News: World

Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

Thursday  15:07,   18 january 2018
AFP

Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour. Severe winter gales battered the[...]

"World first" rescue of stranded swimmers by drone

Thursday  15:06,   18 january 2018
CBS News

Australian officials say successful rescue off coast of New South Wales state saved lives, and[...]

'Kids from all different schools were calling her a sl*t, wh**e, disgusting' - Irish mum of teen getting 'upwards of 50 messages a day' taunting her

Thursday  14:51,   18 january 2018
Independent.ie

A heartbroken Irish mother has shared her daughter’s story of cyberbullying on Facebook in order to save her life. The Munster-based mother detailed on Monday the sheer hell that her daughter has been enduring over the past year.The 17-year-old was[...]

Emergency services called as roof blows off onto road in Portmarnock

Thursday  14:11,   18 january 2018
Dublin Live

One house was left without a roof over its headEmergency services were last night called after the roof of a house blew onto a[...]

India test-fires Agni-V missile from Abdul Kalam island in Odisha

Thursday  13:35,   18 january 2018
International Business Times

India test-fires Agni-V missile from Abdul Kalam island in OdishaThe missile was fired from launch pad number 4 of ITR at 9.53 am, reported OTV[...]

CJI Misra meets 4 dissenting judges, resolution to SC crisis could be in sight

Thursday  13:35,   18 january 2018
India Today

CJI Misra meets 4 dissenting judges, resolution to SC crisis could be in sightThe meeting comes nearly a week after the four senior-most judges went public with their concerns regarding "selective" allocation of sensitive cases to certain[...]

Gardaí investigating alleged assault of young boy by security guard at Scientology centre

Thursday  13:06,   18 january 2018
Independent.ie

Gardaí in Dublin are investigating the alleged assault of a young boy at the Scientology centre in Dublin. A garda spokesman said they received reports of an assault on a minor by a security guard at the centre in Firhouse on Saturday, January[...]

52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

Thursday  12:17,   18 january 2018
AFP

Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation's emergency services ministry said in a statement. "On January 18 at 10:30 am (0430 GMT), a bus caught fire ... 55[...]

Portuguese, Spanish police bust huge 'pineapple' cocaine ring

Thursday  12:16,   18 january 2018
Reuters

Police in Portugal and Spain said they seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples, and arrested nine members of a gang that had transported the drug from South America. The seizure, from shipping containers, was part of[...]

What the papers say – January 18

Thursday  11:50,   18 january 2018
Press Association

Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge also feature on the front pages.The Daily Mail leads with the headline “Le stitch-up!” as it reports on Theresa May’s pledge of tens of millions of pounds to strengthen Britain’s border controls in France. It[...]

High-risk sex offenders could soon be tagged on release from Irish prisons

Thursday  11:47,   18 january 2018
MSN

Communications Minister Denis Naughten said the Sex Offenders Act needs to be reformedCommunications Minister Denis Naughten said a law to change the monitoring system has taken a step forward with Government approval to prioritise this[...]

Arctic temperatures bring snow, sleet, hail, thunder and wintry showers this weekend

Thursday  11:47,   18 january 2018
Independent.ie

Arctic temperatures bring snow, sleet, hail, thunder and wintry showers this weekendIt will feel slightly colder than yesterday with highest temperatures between 2C and[...]

Motorists urged to take care as Status Orange snow-ice and Status Yellow wind warnings issued

Thursday  11:47,   18 january 2018
Journal.ie

Motorists urged to take care as Status Orange snow-ice and Status Yellow wind warnings issuedFollowing a night of heavy snow in some areas of the country, another bout it expected[...]

Facebook Selfie Helps Solve Mysterious Murder Case

Thursday  10:35,   18 january 2018
International Business Times

Brittney Gargol, 18, was found dead near a landfill in March 2015 and an autopsy later revealed that she died of strangulation. On Monday, Gargol's friend Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Saskatoon Provincial Court in[...]

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

Thursday  09:10,   18 january 2018
The New York Times

The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our[...]