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Families killed in their beds as quake toll of 120 set to rise
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy yesterday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 120 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Frenchman yells 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabs British tourist (21) in Australia
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A British tourist killed at a hostel in Australia by a Frenchman yelling "Allahu Akbar" has been named as Mia Ayliffe-Chung.

Husband (81) sentenced for shooting wife suffering from dementia
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A pensioner who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.

Turkish troops enter Syria and head for Isil-held town
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Turkey launched its biggest military operation in Syria yesterday in an effort to force Isil militants away from its border and to deter further advances by Syrian Kurds allied with Turkish separatists.

Erdogan sends in tanks to thwart the Kurds, not Isil
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
How the West would love to believe that Turkey's army in Syria - all 10 tanks of it - are striking at last at everyone's enemy, the blood-soaked cult of the "Islamic State".

Report blames Syria and IS for chemical attacks
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:06:04 +0100
From independent.ie
An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-hit nation during 2014 and 2015, according to a report.

Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:26:04 +0100
From independent.ie
A child survivor of a bridge collapse that killed 13 people is facing a terror charge after US authorities say he travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group just a few weeks after collecting more than 91,000 dollars (APS69,000) in settlement money for his injuries.

Brexit an anti-establishment victory, Nigel Farage tells Trump supporters
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:51:04 +0100
From independent.ie
Nigel Farage has said he would not vote for US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if he was paid, but stopped short of explicitly endorsing her rival Donald Trump.

Race to reach Italy quake survivors as death toll rises
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:21:02 +0100
From independent.ie
Rescue crews are facing a race against time to dig out survivors from an earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble.

Colombia and FARC rebels announce peace deal to end 50-year war
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:01:02 +0100
From independent.ie
Colombia's government and its biggest rebel group are announcing a deal for ending their country's half-century guerrilla war, one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts.

Two-thirds of pensioners 'have high-risk activity on bucket list'
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:11:21 +0100
From independent.ie
Almost a third of pensioners say they are more adventurous in older age than they were in their youth, with mountain climbing and joining the mile high club appearing in some of their bucket lists, a poll has found.

Divorces increase as fifth of Britons admit cheating on holiday, survey reveals
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:11:20 +0100
From independent.ie
A mix of sun, sea and alcohol is being blamed for a seasonal rise in divorces as nearly one in five Britons admitted cheating on their partner while on holiday, according to research.

Earth-like planet with oceans is found just four light years away
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A planet similar to Earth that may have deep oceans and even life has been discovered in another solar system just 4.27 light years away - close enough to be reached by future space missions.

Earthquake leaves 159 dead in central Italy
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Survivors were last night still being pulled from the rubble hours after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy, killing at least 159 people.

Fisherman kept giant pearl worth a!88m under his bed for 10 years
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A giant pearl - believed to be the biggest in the world and possibly worth more than $100m (a!88m) - has been discovered in the Philippines after a fisherman's family handed it over to authorities.

Trump softens stance on deporting illegal immigrants
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Donald Trump is backing away from his call for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, and even some of his rally-going supporters say they're fine with it.

EU to tread carefully on Brexit - Merkel
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
The 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after the UK leaves must listen to each other carefully and avoid rushing into policy decisions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday.

Largest aircraft in the world crashes during test flight after revamp
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
The world's largest aircraft has crashed during its second test flight since being revamped in the UK.

Having few friends is 'as bad for you as smoking'
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Having no friends could be as deadly as smoking, researchers at Harvard University have suggested, after discovering a link between loneliness and the levels of a blood-clotting protein which can cause heart attacks and stroke.

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