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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# islamic state
Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.
# Demonstration
Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin
The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.
# gaza strip
The Dublin Embassy of Israel says the country has a right to defend its citizens
Earlier today Israel accepted the Egyptian peace deal while Hamas rejected it.
# Jaws
Here's why you shouldn't be worried about shark attacks
We thankfully don’t have any nasty sharks in Irish waters, but even if we did, we wouldn’t need to get worked up about it.
# escalating violence
Irish Government 'equally condemns' attacks from both Israel and Gaza
The death toll in Gaza after two days of Israeli air strikes has climbed to more than 40.
# staff shortage
'Traumatised': Seventh nurse attacked by patient in Kerry psychiatric unit
Six other attacks on nurses took place in a ten-day period earlier this month.
# ECHR
Court says bombers not protected as a journalistic source
A group claiming responsibility for bomb attacks in the Netherlands sent a letter to a magazine – and the publication’s offices were subsequently searched.
# crisis
US condemns militant attacks in Iraq
Washington is considering options for offering military assistance to Baghdad, including drone strikes.
# Baghdad
Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants
The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.
# Jailed
Mountjoy prison officer had blood smeared over his face by prisoner
Two other prison officers at Mountjoy had boiling water thrown at them in the past week.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?
Gardaí say it would combat the growing issue of members of the force being assaulted.
# attacks
Shot, burnt and 'hacked with machetes': Over 100 killed in three Nigerian villages
Around 20 assailants with guns and machetes stormed the villages in central Nigeria, local officials say.
# Boko Haram
37 dead after militia launch three separate attacks
The attack came the day after students were killed at a boardingg school in Yobe state.
# Assault
Firefighters want compensation if attacked on the job
SIPTU says this compensation already exists in many professions.
# attacks
Man-eating tiger believed to have killed 3 people shot dead in India
“Now everyone is relieved, everything is back to normal.”
# attacks
Death toll from Russian suicide bombings rises to 33
The two blasts in Volgograd were the deadliest attacks in Russia in almost three years.
# Strand Road
PSNI examining failed mortar attack release photo of 'terrorists' holdall'
The PSNI believe Strand Road police station was the intended target.
# medecins sans frontieres
Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.
# bonfire
Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast
Eight police officers were injured in the attacks, two attended hospital for head injuries.
# Anniversary
Norway honours victims of 2011 terror attacks
Today marks the second anniversary of the terror attacks, which claimed the lives of 77 people.
# Boston
Boston bomb suspect Tsarnaev pleads not guilty
19-year-old Tsarnaev, making his first court appearance, arrived earlier under heavy guard.
# hacktivists
Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks
“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.
# Boston Marathon
Three more arrested in Boston Marathon investigation
The Boston Police Department assured the public there was no threat or risk to its safety.
# Islamists
Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during his capture, was known to have been in contact with a Dagestan militants.
# Operation Yewtree
Update: Max Clifford charged with 11 counts of indecent assault
Publicist Max Clifford has been charged with carrying out the offences between 1966 and 1985. He has issued a statement about today’s decision.
Voices
Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown
Boston native, Larry Donnelly reflects on the the horrific events that happened at the Boston Marathon this week, saying he’s been heartened by the expressions of solidarity from countless Irish people who have such a special affinity with the most Irish city in the US.
Voices
Column: Downtown Boston is a crime scene and I’m sitting in my office a few miles away
Having just moved to the US, Jan Schneider had planned to go watch the Boston Marathon. Luckily, other things came up and he never made it. Here’s his account of living in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.
Voices
Column: Women can't keep up with men when it comes to alcohol and they shouldn't try
Women should be aware that they are more at risk from the effects of alcohol than men, writes Anne Timony Meehan.
# Northern Ireland
Police pelted with bricks and bottles in Belfast by masked gang
One officer was injured when the gang blocked a road and threw projectiles at police officers during a disturbance in Belfast.
# Northern Ireland
Police seek witnesses over arson attacks and attempted hijacking
Two masked men armed with a gun attempted to hijack a car in Belfast.
# attacks
Convictions for acid attacks triple in Pakistan under tough new laws
The Pakistani government brought in tough new penalties in a bid to stop the dozens of acid attacks which take place every year.
# Immigration
Domestic violence survivor wins High Court immigration case
The woman had been married to an EU national, but left him after being subjected to serious abuse. She has now won her right to stay in the country.
# Garda
Garda Commissioner tells Shatter: priority that people behind Donegal attacks brought to justice
A woman and a man were targeted in aggravated burglaries over night in Co Donegal.
# unrest
PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes
Meanwhile Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the violence is nothing to do with flags and is being orchestrated by “known criminals” intent on causing chaos.
# Suicide bombs
Suicide bombers kill 81 people at Quetta snooker hall
An earlier attack saw 11 people lose their lives.
# Microchipping
Sheep farmers call for microchipping of dogs following ‘distressing attacks’
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says there have been a number of attacks on sheep in recent weeks.
# China
Chinese police release video of man who stabbed 22 students
Complaints on Chinese social media that attack in Henan not given more coverage in the country on same day as Newtown killings.
# flag row
Alliance Party calls for Assembly to unite against attacks in Antrim, Down
Last night the offices and homes of Alliance Party members were attacked and a number of police officers injured in protests.
# Ultras
Roma 'ultras' charged with attempted murder of Spurs fans
The Tottenham supporters were targetted because of the club’s links to the Jewish community in London, reports in Italy suggest.
# India
Sole surviving gunman from Mumbai attacks is executed
25-year-old Mohammed Kassab was hanged for his role in the attacks which killed 166 people in 2008.