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MH370: Aircraft debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777, says Malaysia's prime minister
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:14 +0100
From independent.ie
Remains of an aircraft wing that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean is to be sent to France to determine if it is the missing flight MH370, Malaysia's prime minister confirmed.

Taliban picks new leader after Mullah Mohammad Omar's death
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:40:17 +0100
From independent.ie
The Taliban has elected a successor to leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has been confirmed dead by officials in Afghanistan.

Greenpeace activists dangle off Oregon bridge to protest over Shell oil-drilling
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:05:45 +0100
From independent.ie
Protesters rappelled off a bridge and formed a kayak flotilla in Portland, Oregon, yesterday hoping to delay Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic oil exploration this summer by blocking the return of a ship to Alaska that holds emergency equipment.

Cecil the lion's dentist killer Walter Palmer apologises to patients for the adisruptiona to his business
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:43:31 +0100
From independent.ie
The US dentist at the centre of an international outcry after he killed Zimbabwe's most famous lion has apologised to his patients for the disruption caused by the anger directed at him.

New York judge says chimps may get legal rights - but not for now
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:47:57 +0100
From independent.ie
Claims that intelligent animals should have limited legal rights may someday succeed, a Manhattan judge said on Thursday, but she denied an animal rights group's bid to get two chimpanzees used in research at a state university released to a sanctuary.

Ultra-Orthodox Jew stabs revellers at Jerusalem gay pride parade
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:02:08 +0100
From independent.ie
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revellers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people as they marched in the holy city.

Cecil the lion's killers suspended by hunting organisation
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:39:05 +0100
From independent.ie
An international hunting organisation has suspending the membership of the US hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe.

Passenger suing Etihad Airways for a!200k after being seated next to agrossly overweighta man
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:29:24 +0100
From independent.ie
A man is suing an airline for a!200,000 over claims he suffered aseverea back ache after sitting next to an obese man who coughed a lot.

Confederate flags placed at US church near Martin Luther King centre
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:37:04 +0100
From independent.ie
Four Confederate flags have been found on the grounds of a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Centre in Atlanta.

Man sues Etihad Airways over 'injury' from sitting next to obese passenger
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:57:00 +0100
From independent.ie
A man is suing Etihad Airways over claims he suffered a back injury after being seated next to an overweight passenger in economy class.

Greek bailout deal vote called by Tsipras to silence Syriza rebels
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:38:27 +0100
From independent.ie
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a vote within his party to silence rebels against a crucial bailout deal with the country's creditors.

The shocking moment police officer kills unarmed black man stopped for missing front licence plate
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:11:51 +0100
From independent.ie
A shocking video shows an unarmed black man shot dead by a police officer as sat in his car in Cincinatti in the United States.

Crunch time for entrepreneur hoping to corner market in crisp sandwiches
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:42:11 +0100
From independent.ie
England's first crisp sandwich shop has opened its doors to the public for the first time

New Mexico firefighter who hung up on frantic 911 caller quits
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:31:49 +0100
From independent.ie
A firefighter who hung up on a frantic 911 caller attempting to save the life of a 17-year-old gunshot victim has resigned.

Oh, Bother! Man arrested after hijacking Winnie the Pooh toy car
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:23:21 +0100
From independent.ie
A man has been arrested for hijacking a Winnie the Pooh toy car from a supermarket after a two-month police investigation.

Taliban picks new leader after Mullah Mohammad Omar's death
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:02:03 +0100
From independent.ie
The Taliban has elected a successor to leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has been confirmed dead by officials in Afghanistan.

Giant panda accused of 'faking pregnancy' so handlers would pamper her
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:59 +0100
From independent.ie
A giant panda from Taiwan has been caught faking pregnancy so she could have extra meals and an air conditioned room.

Ukrainian pilot Savchenko's pre-trial hearing in Russia adjourned
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:47:04 +0100
From independent.ie
A Ukrainian military pilot accused of being involved in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine has had her pre-trial hearing adjourned.

'This is not a trivial matter' - Woman convicted of assaulting police officer with her breast
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:41:03 +0100
From independent.ie
A judge sentenced a female protester to three and a half months in jail after she was convicted of assaulting a police officer with her breast.

Fury as museum planned to celebrate women is dedicated to Jack the Ripper
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:35:53 +0100
From independent.ie
A museum originally billed as a celebration of east London women has been branded a asick jokea after it was unveiled to be devoted to the crimes of Jack the Ripper.

Thrill-seekers to flock to world's 'longest and tallest tunnel slide' in London
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:25:04 +0100
From independent.ie
The world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" will open at the Orbit in the Olympic Park, after planning permission was granted.

Watch: Mad moment 'Del Boy' three-wheeler car drives onto level crossing
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:19:01 +0100
From independent.ie
A Robin Reliant car, bearing a striking resemblance to Del Boy's infamous van, has been captured on video performing a manoeuvre that could have come straight from Only Fools and Horses.

Australian police issue statement over young girl's body found in a suitcase a and alleged links to Madeleine McCann
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:11:50 +0100
From independent.ie
Australian police officers investigating the discovery of a young girlas body in a suitcase have stressed that it is not Madeleine McCann.

At least 20 killed in Nepal as monsoon rains spark landslides
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:08:33 +0100
From independent.ie
At least 20 people have died after landslides buried three villages in a mountain area of Nepal.

'They're coming towards us' - Australian reality show defends sending participants into ISIS warzone in Syria
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:57 +0100
From independent.ie
An Australian broadcaster has defended its decision to send the participants of a reality show to Syria, where they were allegedly shot at by Isis militants.

Nepal landslides bury mountain villages, killing 30
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:12 +0100
From independent.ie
At least 30 people have died after landslides buried several mountain villages in Nepal.

Panic grips flight as passenger tries to sets fire to cabin
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:22:53 +0100
From independent.ie
Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment a man allegedly tried to set fire to a plane cabin while in flight.

Prison worker tells investigators her relationship with two inmates included sex acts and naked photos
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:49:09 +0100
From independent.ie
A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape has told investigators her relationship with the two inmates included sex acts and naked photos.

The rise of 'crowdbirthing': Why young mothers are now happy to have an audience in the delivery room
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:36:13 +0100
From independent.ie
Young mothers in labour now have an average of eight people in the delivery room with them as part of a new "crowdbirthing" phenomenon, a survey has found.

Israel passes law to force-feed hunger striking prisoners
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:27:12 +0100
From independent.ie
Israel's parliament has passed a contentious law that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.

Health benefits of aquarium visits revealed in new research
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:42:23 +0100
From independent.ie
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research.

Fly thought to be extinct for 147 years found in Devon wildlife reserve
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:37:09 +0100
From independent.ie
A fly that is thought to have been extinct for almost 150 years has been found living in Devon.

India executes 1993 Mumbai bombings plotter
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:16:36 +0100
From independent.ie
A man who was convicted of helping to raise funds for the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which killed 257 people, has been hanged.

Staffie Brunetta on the mend after giant tumour removed
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:47:01 +0100
From independent.ie
A Staffordshire bull terrier which developed a football-sized tumour has bounced back to health after successful surgery.

University graduates sue Rolling Stone magazine over retracted rape story
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:39:06 +0100
From independent.ie
Three university graduates profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story have filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author.

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