Saturday, 8 August 2015

Woman rescued from balcony in apartment fire in Dublin's city centre

Kevin Street fire 
Pic: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

A woman is in hospital this evening following a fire in Dublin's city centre.

The alarm was raised at approximately 3pm in a flat above a post office in Kevin Street, Dublin 8.

14 year old Nigerian wins the US Kids Golf Teen World Championship

Georgia Oboh won after a great final round of 69 at the US Kids Golf Teen World Championship held at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, North Carolina. The event ran from July 23 through July 25.

President Buhari Allegedly Approves Amnesty For Boko Haram


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly approved amnesty for members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, a Nigerian news outlet reported Thursday. The country's leader was expected to make a public announcement after negotiations with the militants have progressed, an anonymous source close to the president reportedly told the Breaking Times.

Photos: Powerful typhoon hits Taiwan over 100 seriously injured

At least six people have been confirmed dead, four missing and over sixty seriously injured when Typhoon Soudelor hit Taiwan early this morning Saturday August 8th. Taiwan Power, the island's main power company, said 2.94 million households are currently without power. Hundreds of flights have been delayed or cancelled, according to Taiwan authorities.

Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death After Condemning Islamic Killings

A Bangladeshi blogger has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes at his home on Friday. Niloy Neel, known for his atheist views and criticism of Islam is believed to be the fourth secularist blogger to have been killed this year by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh.

Mum who took 'perverse satisfaction' from smothering infant sons caught after hidden camera

Jessica Jones, 22, told doctors her sons had suffered fits after smothering them a total of 10 times before she was caught

A young mum who repeatedly smothered her two young sons then pretended to doctors they had suffered fits has been jailed.

Nurses vote to take industrial action over staff shortages at Dublin hospital

Nurses who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association have voted in favour of industrial action at St Ita's Hospital in Portrane, north Dublin.

The twins that EVERYONE can tell apart!

 Lucy and Maria Aylmer, 18, from Gloucester are non-identical twins

One has straight ginger hair, a fair complexion and deep blue eyes. The other has masses of curls, far darker skin and her eyes are a sparkling brown.
With such opposing looks it’s hard to believe this striking pair are sisters. But they are much more than that – they are twins.
The girls were born with radically different colouring thanks to a quirk of their mixed-race parentage.


Turkish Couple Spent Their Wedding Day Feeding 4,000 Syrian Refugees

A Turkish couple who got married last week invited 4,000 Syrian refugees to celebrate with them.
Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat tied the knot in Kilis province on the Syrian border, which is currently home to thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the neighbouring country.
It's traditional for Turkish weddings to last between Tuesday to Thursday, culminating in a banquet on the last night, but this couple decided they wanted a celebration with a difference.

Saudi Arabia May Go Broke Before The US Oil industry Buckles

It is too late for OPEC to stop the shale revolution. The cartel faces the prospect of surging US output whenever oil prices rise
If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years. It will be in existential crisis by the end of the decade.
The contract price of US crude oil for delivery in December 2020 is currently $62.05, implying a drastic change in theeconomic landscape for the Middle East and the petro-rentier states.
The Saudis took a huge gamble last November when they stopped supporting prices and opted instead to flood themarket and drive out rivals, boosting their own output to 10.6m barrels a day (b/d) into the teeth of the downturn.
Bank of America says OPEC is now "effectively dissolved". The cartel might as well shut down its offices in Vienna to save money.
If the aim was to choke the US shale industry, the Saudis have misjudged badly, just as they misjudged the growing shale threat at every stage for eight years. "It is becoming apparent that non-OPEC producers are not as responsive to low oil prices as had been thought, at least in the short-run," said the Saudi central bank in its latest stability report.

Racing Star, Jenson Button Robbed To The Tune Of £300,000

F1 star Jenson Button and his wife have been gassed in their holiday villa in the south of France by a gang of burglars, according to reports. The 35-year-old racing star and his partner model Jessica Michibata, 30, were rendered unconscious by the gang who stole her £250,000 engagement ring on Monday night.

It is believed they piped anaesthetic gas into the property through its air conditioning vents before entering the villa in Saint-Trope.

BOVAS Petroleum MD, Mrs Victoria Samson Kidnapped

The managing director of BOVAS Petroleum, Mrs Victoria Samson who is an Ibadan top shot has been kidnapped.

When a child met his grandfather's twin for the first time...