Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Welcome to 2014: Ireland celebrates the New Year

ROCK star Dolores O'Riordan popped the cork on a night of dazzling celebrations in her native Limerick City to kick-start its honorary role as Ireland's first ever National City of Culture.

Joint Task Force arrests 82 pirates, 1857 crude oil thieves in Nigeria

A worker at an illegal refinery fed by stolen crude oil

Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta Region (Operation Pulo Shield) says its operatives killed 82 sea pirates and robbers. They also arrested 1,857 crude oil thieves during 2013.

James Avery dead at 65 'Uncle Phil' in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

James Avery, the actor most famous for his role as the judge "Uncle Phil" Banks in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has died, according to reports. He was 65 years old.

Jamel al-Jamal: Palestinian ambassador to Prague killed in bomb blast

Firefighters search an area after an explosion in Prague January 1, 2014. The Palestinian ambassador to Czech Republic Jamal al-Jamal has died after an explosion at his residence in Prague on Wednesday, according to Czech police.
PRAGUE—Police say an explosion in Prague has killed the Palestinian ambassador in the Czech Republic.

Two dead after car crash in Mayo

Two men have lost their lives in Mayo

TWO people died early today in a traffic accident near Ballina, Co. Mayo