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Borussia Dortmund Bus Bombed for Money

By Jenny Bui / April 21, 2017

A man has been charged with the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on 11th April which injured two people. The 28 – year – old, who has been identified as Sergej W, was staying in a room at the same hotel the team was staying. The room was overlooking the street, where the […]

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Forbidden Music – Mosul Violinist Brings Back Music

By Jenny Bui / April 20, 2017

A violinist returns to play amongst ruins in a city where playing music is forbidden and punishable by death. Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from the Iraqi city of Mosul has returned to Mosul to give his first performance near a popular site after fleeing the city when threatened by the so-called Islamic State. Isis had […]

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International Literature Festival Dublin

By Jenny Bui / April 19, 2017

Love literature? Love writing? Then don’t miss the International Literature Festival Dublin which takes place from 20th – 29th May 2017. The festival was founded in 1998 and has ever since invited the finest writers in the world to present their work, ignite debates, teach us more about the literary world or simply share their […]

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Natural Heritage Sites Threatened by Criminals

By Jenny Bui / April 18, 2017

According to a WWF report, almost half of the UNESCO world heritage sites are threatened by wildlife crimes which include poaching, illegal fishing, logging and trafficking of rare species. These crimes are committed in 45% of natural World Heritage sites. The report said that endangered species are poached in around 43 world heritage sites, and […]

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Karaoke in Dublin

By Jenny Bui / April 13, 2017

What could be better than spending your night out in Dublin by grabbing a group of friends and coercing them into singing with you along to Oasis’ or ABBA’s hits in one of the numerous pubs and karaoke bars. Often, your bravery will be rewarded with a free cocktail, shot or, if you dare to […]

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Can a Diet Without Milk Damage Your Bones?

By Jenny Bui / April 12, 2017

According to a survey by the UK National Osteoporosis Society, 20% of young adults under 25 leave out or reduce diary in their diet The survey also suggests that many base their decision on advice they were given by bloggers and vloggers. Another survey by a Food Standards Agency found that while almost half of […]

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Pope Opens Launderette for the Poor

By Jenny Bui / April 11, 2017

Pope Francis has opened a free launderette for poor and homeless people in Rome called the Pope Francis Laundry. The facility includes washing machines, tumble dryers and offers detergents. The Vatican said that the project aimed at restoring dignity to the people who can’t afford to pay for the service. The launderette, which is located […]

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China Offers Rewards For Spy-related Information

By Jenny Bui / April 10, 2017

China decided to dig deep in its pockets in order to obtain information that will lead to the discovery of foreign spies. It was announced in the Beijing Daily, a communist party newspaper, that Beijing’s residents are offered up to  500,000 yuan (€68,470) if they provide Chinese authorities with information that will help them thwart […]

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The Ghost of the Shelbourne Hotel

By Jenny Bui / April 7, 2017

Usually it’s old castles, abandoned mansions or former hospitals for the mentally ill that are haunted by ghosts and spirits. Dublin is home to a number of places that are said to be haunted by otherworldly spirits. Visit the Gravedigger’s and look out for a gentleman in Tweeds who suddenly disappears or any of the […]

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US Launches Missile Strike Against Syria

By Jenny Bui / April 7, 2017

The Us has launched missiles in retaliation for the Syrian government’s chemical attack on a town held by rebels. At least 80 people including children died in the chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Prior to the attack, in which the nerve gas sarin is suspected to have been used, Syria was seen […]

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