pleads guilty to manslaughter of Oisín McGrath (13) who died from playground punch

Monday  18:50,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

<p>A 20-year-old student has admitted his responsibility for the untimely and tragic death of Belcoo schoolboy Oisín McGrath who died from a playground punch nearly three years ago.</p>At a hearing in Dungannon, listed only as a mention,[...]

Sinn Fein exposes Taoiseach's expensive drinks bill in jibes backlash

Monday  17:30,   23 october 2017
MSN

The party’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty tweeted a picture of an invoice to the Department of the Taoiseach showing drink costs of more than €2,000 .The request for payment shows an order for 29 bottles of white wine at €29 and 42 bottles of red [...]

Man assaulted after meeting 'prospective buyer' at Meath graveyard

Monday  16:45,   23 october 2017
Journal.ie

The owner of the car says that he had arranged to meet a prospective buyer there.The victim had advertised his car for sale and arranged a meeting with a prospective buyer at the graveyard in Dunshaughlin, located opposite St Seachnall’s[...]

Young Irish woman's trauma after losing hand to devastating firework injury

Monday  16:35,   23 october 2017
MSN

Natasha was only eight when the accident occurredShe’s no different from anyone else sitting around the table sharing the craic and having a laugh with her[...]

Man who raped woman who got lost on night out jailed for 10 years

Monday  16:35,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

A man convicted of raping a woman he met after she became lost on a night out in Dublin city has been jailed for ten years. Egyptian national Mohamed Okda (30) was staying in a friend's flat in the city in February 2014 when he met the woman in an[...]

Researchers have found an unexpected axis of North Korea’s cyber activity: India

Monday  16:20,   23 october 2017
Quartz

India and a handful of other countries are unwittingly aiding North Korea as it carries out cyberattacks against its enemies. The New York Times last…India and a handful of other countries are unwittingly aiding North Korea as it carries out[...]

Mystery over identity of dead boy found on beach

Monday  15:50,   23 october 2017
Sky News

Mystery surrounds the death of a young child whose body was discovered on a beach in Texas. The boy, who is believed to be three to five years old, was found on the island city of Galveston on Friday night with no clues as to his identity.Police[...]

Mystery over identity of dead boy found on beach

Monday  15:50,   23 october 2017
Sky News

Mystery surrounds the death of a young child whose body was discovered on a beach in Texas. The boy, who is believed to be three to five years old, was found on the island city of Galveston on Friday night with no clues as to his identity.Police[...]

Teenager held after eight injured in Switzerland axe attack

Monday  15:50,   23 october 2017
Press Association

At least one person was seriously injured.The alleged attacker, a 17-year-old Latvian boy, lived locally and studied at a vocational school, police[...]

Teenager held after eight injured in Switzerland axe attack

Monday  15:50,   23 october 2017
Press Association

At least one person was seriously injured.The alleged attacker, a 17-year-old Latvian boy, lived locally and studied at a vocational school, police[...]

Festivals, Flood Work Done, Gujarat Dates Soon: Election Commission Boss

Monday  15:13,   23 october 2017
NDTV

Elections in Gujarat will be called now that the festival season has ended and major relief and rescue work for the floods that deluged parts of the state has been completed, said Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti to NDTV today . "We realised that [...]