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Three still missing as 87 miners rescued after mining shaft collapses in South Africa
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:50:29 +0000
From independent.ie
Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said.

Teenager murdered love rival (14) in 'brutal and sustained attack' in cemetery
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:01:13 +0000
From independent.ie
A teenager has been convicted of murdering a 14-year-old love rival in a cemetery.

Fears as Japanese volcano erupts close to nuclear plant
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:08:31 +0000
From independent.ie
A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, shooting ash nearly 2 km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but there were no immediate report of damage and operations at the power station were not affected.

Isis release new horrifying video showing English-speaking child 'about 10' beheading rebel fighter
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:04:51 +0000
From independent.ie
Isis have released a new propaganda video showing a young English-speaking boy beheading an unarmed hostage.

'Wheelchair-bound suicide bomber' responsible for attack on plane where 'burning man was sucked out' of hole
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:10:53 +0000
From independent.ie
A bomb attack that ripped a hole in an airliner as it flew over Somalia was smuggled on board by a wheelchair-bound passenger who was not properly screened, officials suspect.

Two buildings collapse after 6.4 magnitude earthquakes strikes Taiwan
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:17:51 +0000
From independent.ie
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, causing at least two buildings to collapse.

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes southern Taiwan
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:46:11 +0000
From independent.ie
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, causing at least two buildings to collapse.

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:41:15 +0000
From independent.ie
Twitter says it is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.

BMX rider Dave Mirra dies at 41
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:31:01 +0000
From independent.ie
Veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died, police in the United States say. He was 41.

Denmark says US plane was ready to fly Edward Snowden back
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:41:05 +0000
From independent.ie
A US government plane was parked at Copenhagen Airport in June 2013 waiting to fly former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to the States, according to Denmark's justice minister.

Suspect killed as 'Bonnie and Clyde' crime spree ends in shootout with police
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:31:05 +0000
From independent.ie
The hunt for a couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across three states has ended with the man dead and the woman in custody after a shootout with police.

France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:56:14 +0000
From independent.ie
French supermarkets will be forbidden from destroying unsold food and encouraged to donate it to charities or farms as part of a national campaign against food waste.

Sexual harassment complaints double at Cologne Carnival
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:36:13 +0000
From independent.ie
Police in Cologne have received more than twice the usual number of criminal complaints alleging crimes of a sexual nature during the first day of this year's street carnival.

Pope and Russian Orthodox leader set for historic meeting
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:11:17 +0000
From independent.ie
Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West.

One dead after crane collapses in Manhattan
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:56:21 +0000
From independent.ie
One person is dead and two are seriously injured after a crane collapsed in New York City, emergency services said.

Active Zika virus found in urine and saliva, says Brazilian research unit
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:56:09 +0000
From independent.ie
A leading Brazilian health research institute says it has discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples.

Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:41:12 +0000
From independent.ie
The Belgian government has approved a plan to combat Islamic radicalism and extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.

One killed as crane collapses on to parked cars in Manhattan street
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:31:14 +0000
From independent.ie
One person has died and two others are seriously injured after a crane collapsed on to parked cars in New York City.

Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:41:10 +0000
From independent.ie
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought.

Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:31:17 +0000
From independent.ie
One of Japan's most active volcanoes has erupted spectacularly with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slopes.

Death of British travel writer in Romania treated as suspicious
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:31:17 +0000
From independent.ie
The death of a British travel writer in Romania is being treated as suspicious.

London's Victoria Street tube station evacuated over unexploded bomb
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:57:13 +0000
From independent.ie
Victoria Station has been evacuated during this morning's rush hour after an alert was raised over an "unexploded bomb".

50,000 refugees at Turkish border after fleeing Syria fighting, says charity
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:26:16 +0000
From independent.ie
About 50,000 people fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria have arrived at a Turkish border crossing, a charity says.

Dozens rescued after building collapses at South African gold mine
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:21:08 +0000
From independent.ie
Three people are still missing after a building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa, trapping dozens.

Watch: New Zealand Minister Steven Joyce hit in the face with sex toy
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:15:25 +0000
From independent.ie
A leading New Zealand politician has been hit in the face by a sex toy

Two audience members hurt after extreme motorsports stunt goes wrong
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:52:51 +0000
From independent.ie
Two audience members were injured when a stunt at an extreme motorsports show went wrong.

Tonga declares Zika epidemic after 5 confirmed cases
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:16:02 +0000
From independent.ie
The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga has declared it has a Zika epidemic after five people tested positive for the virus and another 265 are suspected of having it.

GCHQ quiz solution: the full answers - but can you understand them?
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:00:04 +0000
From independent.ie
GCHQ has published the full solution to its mind-bending Christmas quiz, but the answers may leave you just as baffled as the questions.

Honda to recall 5.7 million cars in exploding air bags alert
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:41:01 +0000
From independent.ie
Japanese car giant Honda is to recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp air bag inflators which can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.

Can you crack it? Irishman winner of the 'toughest code breaking challenge in the world'
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:31:57 +0000
From independent.ie
A Dubliner is amongst three budding code-breakers who have proved they are almost a match for the UK's national intelligence and security agency by winning its Christmas card cryptography challenge.

Paris taxi dispute: protests move to city centre
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:26:03 +0000
From independent.ie
Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris city centre after disrupting access to Charles de Gaulle Airport for hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services.

Woman who tipped off police and prevented second wave of atrocities in Paris terror attacks feels 'abandoned'
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:52:54 +0000
From independent.ie
France avoided greater terrorist carnage in November thanks to the courage of a young woman who tipped off police that she had seen the jihadist leader Abdelhamid Abaaoud living rough on a motorway embankment, it has emerged.

Set of china bought by farmer expected to fetch a!25m at auction
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:49:13 +0000
From independent.ie
A collection of Chinese antiques that a farmer paid as little as APS100 per item for is expected to make his family a a!25 million fortune when it sells at auction.

'He's just a teddy bear with eight legs' - Meet the new tarantula named after Johnny Cash
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:39:41 +0000
From independent.ie
Inmates at Folsom Prison may be singing the blues a little louder when they hear what is crawling outside the penitentiary walls.

Watch: 'Arachnophobic family' find monster Huntsman spider crawling in bag of salad bought in a supermarket
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:31:05 +0000
From independent.ie
A family, who described themselves as "arachnophobic", got a shock when they found a huge spider crawling inside a bag of salad.

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