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Kim Jong-un bans all weddings, funerals and freedom of movement in North Korea
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 18:53:37 +0100
From independent.ie
Weddings and funerals have been banned and Pyongyang is in lockdown as preparations for a once-in-a-generation party congress get underway in North Korea.

Remains of US climbers Alex Lowe and David Bridges found 16 years after they were buried in avalanche
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 10:54:50 +0100
From independent.ie
The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.

Brazil judge orders phone carriers to block WhatsApp message app
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 19:19:16 +0100
From independent.ie
A Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp for 72 hours throughout Latin America's largest country starting Monday afternoon, the second such incident against the popular messaging application in five months.

CIA slammed for alive-tweetinga raid to mark five-year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden death
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 09:39:52 +0100
From independent.ie
The CIA has been ridiculed after 'live tweeting' the special forces operation to kill Osama Bin Laden to mark the fifth anniversary of the raid.

Six children orphaned after parents die 24 hours apart
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 11:53:31 +0100
From independent.ie
The death of a parent is a traumatic enough experience for any child to endure but the Norsworthy family had to deal with the death of both of their parents in separate incidents in just 24 hours

Five of Prince's siblings in court for first hearing on his estate
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 18:56:08 +0100
From independent.ie
Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician is not known to have left a will.

Czech government approves use of Czechia as country's name
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 18:06:10 +0100
From independent.ie
The Czech government has approved a plan to use Czechia as a one-word version of the country's name alongside the official Czech Republic.

Starbucks accused of overfilling cold drinks with ice instead of coffee or liquid in legal action
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 17:55:56 +0100
From independent.ie
Starbucks has been accused in legal action of overfilling its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid.

Starbucks accused of filling cups with too much ice
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 17:06:01 +0100
From independent.ie
Starbucks has been accused in legal action of overfilling its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid.

Turkish politicians fight again over bid to strip immunity
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 16:56:06 +0100
From independent.ie
A committee of the Turkish parliament has once again erupted in chaos over a contentious ruling party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution.

Boy (13) dies after pellet gun shooting as two friends arrested over his death
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 16:50:39 +0100
From independent.ie
A 13-year-old who died of a pellet gun injury has been named by police as Ben Wragge.

John Kerry pushes 'several proposals' to restore truce in Syria
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 16:11:07 +0100
From independent.ie
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.

Trump and Clinton look ahead to presidential battle
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 14:11:09 +0100
From independent.ie
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking beyond their struggling primary-season rivals and focusing on the one-on-one battle to come if they sew up the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations.

Solar plane begins 16-hour trip to Arizona
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 13:51:04 +0100
From independent.ie
A solar-powered plane has taken off from California to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun.

Norway crash helicopter 'made no Mayday call'
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 13:21:02 +0100
From independent.ie
The oil-rig helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people, gave no Mayday call or indicated it was in trouble, a Norwegian investigator has said.

Terror threat faced across Europe 'highly complex'
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 13:21:01 +0100
From independent.ie
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat facing Europe.

US state could soon make it legal for students to bring guns to university
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 13:11:15 +0100
From independent.ie
A US state could soon make it legal for students over the age of 21 to take a gun to university.

Cambodia school day shortened as temperatures soar to 42C
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:51:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heatwave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42C (107.6F).

Iran's supreme leader criticises US presence in Persian Gulf
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:41:04 +0100
From independent.ie
Iran's supreme leader has criticised the US presence in the Persian Gulf region, saying American forces should go back to the Bay of Pigs.

Mother and daughter rescued after five days lost in New Zealand wilderness
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:41:03 +0100
From independent.ie
An American exchange student and her mother were rescued after spending five days lost in the New Zealand wilderness when a helicopter pilot spotted huge "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.

UK firm Reckitt Benckiser to compensate victims of deadly disinfectants
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:41:02 +0100
From independent.ie
British firm Reckitt Benckiser has apologised and has pledged to compensate hundreds of those killed or injured by deadly disinfectants it sold in South Korea.

Pilgrims killed in Baghdad car bombing
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:41:02 +0100
From independent.ie
At least 18 Shiite pilgrims were killed when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad.

Detroit schools closed as teachers call in sick amid pay fears
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:41:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Most of Detroit's public schools are closed for the day after the teaching union urged members to call in sick following a weekend announcement that the district will not be able to pay school staff from this summer.

Police urge anyone who took 'Mastercard' ecstacy pills to seek urgent medical attention after teenager's death
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:39:46 +0100
From independent.ie
A teenage girl has died after taking a "MasterCard" ecstasy pill, prompting police to urge anyone else who may have taken the drug to seek urgent medical attention.

America's most famous elephants retire after decades of criticism from animal rights activists
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:33:31 +0100
From independent.ie
Elephants with the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus have performed for last time after decades of criticism from animal rights activists.

Man charged with attempted murder over brutal hammer attack that left girl (17) with life-changing injuries
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:11:05 +0100
From independent.ie
A man is to appear in court charged with attempted murder over a brutal hammer attack that left a 17-year-old girl with life-changing injuries.

Mother and daughter rescued after five days lost in forest after helicopter spotted 'help' signs they had made from plants
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 12:02:14 +0100
From independent.ie
An American exchange student and her mother were rescued after spending five days lost in the New Zealand wilderness when a helicopter pilot spotted huge "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.

Teenager dies after he accidentally shot himself in the head while trying to take a selfie
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 11:39:40 +0100
From independent.ie
A teenager in India has died after he accidentally shot himself in the head while trying to take a selfie.

Drone attacks targeting IS positions have killed 63 militants in Syria
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 10:34:21 +0100
From independent.ie
Artillery shelling and drone attacks targeting Islamic State positions in Syria have killed 63 militants, the Turkish military has said.

Forest fires threaten tiger reserves in India
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 10:31:03 +0100
From independent.ie
Massive forest fires sweeping across the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are threatening two tiger reserves, officials said.

Malia Obama to take a gap year
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 10:31:03 +0100
From independent.ie
The eldest daughter of US President Barack and Michelle Obama is to take a gap year before starting her studies at Harvard University, the White House has announced.

63 militants killed in attacks on IS positions in Syria
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 10:31:02 +0100
From independent.ie
Artillery shelling and drone attacks targeting Islamic State positions in Syria have killed 63 militants, the Turkish military has said.

Football legend Paul Gascoigne left devastated at death of 22-year-old nephew
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 09:35:13 +0100
From independent.ie
Paul Gascoigne has been left heartbroken by the sudden death of his 22-year-old nephew.

Colombia deports 'Peru's most wanted criminal'
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 07:16:02 +0100
From independent.ie
Colombian police have announced the capture of an alleged dangerous drug lord described as Peru's most-wanted criminal.

Donald Trump pinata paraded through the streets of LA as May Day protests turn ugly
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 07:10:37 +0100
From independent.ie
A Donald Trump pinata has been paraded around Los Angeles as marchers took to the streets on May Day.

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