Two firefighters killed in California wildfire 

A charred neighborhood destroyed by the Carr Fire is seen west of Redding, California, U.S. July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves A charred neighborhood destroyed by the Carr Fire is seen west of Redding, California, U.S. July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves The scorched shell of a truck sits next to a house that burned in the […]

North AmericaNine people missing as ‘Monster’ wildfire continues to spread in Northern California Nine people were reportedly missing as a monster wildfire in Northern California grew by two-thirds overnight after killing two firefighters, destroying hundreds of buildings and sending thousands of frantic residents racing from their homes.

California Highway Patrol officer Gavin Graham surveys homes leveled by the Carr Fire in the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) A helicopter drops water on hotspots of the Carr Fire burning in the hills west of Redding, California, U.S. July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves A […]

Police investigating death of boy (6) ‘from pellet gun injury’ Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy following what is believed to have been a “pellet gun injury”.

Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail July 27 2018 11:53 AM 0 Comments Police investigating death of boy (6) ‘from pellet gun injury’ Independent.ie Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy following what is believed to have been a “pellet gun injury”. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/police-investigating-death-of-boy-6-from-pellet-gun-injury-37160634.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article36764352.ece/410ae/AUTOCROP/h342/breaking%20news.png Email Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy following what is […]

Teenagers who tortured boy (15) to death in gang murder given life sentences Five 15-year-old boys who “tortured” a teenager to death in an alleyway behind his home in a gang murder can be named for the first time after…

Jacob Abraham was “tortured” to death in an alleyway behind his home (Hertfordshire Police/PA) Henry Vaughan July 27 2018 7:55 PM 0 Comments Teenagers who tortured boy (15) to death in gang murder given life sentences Independent.ie Five 15-year-old boys who “tortured” a teenager to death in an alleyway behind his home in a gang […]

‘A tragic loss’ – tributes paid to boy (6) who died following ‘pellet gun injury’ A six-year-old boy who died from what is believed to have been a “pellet gun injury” has been named by UK police as Stanley Metcalf.

Stanley Metcalf has died aged six (Humberside Police/PA) Henry Vaughan July 27 2018 9:17 PM 0 Comments ‘A tragic loss’ – tributes paid to boy (6) who died following ‘pellet gun injury’ Independent.ie A six-year-old boy who died from what is believed to have been a “pellet gun injury” has been named by UK police […]

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering girl (13) A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and sexual activity with a child following the death of a 13-year-old girl in the UK.

Lucy McHugh was found dead in woodland in Southampton (Hampshire Police/PA) Thomas Hornall July 27 2018 10:59 PM 0 Comments Man arrested on suspicion of murdering girl (13) Independent.ie A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and sexual activity with a child following the death of a 13-year-old girl in the UK. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-murdering-girl-13-37162548.html […]

BritainWoman gets ‘fright of her life’ after waking up to five 3ft snake in her bed A woman got the “fright of her life” when she woke up to find a 3ft snake sharing her bed.

Undated RSPCA handout photo of a royal python which was found in a flat in Kensington, west London. A woman got the “fright of her life” when she woke up to find the 3ft snake sharing her bed. RSPCA/PA Wire Henry Vaughan July 28 2018 2:26 PM 0 Comments Woman gets ‘fright of her life’ […]

Spanish teams ‘overwhelmed’ by waves of sea migrants Spain’s coastguard union has warned the service was completely “overwhelmed” by surging numbers of migrant crossings, as more than 600 people were rescued from rafts in the Gibraltar Strait in just…

Groups totalling a few dozen were also picked up yesterday in Murcia, Majorca and Alicante. (stock picture) Hannah Strange Barcelona July 28 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Spanish teams ‘overwhelmed’ by waves of sea migrants Independent.ie Spain’s coastguard union has warned the service was completely “overwhelmed” by surging numbers of migrant crossings, as more than […]

EuropeTwin girls (9) missing in Greek wildfires are confirmed dead The nine-year-old twin girls missing in the aftermath of the Greek wildfires have been declared dead.

SOFIA FILIPPOPOULOU VASSILIKI FILIPPOPOULOU Independent.ie Newsdesk and Reuters July 28 2018 5:05 PM 0 Comments Twin girls (9) missing in Greek wildfires are confirmed dead Independent.ie The nine-year-old twin girls missing in the aftermath of the Greek wildfires have been declared dead. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/twin-girls-9-missing-in-greek-wildfires-are-confirmed-dead-37163663.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37163638.ece/be382/AUTOCROP/h342/Sophia.jpg Email The nine-year-old twin girls missing in the aftermath of the […]

Mother starts court action over ‘negligent’ smear test reporting A mother who has breast and cervical cancer has launched a High Court action over alleged misinterpretation of two cervical smears tests as part of the CervicalCheck screening programme.

Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Monaleen, Co Limerick, outside the Four Courts yesterday. Photo: Collins Courts Tim Healy July 26 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Mother starts court action over ‘negligent’ smear test reporting Independent.ie A mother who has breast and cervical cancer has launched a High Court action over alleged misinterpretation of two cervical […]