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A boy left without a mother: 'If I cry for her it is no use. This is life, and this is death'
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Raj has been helping with his mother's cremation for two hours, and is now surveying the burning body intently as it slowly turns to ash. But he has remained totally composed throughout.

Italy says 10 migrants die, 4,500 rescued in ongoing mission
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:49:05 +0100
From independent.ie
Nearly 4,500 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend and 10 bodies were recovered, Italy's coast guard and navy said, in what looked to be the biggest rescue mission of its kind so far this year.

Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew six days after riots were sparked by death of man in custody
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:53:56 +0100
From independent.ie
Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after riots were sparked by the death of a black man who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.

Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:19:33 +0100
From independent.ie
Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp.

Police probe man's 'unexplained' death in London's renowned Dorchester Hotel
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 22:17:03 +0100
From independent.ie
Police are investigating the "unexplained" death of a man at London's Dorchester Hotel.

VIDEO: The babies born in a busy makeshift maternity tent hospital in devastated Nepal
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 16:18:58 +0100
From independent.ie
Staff at this makeshift maternity hospital in Nepal are doing everything they can to ensure the lives of mums and their newborn babies are protected.

Madeleine McCann: Breakthrough for police as ten break-ins at holiday apartments probed
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 13:07:05 +0100
From independent.ie
THE police investigation into the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann is gathering pace after the discovery of further information.

3,600 migrants rescued in 17 different operations off Italian coast yesterday
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:44:11 +0100
From independent.ie
More than 3,600 migrants have been rescued at sea in 17 different operations in just one day, according to the Italian Coast Guard.

Italy rescues migrants on 16 boats
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:36:02 +0100
From independent.ie
Italian Coast Guard and commercial vessels have come to the rescue of at least 16 boats of migrants, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast.

IS behind Baghdad car bombings
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 11:01:02 +0100
From independent.ie
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a late-night car bomb attack in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people.

275 women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 10:38:24 +0100
From independent.ie
A group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram extremists by Nigeria's military have arrived at a refugee camp after a three-day journey to safety.

Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 06:01:08 +0100
From independent.ie
Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after riots were sparked by the death of a black man who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.

Runway damage hits Nepal aid plan
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 05:46:01 +0100
From independent.ie
Runway damage has forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake.

Spam Jam, thank you ma'am
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 05:16:03 +0100
From independent.ie
An annual food festival in Hawaii features an unlikely star - Spam wonderful Spam.

Russian bikers lay wreath in Vienna
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 03:51:03 +0100
From independent.ie
Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club have laid a wreath at a monument to the Russian soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.

Dancer's ashes 'spread over Russia'
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 03:36:03 +0100
From independent.ie
The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.

Freed Boko Haram captives safe
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:11:01 +0100
From independent.ie
Hundreds of girls and women, many bewildered and traumatised, were being fed and given medical care in their first day out of Nigeria's war zone.

IS 'kill Iraqi Yazidi prisoners'
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 01:31:01 +0100
From independent.ie
Islamic State militants shot to death at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, a Yazidi politician said, the latest mass killing carried out by the extremists targeting the sect.

Power of a royal baby
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
By merely being born, approximately on schedule, the new Baby Cambridge has performed the vital duty of taking Britain's mind off elections, tragedies, scandals and the fate of Jeremy Clarkson. Presumably the Duke and Duchess did not plan their second child's arrival for the run-up to polling day, but the timing - with its healthy whiff of royal insouciance - reminds us also of how serenely The Firm floats above the passage of lesser events.

There's a new oil king, and the Left reshuffle and split
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team, handling talks with European and IMF lenders, a move widely seen as an effort to relegate embattled Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to a less active role in negotiations.

The little princess: it's a girl for Kate and Will
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, yesterday gave birth to a baby girl, fourth in line to the UK throne.

Nepalese Irish to rally support for families in disaster zone
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Apart from getting to eat a lot of food, one of the really nice things about my job is that I get to meet people from all over the world, who make up our eclectic, vibrant and colourful restaurant industry. One of the most enjoyable experiences that I've had, in the past couple of years, was in the Kathmandu Kitchen, a delightful Nepalese restaurant on Dame Street.

Sporting world unites as Rio mourns his wife
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Former England football captain Rio Ferdinand has told of his heartbreak after his "soul mate" and wife, Rebecca (34) died in hospital on Friday night following a battle with cancer.

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