Thursday, 24 April 2014

300 caught using the phone while driving today

Almost 300 people have been caught holding a mobile phone while driving today.

Teachers being terrorised by gangland-style pupil violence

John MacGabhann General Secretary TUI. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Out-of-control behaviour by some second-level students in disadvantaged areas is bordering on gangland culture.

UL student collapses and dies during class

Counselling is being offered to students at the University of Limerick after one of their classmates collapsed and died during a lecture.


STUDY: Reviewers Find More Errors In Your Writing If They Think You’re Black

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A new study by Nextions reveals that reviewers of a legal brief were likely to find more errors once they learned that the author was Black.

100ft crucifix built in honour of John Paul II collapses and crushes a man to death

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Tourist Marco Gusmini, 21, was killed instantly after the 100ft crucifix built in honour of John Paul II collapsed during a ceremony in Cevo, northern Italy, (main picture) in the lead up to his canonisation.

Paedophile teacher drugged and abused 60 pupils at British private school

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A paedophile teacher drugged and molested up to 60 boys as young as ten at a British private school after four decades spent abusing children around the globe.

Three US Doctors Shot Dead At Kabul Hospital

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An Afghan security guard has opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians.
A US nurse was wounded in the attack, which took place at Cure International Hospital in the west of the Afghan capital.

RAF Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

Russian aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoon. Pic: MoD

Pictures showing the moment two Russian bombers were chased away from Britain by RAF fighter jets have been released.
The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev Tu-95 Bears, were spotted near UK airspaceon Wednesday.

In Georgia You Can Carry A Gun In Bars, Church and Some Schools

Nation's Lawmakers To Take Up Gun Control Legislation Debate
Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a gun bill into law that some critics say take the Second Amendment too far. has the story.

Chinese tradition sees women wear helmets made of HAIR from their dead ancestors

Instead of throwing away their hair when they comb it, women who are part of China's Long-horn Miao minority save the strands and add them to the collection that allows them to create spectacular headdresses

A Chinese tradition which sees women wear headdresses made from the hair of their dead ancestors appears to be going strong in this part of the country.

Shocking footage emerges of Russian dad giving his toddler a CIGARETTE

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The video, said to be filmed in Russia, sees the man repeatedly passes the cigarette to the toddler, as a woman laughs from behind the camera.

The woman who hasn't eaten for a YEAR


Emma Duffy, 24, from Chesterfield, is so gripped by anorexia she relies on liquid nutrition to survive and has tried to kill herself nine times.

Nigerian Policeman beaten & tied by a mob after allegedly shooting driver

This incident happened this afternoon along Patigi Road in Kwara State. According to eye-witnesses, the policeman tied above and a few of his colleagues stopped a driver delivering telecoms equipment to a site at Patigi and allegedly demanded for money. When the driver refused to part with money, an argument ensued and he was shot in the arm. (You will find the graphic pic after the cut). After the shooting, a mob descended on the policemen but were only able to catch one as the others ran away.

The one caught was beaten and tied up by a mob. See more pics 

Captured Fulani herdsmen who confessed to being Boko Haram members

These are the faces of some of the people causing terror in Nigeria. These 17 men you see above are Fulani Herdsmen who were recently captured by the military. They were part of the group that terrorized residents in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara recently. They also took part in the recent killing of hundreds of people and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state. After their capture, they confessed to being members of the Boko Haram sect.

Female Patient Busted Selling Heroin From Intensive Care Hospital Bed


Lori Sullenberger (pictured) was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of drug and drug paraphernalia possession for allegedly selling thousands of dollars worth of heroin from her intensive care hospital bed as a patient at the Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, Pa. according toAction News 4.

Ireland 'has highest incidence of meningitis in Europe'

Ireland has the highest incidence of cases of meningitis in Europe, according to a new report.

New book puts a face to the 1.6 billion people on earth who live in extreme poverty

Poverty: 1.6 billion people on the planet are living in extreme poverty

A San Francisco-based law professor who founded an international organization to fight hunger and poverty has teamed up with a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist to compile a collection of shocking images of poverty throughout the world for a new book that puts a face on global poverty and provides a window into the lives of people who survive on little-to-no money.

Violence just two months before World Cup in Brazil

Violence erupted in a Rio de Janeiro favela as angry residents set fires and showered a busy avenue in the city's main tourist area with homemade explosives and glass bottles following the death of a 25-year-old man

Exchanges of gunfire could be heard after members of an elite police unit moved into the Pavao-Pavaozinho area, in Rio de Janeiro.