Africa’Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good’ – Former UN secretary-general has died aged 80 Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation says.

Pic shows ( l to r) Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General and Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Climate Change. Photo: Maxwells Former secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Annan Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Photo: Reuters Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 11:00 AM 0 Comments ‘Kofi Annan […]

Asia-PacificThousands stranded – and hundreds dead – as relentless monsoon floods batter India Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala.

Flood affected people are rescued in a tractor, right as volunteers go for rescue work in a truck, left, at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India (AP Photo/Tibin Augustine) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 7:47 AM 0 Comments Thousands stranded – and hundreds dead – as relentless monsoon floods batter India Independent.ie Thousands of […]

Stormy pulls out of ‘Big Brother’ over dispute Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of US President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers.

Stormy Daniels. Photo: AP Sam Blewett August 18 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Stormy pulls out of ‘Big Brother’ over dispute Independent.ie Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of US President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/stormy-pulls-out-of-big-brother-over-dispute-37227626.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37228002.ece/08b53/AUTOCROP/h342/PL37241121Stormy%20Daniels1Read-Only.JPG Email […]

BritainBody found in search for teen (17) reported missing after first day back at school A body has been found by police searching for a missing teenager on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Hannah Mackenzie was last seenoutside the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway (Police Scotland/PA) Paul Ward August 18 2018 12:21 PM 0 Comments Body found in search for teen (17) reported missing after first day back at school Independent.ie A body has been found by police searching for a missing teenager on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. […]

Four more bodies, including a child, found in rubble of Genoa bridge collapse – reports Four more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 42, according to Italian media.

Firefighters work to remove debris from the collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, Italy (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP) A view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) A view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Firefighters work on the collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in […]

National Lottery punters to fork out more as cost of playing increases again The cost of playing the National Lottery is set to rise next month in what will be the second increase for players over the last three years.

(Stock photo) Conor McCrave August 18 2018 10:29 AM 0 Comments National Lottery punters to fork out more as cost of playing increases again Independent.ie The cost of playing the National Lottery is set to rise next month in what will be the second increase for players over the last three years. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/national-lottery-punters-to-fork-out-more-as-cost-of-playing-increases-again-37228225.html https://www.independent.ie/regionals/goreyguardian/news/article35402655.ece/e5866/AUTOCROP/h342/2015-01-06_wex_5923247_I1.JPG Email […]

Irish NewsTail end of Storm Ernesto hits tonight – but the weekend is not all wet and windy A status yellow weather warning has bee issued as heavy rainfall and gale force winds are expected to lash the country.

Get the brollies out (Brian Lawless/PA) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 1:18 PM 0 Comments Tail end of Storm Ernesto hits tonight – but the weekend is not all wet and windy Independent.ie A status yellow weather warning has bee issued as heavy rainfall and gale force winds are expected to lash the country. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/tail-end-of-storm-ernesto-hits-tonight-but-the-weekend-is-not-all-wet-and-windy-37228397.html […]

Just Eat chair Evans lined up for £45bn Pru split

By Mark Kleinman, City editor The chairman of Just Eat, the food delivery company, is being lined up to play a leading role in the £45‎bn break-up of Prudential into two separately listed FTSE-100 finance giants. Sky News has learnt that Mike Evans, a veteran of the insurance industry, has been approached about taking on […]