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# us - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died War On Terror

US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died

Robert Richards, who was 28, was found dead by his wife at their home in Florida.

# us - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’ Trapped

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

# us - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# us - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# us - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?

Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?

# us - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Detroit man convicted of shooting unarmed woman on his porch Race In America

Detroit man convicted of shooting unarmed woman on his porch

Theodore Wafer had claimed he was acting in self-defense.

# us - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Apple and Samsung decide to call a patent truce, but only outside the US

The two companies will continue to pursue existing cases that are taking place in US courts.

# us - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military Operation Protective Edge

Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military

The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July.

# us - Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country Lightning Reaction

Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

# us - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US EBOLA

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush Keeping It In The Family

President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush

The book will be “heartfelt, intimate, and illuminating”. Bless.

From TheJournal.ie Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US Long Walk To Freedom

# us - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US Bill introduced to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records Surveillance

US Bill introduced to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records

If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.

# us - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000 Truce

Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000

Today’s ceasefire allowed Palestinian’s to return to what was left of their homes to try to salvage belongings.

From TheJournal.ie US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes Trouble

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

# us - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US soldiers charged with raping pregnant woman to stand trial in Italy Paratroopers

US soldiers charged with raping pregnant woman to stand trial in Italy

The two soldiers, aged 21 and 22, were arrested on Wednesday for the alleged attack in Vicenza, northern Italy.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine – US Civil War

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine – US

US officials called Russian artillery fire a “clear escalation” of the conflict.

# us - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

# us - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback Trouble

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# us - Monday 21 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie FBI “may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals”, says rights report Terrorism

FBI “may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals”, says rights report

HRW and Columbia Law School report says US law enforcement effectively participated in developing terrorism plots for prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie Detroit to find out today if it can exit bankruptcy Motoring Back

Detroit to find out today if it can exit bankruptcy

The city has started turning itself around after filing for bankruptcy protection last year.

# us - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge American teen’s Vine of white people following him around shops goes viral Rashid Polo

American teen’s Vine of white people following him around shops goes viral

The videos have got people talking about racial profiling in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Legendary actor James Garner of ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘The Notebook’ dies aged 86 RIP

Legendary actor James Garner of ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘The Notebook’ dies aged 86

He appeared in films over seven decades but is perhaps best known for TV roles in Maverick and the Rockford Files.

# us - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17 Air Crash

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17

It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.

From TheJournal.ie Suspects who stole baby dinosaur from a museum hand themselves in Dem Bones

Suspects who stole baby dinosaur from a museum hand themselves in

Doyouthinktheysaurus? Yes. Yes they did.

# us - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The US mid-terms: The 10 races to watch Red Or Blue

The US mid-terms: The 10 races to watch

With Independence Day done, it’s not long now until the elections that will shape the final two years of the Obama presidency.

From The Daily Edge Thief caught after using an ice cream van as a getaway vehicle Ice See You

# us - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Germany expels top US spy from Berlin over espionage claims Expelled

Germany expels top US spy from Berlin over espionage claims

Incident is the latest episode in allegations of US spying in Germany.

# us - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Largest flying bird EVER (with a wingspan of 6.4 metres) found at airport Avian Flew

Largest flying bird EVER (with a wingspan of 6.4 metres) found at airport

Its wings were so big that it wouldn’t have been able to get airborne easily.

# us - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections? State Of Play

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?

With four months to go, it’s all to play for. Here’s what to look for.

# us - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Friction after US double-agent arrested for ‘spying’ in Germany Eavesdropping

Friction after US double-agent arrested for ‘spying’ in Germany

The US ambassador has been summoned to Berlin to help clarify the situation.

# us - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 intense feelings Irish people have about America Independence Day
From TheJournal.ie Parents of autistic boy arrested for locking him in a metal cage False Imprisonment

Parents of autistic boy arrested for locking him in a metal cage

Officers searched the house after an anonymous tipster called Orange County Child Protective Services.

From TheJournal.ie Arthur kicks off US hurricane season, dampens July 4th celebrations And The Lightning Strikes

Arthur kicks off US hurricane season, dampens July 4th celebrations

Florida and Carolina are taking the brunt of the wind and waves.

# us - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane churning just off North Carolina, it’s expected to hit tonight Arthur

Hurricane churning just off North Carolina, it’s expected to hit tonight

Hurricane Arthur is disrupting plans for Americans celebrating their independence day holiday.

# us - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From The Score Coghlan captains 26-strong Ireland Women’s squad for World Cup Coygig

Coghlan captains 26-strong Ireland Women’s squad for World Cup

‘Women’s rugby is at an all-time high in Ireland,’ says head coach Philip Doyle.

# us - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines Anti-personnel

The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines

It also wants to join a global treaty banning them.

From TheJournal.ie Man finds out live on-air that his son, missing for 11 days, was found alive…in his own basement What?

Man finds out live on-air that his son, missing for 11 days, was found alive…in his own basement

The 12-year-old boy was found behind a makeshift barricade of boxes.

From TheJournal.ie $500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement Military

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement

They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.

# us - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal Demilitarised Zone

‘Buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal

The ‘buffer zones’ meant anti-abortion protesters had to stay 35-feet from clinics.

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