Tributes paid to former taoiseach Albert Reynolds
Tributes have been paid to former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times. Rachel Flaherty. Topics: News · Politics · Albert Reynolds · Bertie Aherne · Gerry Adams · Mary O Rourke ...
UPDATE 4-US forces tried but failed to rescue hostages in Syria
(Adds Syria denial). By Missy Ryan and Steve Holland. WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN, Mass. Aug 21 (Reuters) - U.S. forces tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with ...
Top General Is Named Thai Prime Minister, Sealing Military's Rule
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Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was chosen as prime minister by the National Legislative Assembly, whose members were handpicked by the junta last month. Credit Pm.Amaro/Associated Press. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story.
#IceBucketChallenge Tips From a Jackass
Is the viral fundraising effort vulnerable to celebrity self-promotion? Probably—but it doesn't matter. Its origin may be nebulous, but its impact is colossal. Since permeating social media this month, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has boosted the ALS Association's ...