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Koala Population Slashed by Bushfires

Amazon Fires Rage

Double Disbelief

More about the Chinese Building Boom

China's World-Beating Bridge

New French President

France has recently elected a new president.

Lego-loving Thieves

The Dabbing Prince

Shane Completes World’s Coldest Marathon

Brexit Update #3

Bill Gates is the richest man in the world … Again!

TPP National Children's Awards

Expedition 196

2017's New Arrivals

A Choo-choo from China

It’s Official - the Irish are Decent People

Irish people are the third most charitable in Europe and are in ninth place in overall world rankings.

Irishman Wins Antarctic Ice Marathon

First to cross the line was Galway man Gary Thornton ...

The Man behind the Magic

Compass Club - Builders Special

Hydrogen-Powered Train Launched

Earthquakes Threaten Colosseum

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

 Mother Teresa has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican...

Lunar Bag Battle

NASA has a legal battle on its hands after it accidentally sold an artefact from the 1969 moon landing...

Giant Panda Making a Comeback

Talk Like a Pirate Day is Here!

Brexit Referendum

On Thursday, 23 June, a referendum will be held in Britain.

Lhakpa Breaks Her Own Record

Lhakpa Sherpa broke her own world record for the most Everest summits by a woman

Dyson Developing Electric Car

UK-based technology company Dyson has become a surprise entrant into the electric car market.

World Fair Trade Day

On May 14 WFTO supporters in 70 countries across five continents will come together in groups to form human chains.

Paris Climate Accord Signed

Independent's Ink is Dry

The UK's Independent newspaper will only be available in digital format in the future

Dublin is a Good Place to Live

Western European cities dominate the top of the 18th Mercer Quality of Living survey rankings.

Cook Stove

Engineers at Trinity College have developed a new energy creating cook stove for use in developing countries around the world.

1916 Commemorative Stamps

An Post has revealed a series of sixteen stamps to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Storm Jonas Cripples US East Coast

Storm Jonas wreaked havoc along America’s East Coast.

Calls For Halawa's Release

The European Parliament has called for the release of an Irishman being held prisoner in Egypt.

Winning the Ebola Battle

All three of the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus epidemic have now documented stopping the original chain of infections that experts believe began in December 2013.

Paris Climate Summit

Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, which is believed to be permanently changing the Earth's climate. Climate change is real and it is happening now.

Earthquake in Afghanistan

An earthquake, measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale, struck in the Jurm region of Afghanistan on October 26.

International News- Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere, made landfall 90 km from Manzanillo, Mexico, on October 23.

Irish Nobel Prize Winner

A Donegal man has become only the second Irish person to win the Nobel Prize for Science.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

TEAM HOPE is an independent Irish, interdenominational Christian relief and development charity. We work with anyone, irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity or background...

Injury Ends O' Connell's Career

The legendary Paul O’ Connell has played his last game for Ireland.

Ireland Topple World Champions

It was one of the greatest results in the history of Irish soccer. The World Cup holders were in town and the Boys in Green were not one bit fazed. Martin O’ Neill’s depleted team was ready to slay giants.

Volkswagen Scandal Unfolds

Diesel cars are hugely popular with motorists, mainly because they use less fuel and are therefore cheaper to run than petrol vehicles.

Roomba! Clean my Room!

Verstappen Passes Driving Test

He is Formula 1's youngest ever driver and in charge of a car that can reach over 320km/h. But Belgian-born Dutchman Max Verstappen was unable to drive a car legally on his own in either country.

Brian Friel (1929-2015)

On Sunday, October 4, 2015 one of Ireland’s literary giants was laid to rest in Glenties, Co. Donegal.

A Sticky Summer for Greece

Greece has been in the news a lot during the holidays! Greece had no money and lots of bills to pay. There was a fear that the country would be made bankrupt and people would take all their money out of banks. To deal with this danger the government decided to prevent people taking out money. Banks were closed for a week and then people were only allowed take out €60 per day from ATMs.

Liam and Shakiha

An Irishman has won the hearts of the world after paying for his taxi driver to join him in an Abu Dhabi theme park.

Trouble in the Markets

During the summer holidays there was talk about the “Markets in China” performing poorly and how a lot of money was being lost by investors as the markets crashed.

UNESCO Site Destroyed

Palmyra is about 250 kilometres northeast of the Syrian capital, Damascus. It was given the name Palmyra, meaning “city of palm trees,” by the Romans, who attacked and captured it in AD 130...

Problems for Putin

Russia has always taken great pride in its contribution to space exploration, and deservedly so. In 1957, Sputnik 1 became the first rocket to orbit the earth and Laika, a stray dog from Moscow, became the first animal to orbit the earth.

Whale Rescue in Skye

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) recently carried out an emergency operation off the Isle of Skye, the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland.

Refugee Children Exploited

In the first five months of 2015, 45,400 migrants have landed on Italy’s Mediterranean coast.

How do Earthquakes Happen

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Goodness Gracious How Audacious

Carlos Hector Flomenbaum had an Argentinian passport and convinced staff at the ABN Amro bank in Antwerp that he was a successful businessman.

Spiderman Celebration

When Hertha Berlin footballer, Anis Ben Haitra, scored in a Bundesliga clash with Schalke 04, fans were confused to see him celebrate by donning a Spiderman mask.

Gerbils May Have Caused Plague

New research has shown that a deadly disease that killed millions of people across Europe in the Middle Ages may have been carried by gerbils. It has long been thought that the bubonic plague was spread by rats.

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