North AmericaCalifornians ordered to flee surging wildfires About 10,000 more people were ordered to evacuate yesterday as two wildfires surged toward small lake towns in Northern California while the state’s largest and deadliest blaze of the year slowed slightly after days of explosive growth.

People attend a candlelight vigil in front of the Greek parliament in Athens last night to commemorate victims of the country’s worst ever wildfires, which has claimed scores of lives. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images Jonathan J Cooper July 31 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Californians ordered to flee surging wildfires Independent.ie About 10,000 more people […]

Ó Cúiv ‘mischief making’ done to ‘rattle’ Martin Former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó Cuív’s bid for an Áras nomination is being viewed as an attempt “to rattle” an already embattled Micheál Martin by the party hierarchy.

Éamon Ó Cuív. Photo: Frank McGrath Kevin DoyleTwitterEmail July 31 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Ó Cúiv ‘mischief making’ done to ‘rattle’ Martin Independent.ie Former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó Cuív’s bid for an Áras nomination is being viewed as an attempt “to rattle” an already embattled Micheál Martin by the party hierarchy. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/civ-mischief-making-done-to-rattle-martin-37170452.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article36554389.ece/27ade/AUTOCROP/h342/15%20NEWS%20PL17326321%20Eamon%20O%20Cuiv%20ma.jpg […]

‘I have baggage – but I’m not a Trump,’ says ‘Dragon’ Duffy Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy has admitted he has “baggage” heading into the campaign – but says he will be a very different character from Donald Trump.

Independent presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy plans his campaign strategy with his son Lorcan. Photo: Seamus Farrelly Senator Joan Freeman is set to win backing in Waterford. Picture: Collins Kevin DoyleTwitterEmail July 31 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘I have baggage – but I’m not a Trump,’ says ‘Dragon’ Duffy Independent.ie Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy has […]

PoliticsAer Arann families annoyed at Ó Céidigh Families of the men who founded Aer Arann are annoyed at the widespread perception that potential presidential candidate Pádraig Ó Céidigh was the brains behind the company.

Pádraig O Céidigh. Photo: Tom Burke Kevin DoyleTwitterEmail July 31 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Aer Arann families annoyed at Ó Céidigh Independent.ie Families of the men who founded Aer Arann are annoyed at the widespread perception that potential presidential candidate Pádraig Ó Céidigh was the brains behind the company. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/aer-arann-families-annoyed-at-cidigh-37170454.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37141982.ece/2f3f9/AUTOCROP/h342/13%20NEWS%20PL28612021Inde.jpg Email Families of […]

Shark disguised as baby stolen from aquarium

By Philip Whiteside, news reporter Three thieves stole a shark from an aquarium by removing it from a tank and disguising it as a baby in a pushchair. Police issued an appeal for information about two men and a woman who were caught on CCTV lifting the animal from an open pool where visitors were […]

Report: Aid charities still ignoring sex abuse

By Ashish Joshi, Sky News correspondent Sexual predators are still working for international aid organisations where they can abuse children, young girls and women from vulnerable communities. That is the warning from one of the authors of a scathing report, Sexual Exploitation And Abuse In The Aid Sector, published today by the Commons International Development […]

Special dispatch: ‘I didn’t want to remarry but my children needed to eat’ – Young mums… Africa

Fatima Muhamed (25), a young woman in Bulunkutu, a district in Maiduguri in Nigeria who has been internally displaced because of Boko Haram.Pic Steve Humphreys Zainab Yakubu (40), a woman in Bulunkutu Village, a district in Maiduguri in Nigeria who has been internally displaced because of Boko Haram.Pic Steve Humphreys Cathal McMahon in Maiduguri, Nigeria […]

Zimbabwe recovery resting on clean vote Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a “thunderous victory” as he and main challenger Nelson Chamisa rallied supporters for the final time ahead of tomorrow’s election in a…

INCUMBENT: Mnangagwa. Picture: AP Farai Mutsaka July 29 2018 6:30 PM 0 Comments Zimbabwe recovery resting on clean vote Independent.ie Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a “thunderous victory” as he and main challenger Nelson Chamisa rallied supporters for the final time ahead of tomorrow’s election in a country seeking to move past decades of economic […]

Zimbabweans begin voting in first election since Mugabe’s removal Zimbabweans began voting on Monday in the first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, a watershed vote they hope will rid the country of its global pariah status and spark…

Robert Mugabe resigned in November (AP) MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock July 30 2018 7:29 AM 0 Comments Zimbabweans begin voting in first election since Mugabe’s removal Independent.ie Zimbabweans began voting on Monday in the first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe, a watershed vote they hope will rid the country of […]