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Monday 15 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes Get Up Stand Up

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes

The owner said he will pay the women working for him to make up for what they would normally get from clients.

Sunday 14 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Chaos in Georgia as heavy flooding lets zoo animals loose on the streets Lions And Tigers

Pictures: Chaos in Georgia as heavy flooding lets zoo animals loose on the streets

At least eight people have died in the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie The world’s first cannabis resort offers yoga, hiking, and lots of pot Bud And Breakfast
From TheJournal.ie Dallas gunman’s father says his son “snapped” Street Battle

Dallas gunman’s father says his son “snapped”

James Boulware was shot dead by police after opening fire on a police station.

Saturday 13 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man attacked and killed by escaped elephant in Germany Buchen

Man attacked and killed by escaped elephant in Germany

Reports in Germany suggest the elephant had previously injured people.

Friday 12 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Official: This man is not a pimp Can't Pimp Your Ride

Official: This man is not a pimp

Dominique Strauss Khan, the former head of the IMF, was acquitted of pimping charges this morning.

From The42 Former professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes dead at 69 RIP

Former professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes dead at 69

The American Dream is no more.

Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Caught in the act: People are shaming their neighbours for wasting water Drought Shaming This post contains a poll

Caught in the act: People are shaming their neighbours for wasting water

People are videoing people wasting water and posting it online.

From TheJournal.ie UN peacekeepers ‘traded food and medicine for sex’ Haiti

UN peacekeepers ‘traded food and medicine for sex’

About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.

Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Chimpanzees have sessions, get drunk, go for a lie down – new study Mad Yokes
From TheJournal.ie Police are poking around Fifa’s headquarters again Seizure

Police are poking around Fifa’s headquarters again

‘IT data’ has been seized.

From TheJournal.ie Copy of Fifty Shades of Grey sequel stolen a week before publication day That Hurts
From TheJournal.ie “He can rot in hell” – Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed Lethal Injection

“He can rot in hell” – Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed

Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.

From TheJournal.ie Texas cop who drew gun and wrestled bikini-clad teen girl at pool party resigns Mckinney

Texas cop who drew gun and wrestled bikini-clad teen girl at pool party resigns

Eric Casebolt was not pressured to leave according to the McKinney police chief.

Tuesday 9 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This woman was denied a doctorate during Nazi rule… but now she has one, aged 102 RACE LAWS

This woman was denied a doctorate during Nazi rule… but now she has one, aged 102

Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport became Germany’s oldest recipient of a doctorate at age 102.

From TheJournal.ie Reporters flee live televised White House press briefing over bomb threat Secret Service

Reporters flee live televised White House press briefing over bomb threat

The incident began with a threatening phone call.

From TheJournal.ie Footage discovered of Amelia Earhart just before she disappeared Mystery

Footage discovered of Amelia Earhart just before she disappeared

The tape sat on a shelf for more than 50 years and was only recently found.

From TheJournal.ie Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed The Hole

Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed

Albert Woodfox was placed in solitary in 1972 when charged in the death of a prison guard.

Monday 8 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century Fossil Fuels

G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century

The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.

From TheJournal.ie New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after “Shawshank” style breakout Manhunt

New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after “Shawshank” style breakout

David Sweat and Richard Matt cut through steel walls to make their getaway.

Sunday 7 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Brothers wrongfully convicted for killing little girl ‘want a normal life’ after 30 years behind bars Death Row

Brothers wrongfully convicted for killing little girl ‘want a normal life’ after 30 years behind bars

The brothers are trying to come to terms with the changes that occurred in the outside world while they were on death row.

Saturday 6 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 33 people injured after lightning struck German music festival Rock Am Ring

33 people injured after lightning struck German music festival

All of those injured have been taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie The ISIS radio station targeting new recruits sounds just like America’s NPR ISIS Calling

The ISIS radio station targeting new recruits sounds just like America’s NPR

The smooth production of Al-Bayan shows just how far the hardcore Islamic propaganda machine has come in the last three years.

Friday 5 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific Drop In The Ocean

A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific

Guam has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man dies before execution Iraq

Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man dies before execution

Tariq Aziz wasn’t hanged because the Vatican asked for a pardon as he was Christian.

From TheJournal.ie Eight of 10 men reportedly jailed over Malala attack were actually acquitted Pakistan

Eight of 10 men reportedly jailed over Malala attack were actually acquitted

Public prosecutor Sayed Naeem had said they were all sentenced to life in prison – now he claims he was misquoted.

From TheJournal.ie A cyber-attack has left four million US government staff in serious trouble Shanghaied

A cyber-attack has left four million US government staff in serious trouble

China says that it didn’t do it.

From TheJournal.ie This man has just had the world’s first skull transplant Noggin This post contains videos

This man has just had the world’s first skull transplant

For good measure, Jim Boysen also got a new kidney and pancreas.

From The42 LeBron v Curry in the NBA finals tipped off last night and this is what happened Lebron James
From TheJournal.ie Subway sandwiches are about to get a lot more natural No Artificial Colours

Subway sandwiches are about to get a lot more natural

The sandwich chain is trying to market itself as a fresher alternative to hamburger chains.

Thursday 4 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Lion that killed American tourist to be moved to another park South Africa

Lion that killed American tourist to be moved to another park

The park which remains open has come in for some criticism since the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k Freedom

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k

New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.

From TheJournal.ie A women-only college in the US will now accept transgender women Barnard

A women-only college in the US will now accept transgender women

It will still exclude transgender men, or applicants born female but identifying as male.

Google’s self-driving cars have been in 12 accidents, but none were their fault*

*Although a company employee was in control of one at the time of one crash.

Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “There is no end to love”: Sheryl Sandberg shares emotional post on husband’s death Facebook

“There is no end to love”: Sheryl Sandberg shares emotional post on husband’s death

The Facebook chief operation officer’s husband died a month ago in a sudden accident.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian Islamic converts were ‘inspired’ by Boston bombings in terror plot Terrorism

Canadian Islamic converts were ‘inspired’ by Boston bombings in terror plot

The couple targeted a packed Canada Day celebration with their pressure-cooker bombs.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Terrorism suspect’ lunged at police with a knife before they shot him dead Police Shooting This post contains videos

‘Terrorism suspect’ lunged at police with a knife before they shot him dead

Usaama Rahim’s brother says he was shot in the back.

Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Police hunt for Mila Kunis stalker after escape from mental health facility Stuart Lynn Dunn

Police hunt for Mila Kunis stalker after escape from mental health facility

Stuart Lynn Dunn escaped through a bathroom window on Satuday night.

Google’s global workforce is overwhelmingly white and Asian men

In the US, only 2% of its workers were black.

Monday 1 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie America’s highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie ‘model’ job Discrimination

America’s highest court just sided with a Muslim girl denied an Abercrombie ‘model’ job

Samantha Elauf, then 17, was rejected because her headscarf didn’t fit with the company’s “look policy”.