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Malaysia says missing plane may have turned back
9 Mar 2014 at 7:33am
A missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane may have turned back from its scheduled route before vanishing from radar screens, military officers said.
No guarantee of Iran nuclear accord - Ashton
9 Mar 2014 at 7:59am
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said there is "no guarantee" that talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme will lead to a comprehensive agreement.
32 killed in Iraq suicide bomb attack
9 Mar 2014 at 8:50am
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a crowded checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 32
people and damaging dozens of cars, Iraqi police and a medical source said.
Russian troops take over Crimean border post
9 Mar 2014 at 9:04am
Russian forces have taken control of a Ukrainian border guard post in western Crimea, trapping about 30 personnel inside, a border guard spokesman said.
Influential Afghan vice-president dies
9 Mar 2014 at 9:15am
Afghanistan's vice president has died of natural causes, a government spokesman said, only weeks before the country goes to the polls to elect a new president.
Flannery urged to appear before PAC
9 Mar 2014 at 8:38am
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness has called on Frank Flannery to come before the committee following newspaper reports about his lobbying efforts on behalf of the charity Rehab.
PM says Iraq is being destablised from abroad
9 Mar 2014 at 8:49am
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are destabilising Iraq by supporting militant groups and have effectively declared war on the country.
Two men injured in explosion at house in Dublin
9 Mar 2014 at 7:34am
Two men have been injured following an explosion in the back garden of a house in Coolock in Dublin.
Derry pipe bomb attacks treated as hate crimes
8 Mar 2014 at 6:33pm
The PSNI is treating two separate pipe bomb attacks in Derry early today as hate crimes.
Cannabis worth ?2.5m seized in Dublin
9 Mar 2014 at 8:51am
A man has been arrested following the seizure of ?2.5m worth of cannabis herb in Dublin.
Italian Minister criticises Michelangelo advert
9 Mar 2014 at 8:54am
Italy's Culture Minister Dario Franceschini has called for a US gun dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo's 'David' which shows the statue holding a bolt-action rifle.
Appeal to trace teenager missing in Limerick
9 Mar 2014 at 9:05am
Gardaí have issued an appeal to trace a 19-year-old man who has been missing in Limerick since yesterday.
Hepatitis C support group meets after funding cut
9 Mar 2014 at 9:17am
A Hepatitis C support group, which has had its public funding cut by the Health Service Executive, has held an emergency general meeting in Dublin.
Ryan calls for change in economic model
9 Mar 2014 at 9:18am
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said that Ireland's economic model should change to be more reliant on natural resources and small business.
Venezuelans take part in anti-government protest
8 Mar 2014 at 10:03pm
Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets armed with cooking pots in the latest public rally against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
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