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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Shot Down

This year
US shoots down unknown object flying over Alaska, White House says
This comes just six days after the downing of an alleged Chinese spy balloon sparked a fresh diplomatic rift with Beijing.
All time
Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight
A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.
'It's rubbish' - Michael Murphy on Meath manager's claim he influences referees
Andy McEntee labelled Murphy ‘the bould Michael’ after the Division 2 final.
The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real
This escalated so fast.
Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.
Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria
The five people on board are believed to have died.
America has rejected over 100 gun-control measures since 2011 - but something may be changing
Any changes are stubbornly resisted.
13 of the most smartass responses to Facebook posts
Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey
The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.
Putin: Turkey's claims it didn't know downed jet was Russian are rubbish
“The planes have identification signs and these are well visible,” Putin said.
Russian-made missile took down MH17, killing 298 says official report
The official Dutch-led investigation seeks to end 15 months of speculation about why the Boeing 777 broke up in mid-air last year.
This woman perfectly shot down people who accused her boyfriend of punching above his weight
The couple’s photo went viral earlier in the month.
10 of the best burns ever dealt out on Tinder
It’s a jungle out there.
'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...
The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.
Gay couple's amazing response to homophobic graffiti is going viral
Some aloe vera for that burn, stat.
Final victims of MH17 crash may never be found --- Dutch minister
“We cannot say at this moment in any certain way … at what moment and even if we can recover the last nine”
It's emerged one of the MH17 victims was found with an oxygen mask
The Dutch Foreign Minister confirmed on a TV talk show that one of the victims had been wearing an oxygen mask.
Opinion: The protesters in Missouri have wrongly become enemies of the State
Blurring the boundary between law enforcement and military action creates the conditions for a military dictatorship.
Bodies of MH17 victims keep arriving in the Netherlands
Relatives joined the King yesterday as bodies arrived at Eindhoven airport.
Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box
The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.
Irish-born woman among those killed in MH17 crash
298 passengers were on board the plane.
100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash
They were on their way to a global conference in Australia.
Turkey has shot down a Syrian war plane
The Turkish Prime Minister has congratulated the military, and warned of a “heavy” response if the country’s airspace is violated.
Downing of Turkish plane "unacceptable", says NATO chief
NATO holding emergency consultations with Turkey following last week’s incident.
Turkey seeking NATO meeting after Syria shoots down military plane
Turkish minister says plane was shot down in international airspace 15 minutes after it had strayed briefly into Syrian territory.