Irish NewsLatest More than €40k raised to bring body of woman (23) killed in Australia crash home to Mayo ALMOST €45,000 was raised over the weekend to bring the body of a woman killed in a car crash in Australia back to Ireland.

Amy Gill: ‘Caring and gentle’ Rachel FarrellTwitterEmail February 11 2019 10:36 AM 0 Comments More than €40k raised to bring body of woman (23) killed in Australia crash home to Mayo Independent.ie ALMOST €45,000 was raised over the weekend to bring the body of a woman killed in a car crash in Australia back to […]

Mountain mafia ‘blocking inquiry’ into Nepal chopper rescue fraud A powerful “mafia-like” syndicate operating within the Himalayan trekking industry is threatening to derail a government investigation into a scam involving the poisoning of tourists.

AIRLIFT RACKET: Mount Everest trekkers have been targeted Nicola Smith & Ramu Sapkota February 10 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Mountain mafia ‘blocking inquiry’ into Nepal chopper rescue fraud Independent.ie A powerful “mafia-like” syndicate operating within the Himalayan trekking industry is threatening to derail a government investigation into a scam involving the poisoning of tourists. […]

Asia-PacificPolice sorry for terrorising suspect with snake Indonesian police have admitted terrorising a suspected thief with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing the man screaming in fear and his interrogator laughing.

‘Police in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region apologised but also attempted to justify the officers’ actions by saying the snake was not venomous and that they hadn’t resorted to beating the man.’ Stock photo: Chris Tefme/Getty Images Stephen Wright February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Police sorry for terrorising suspect with snake Independent.ie Indonesian police […]

US-backed Syrian force launches ‘final battle’ against Isis The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group’s…

Fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen after arresting a wounded man during their fighting with Islamic State in the northern area of Deir al-Zor, Syria September 24,2017. REUTERS/ Rodi Said/File Photo Internally displaced Syrian children who fled Raqqa city stand near their tent in Ras al-Ain province, Syria, January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said//File […]

Conjoined twins die as evacuation appeals fail Conjoined twin boys born under blockade in Yemen nearly three weeks ago died at the weekend after attempts to secure their evacuation for potentially life-saving treatment failed.

Newly born conjoined twins Abdelkhaleq and Abdelkarim lie in an incubator in intensive care at al-Thawra hospital in Sanaa. Photo: Reuters Sara Elizabeth Williams February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Conjoined twins die as evacuation appeals fail Independent.ie Conjoined twin boys born under blockade in Yemen nearly three weeks ago died at the weekend […]

Middle EastJihadists are pinned down in battle for Isil’s last square mile US-backed troops yesterday battled at Syria’s eastern edge to oust Isil from the last square mile of the group’s once-sprawling so-called caliphate territory.

Smoke: An explosion on the frontline in Bagouz, Syria. Photo: Getty Images Josie Ensor Erbil February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Jihadists are pinned down in battle for Isil’s last square mile Independent.ie US-backed troops yesterday battled at Syria’s eastern edge to oust Isil from the last square mile of the group’s once-sprawling so-called […]

Bezos brazens out Trump’s pal In a sense there is something comforting about the scrap between Jeff Bezos and The National Enquirer. It shows that blogging is back – you just need something interesting to write about.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: From left, Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Larry Page (Google), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Mike Pence (US vice president), Donald Trump (US president), Peter Thiel (PayPal) Donal LynchTwitter February 10 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Bezos brazens out Trump’s pal Independent.ie In a sense there is something comforting about the scrap between Jeff Bezos […]

‘An America that works for everyone’ – US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launches bid for 2020 presidency US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has officially launched her bid for the 2020…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Sen. […]

White House hopeful dogged by race row on Indian heritage Elizabeth Warren, the new front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, hit the campaign trail yesterday, hoping to shake off criticism of her past claim to American Indian…

Wave: Senator Elizabeth Warren acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Photo: AP Julie Allen February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments White House hopeful dogged by race row on Indian heritage Independent.ie Elizabeth Warren, the new front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential […]

‘Enquirer’ denies Bezos pictures threat was extortion or blackmail The ‘National Enquirer’ committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, a lawyer for the tabloid insists.

Split: Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie are getting divorced Michael Balsamo February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Enquirer’ denies Bezos pictures threat was extortion or blackmail Independent.ie The ‘National Enquirer’ committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, a lawyer for the tabloid insists. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/enquirer-denies-bezos-pictures-threat-was-extortion-or-blackmail-37802699.html […]