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Turkey won't go ahead with EU refugee plan unless visa requirements are lifted for Turkish citizens
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 22:49:01 +0100
From independent.ie
Turkey has warned it will not move forward on implementing a refugee readmission agreement with the European Union (EU) unless visa requirements are lifted for Turkish citizens without further conditions.

Investigators raid Google headquarters as part of tax evasion inquiry
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 16:43:31 +0100
From independent.ie
Dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters, escalating an investigation into the digital giant on suspicion of tax evasion.

US prosecutors to seek death penalty for white man accused of killing nine black people in South Carolina church shooting
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 22:53:31 +0100
From independent.ie
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Model tells court how she accidentally shot her millionaire British ex boyfriend three times
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 07:31:18 +0100
From independent.ie
A Slovakian model accused of murdering her British millionaire ex-boyfriend at his luxury home in Spain has described in court the moment he died after a violent struggle.

Two journalists reported missing in Colombia while covering disappearance of Spanish reporter
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 20:29:22 +0100
From independent.ie
Two journalists have gone missing in Colombia's northeast conflict zone while covering the disappearance of a Spanish reporter feared kidnapped this weekend, the government said.

Model accused of murdering millionaire breaks down as court shown body photos
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 19:39:04 +0100
From independent.ie
A jury has heard how a Slovakian model accused of murdering a British millionaire at his luxury home in Spain went on the run across Europe before handing herself in to police.

Actor Bill Cosby to face a criminal trial on sex assault charges
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 18:40:45 +0100
From independent.ie
Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges relating to allegations which date back to 2004.

Sanders campaign requests Kentucky vote recanvass
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 18:26:26 +0100
From independent.ie
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has requested a re-canvass in Kentucky's presidential primary, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than 0.5% of the vote.

Bill Cosby to face criminal trial over sex attack claims
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 17:56:11 +0100
From independent.ie
Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges relating to allegations which date back to 2004.

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew to meet Chewbacca mask lady
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 17:26:11 +0100
From independent.ie
TV talk show host James Corden has surprised Chewbacca mask lady Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the Star Wars creature.

Town abuzz after bees descend on car
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 17:01:07 +0100
From independent.ie
Thousands of bees have created a "spectacular" buzz after swarming on to the boot of a car.

Revealed: The new changes to Twitter
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:46:24 +0100
From independent.ie
Twitter has announced that photos, videos and other media will not count against its 140-character limit.

Google's French headquarters raided in tax probe
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:31:11 +0100
From independent.ie
French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering.

Man offers six-month Caribbean 'holiday' for someone who can help injured girlfriend
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:20:21 +0100
From independent.ie
A devoted boyfriend has offered a free six-month trip to the Caribbean to someone who can help take care of his bed-bound girlfriend.

Hammond's categorical assurance that Foreign Office feline not an EU 'mole'
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:06:01 +0100
From independent.ie
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has jumped to the defence of the Foreign Office's new cat, after an MP raised "fears" it could be an EU spy.

Eamonn Meehan: Total absence of political will to stop humanitarian crises emerging is the biggest issue
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 14:16:04 +0100
From independent.ie
AROUND the world today there are approximately 125 million people a almost 20 times the combined Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland populations a in need of humanitarian assistance.

Anti-austerity protest in Brussels marred by violent clashes
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 13:16:10 +0100
From independent.ie
Brussels' police chief has been injured during clashes at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by 50,000 people in the centre of the Belgian capital.

Ice-cream kiosk at Broadchurch location expected to make big lolly at auction
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 13:06:01 +0100
From independent.ie
An ice-cream kiosk in a tourist hotspot made famous by hit TV drama Broadchurch is to go under the hammer.

Barack Obama urges improved human rights in Vietnam in wake of US arms deal
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 12:51:04 +0100
From independent.ie
US President Barack Obama has called on Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens.

Sir Ian McKellen takes aim at country's colonial law that 'oppresses gays'
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 11:26:04 +0100
From independent.ie
Sir Ian McKellen has criticised India's use of a British colonial law to crack down on homosexuality, telling a newspaper in Mumbai that the country needs to "grow up".

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves new government
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 10:41:10 +0100
From independent.ie
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a new government formed by his trusted ally who has pledged to push through constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency.

Human remains retrieved from EgyptAir Flight 804 crash site point to explosion on board
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 10:18:06 +0100
From independent.ie
Human remains retrieved from the EgyptAir Flight 804 crash site point to an explosion on board, an Egyptian forensic official has said.

French police use force as labour law strikes spread to oil refineries
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 08:21:14 +0100
From independent.ie
French police used water cannons to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean.

Greek authorities send in riot police at dawn to begin clearing Idomeni refugee camp
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 07:35:32 +0100
From independent.ie
Greek authorities began a dawn operation to evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police.

Idomeni migrant site evacuation in Greece under way
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 06:46:03 +0100
From independent.ie
Greek authorities have sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.

Brazil minister steps aside over 'corruption plot' recording
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 06:16:02 +0100
From independent.ie
A minister in Brazil's new government has taken a leave of absence after he was secretly recorded apparently plotting to oust the former president in a bid to stall a huge corruption probe.

Human remains 'suggest explosion' on EgyptAir flight
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 05:11:02 +0100
From independent.ie
Human remains from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are small in size, suggesting there may have been an explosion on board, a senior Egyptian forensics official has said.

Murder trial of Shield actor begins in Los Angeles
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 01:41:03 +0100
From independent.ie
The murder trial has started of an actor who played a police officer on TV and is accused of shooting and killing his wife in front of their young children.

Crime syndicate nets a!11m from 1,400 cash machines in two-hour spree
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Japanese police are investigating a nationwide ATM heist after nearly AY=1.4bn (a!11.3m) was illegally withdrawn from 1,400 cash machines in the space of two hours.

Yemeni suicide bombers kill army recruits
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, have been killed in two bomb attacks claimed by Isil in the Yemeni city of Aden.

England 'would reach quarter finals of life expectancy tournament' says study
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 00:11:17 +0100
From independent.ie
England would get knocked out in the quarter finals of Euro 2016 if the tournament was based on health statistics and not football matches won, a new study has found.

Miss Great Britain heading for Love Island in search of 'nice boyfriend'
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 00:11:16 +0100
From independent.ie
Miss Great Britain, Zara Holland, will be hoping to find romance as a contestant on the new series of ITV's Love Island.

Time lord, what fools these mortals be! Tennant jokes in Shakespeare classic
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 00:11:16 +0100
From independent.ie
Russell T Davies has joked that he "stole" gags from his old time lord David Tennant for his new adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Irish mother of three jailed for plan to join Isil
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A Northern Ireland woman who converted to Islam and wanted to bring up her children under the Islamic State in Syria has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

McIlroy's Olympics bid at risk over Zika
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Rory McIlroy says he will pull out of the Olympics in Brazil if the spread of the Zika virus intensifies.

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