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Teenager killed herself in front of parents after 'relentless' cyber bullying
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:47:19 +0000
From independent.ie
A TEENAGE student shot herself in front of her parents after being subjected to arelentless bullyinga for years.

'Petty' - China dismisses Trump's call with Taiwan as he breaks with decades of US foreign policy
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:57:49 +0000
From independent.ie
US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, a call China dismissed as the "petty action" of a self-ruled island it claims as its own.

Student stabs university professor to death over personal dispute on campus
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:52:25 +0000
From independent.ie
A STUDENT has stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles over a personal dispute.

Isil may use battlefield tactics in more attacks on 'soft' Europe targets
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
Isil is believed to have "several dozen" operatives in Europe and may soon try to bring car bombs and other tactics from the battlefields of the Middle East to its cities, the European Union's police agency has warned.

Journalists killed in plane crash were an 'inspiration'
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
TRIBUTES have been paid to more than 20 journalists killed in Tuesday's plane crash outside of Medellin, Colombia.

Afghan migrant, 17, held over rape and murder of university student
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:16:24 +0000
From independent.ie
A teenage Afghan migrant - who arrived in Germany as an unaccompanied minor last year - has been taken into custody on suspicion of the rape and killing of a 19-year-old university student.

Female teacher accused of seducing two pupils and ranking their sexual prowess
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:36:45 +0000
From independent.ie
A female teacher has been accused of seducing two pupils and ranking their sexual performance.

Islamic State exploits rain to hit Iraqi militias around Mosul
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:31:22 +0000
From independent.ie
Islamic State militants have staged near-simultaneous attacks on positions of state-sanctioned militias west and south of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, apparently taking advantage of bad weather that normally disrupts air support, militia officials said.

Keys and lightbulbs linked to Thomas Edison go up for auction
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:46:16 +0000
From independent.ie
Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph are up for auction in Dallas, in the US, along with some of the lightbulbs that he perfected.

At least nine dead and 13 missing after massive fire during US rave
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:35:08 +0000
From independent.ie
At least nine people were dead and about 25 were unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, the city's fire chief said on Saturday.

Thirteen feared killed after police plane 'crashes into sea'
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:21:55 +0000
From independent.ie
Thirteen people are feared dead after an Indonesian police plane lost contact during a flight on Saturday to the island of Batam near Singapore.

100,000 turn out for memorial to Brazil plane crash victims
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:11:12 +0000
From independent.ie
More than 100,000 people have braved pouring rain to say goodbye to members of a Brazilian football club who died in a plane crash.

Thirteen feared killed after police plane 'crashes into sea'
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:01:13 +0000
From independent.ie
Thirteen people are feared dead after an Indonesian police plane lost contact during a flight on Saturday to the island of Batam near Singapore.

Rescuers work to free trapped miners after China blast kills 17
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:01:12 +0000
From independent.ie
A coal mine explosion in northern China has killed 17 people and left 10 others trapped, state media and officials said.

Russia offers talks as Syrian troops squeeze rebel hold on Aleppo
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:01:04 +0000
From independent.ie
Russia has said it is ready to hold quick talks with the US on the exit of rebels from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

Nazi PoW leaves APS400,000 to 'kind' Scottish village
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:36:01 +0000
From independent.ie
A former German prisoner of war has left nearly APS400,000 to a small Scottish village for the kindness shown to him during his imprisonment.

Doctor resigns over Michelle Obama 'monkey face' remark 'which she did not realise was offensive'
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:56:09 +0000
From independent.ie
A doctor who made a racist remark on Facebook about US first lady Michelle Obama has resigned from her health centre job.

Psychology professor stabbed to death on California campus
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:51:26 +0000
From independent.ie
A student has stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles over a personal dispute.

Harry to explore Guyana's heartland as Caribbean tour draws to close
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:21:06 +0000
From independent.ie
Prince Harry is travelling into the heartland of Guyana to experience some of the country's natural wonders and meet its indigenous people.

Joy on streets as Gambia's Jammeh toppled in presidential election
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:21:03 +0000
From independent.ie
Gambia's strongman president of 22 years has conceded defeat in his country's election, hours after news of the result sent thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented display of disdain for his rule.

Doctor quits over Michelle Obama 'monkey face' slur
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:46:05 +0000
From independent.ie
A doctor who made a racist remark on Facebook about US first lady Michelle Obama has resigned from her health centre job.

Parents who disarmed gun boy prevented tragedy - police
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:26:04 +0000
From independent.ie
Police have said a mother and father who grabbed a shotgun from their son's hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling at his school probably prevented bloodshed by acting quickly after they discovered firearms were missing from their home.

China warning after Trump breaks with protocol over Taiwan
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:56:01 +0000
From independent.ie
China's foreign minister has said he hopes Beijing's relations with the US would not be "interfered with or damaged" after president-elect Donald Trump broke with decades-long diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan's leader.

EU under fire for 'trying to hijack' shock result of British by-election
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
European leaders have been accused of "hijacking" the result of a UK by-election by suggesting the shock Liberal Democrat win means Britain does not want to leave the European Union.

Mary Fitzgerald: There are no humanitarian red lines left to cross in Aleppo
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
The leaflets that dropped like snowflakes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo this week contained a chilling warning. "If you don't leave these areas quickly, you will be annihilated," the leaflets, dropped by Russian and Syrian warplanes, read matter-of-factly. "Save yourselves. You know that everyone has left you alone to face your doom and have offered you no help."

Trump's calling for unity as he revels in division
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
Donald Trump opened his first rally since winning the presidency with lofty calls to unite America, only to veer swiftly off script and resurrect the divisive language of his campaign.

Austria could be next to opt for change as Europe waits
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
Norbert Hofer, vying to become the first freely elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War II, said opponents who repeatedly accused him of seeking a break with the European Union were themselves damaging Austria.

'Mad Dog' - the new US defence secretary who thinks that war is a 'hoot'
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
HE IS famed for getting into the trenches with his troops, quoting Marcus Aurelius on the battlefield, and declaring that war is a "hoot".

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