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Today’s News

Japan official sacked for faking funerals

Shigenori Natori had 12 relatives die in a five-year period, supposedly.

From The42 NFL eyes Germany, Mexico games, more in London America's Game

NFL eyes Germany, Mexico games, more in London

The league would have staged four regular season games in London this year were it not for England hosting the Rugby World Cup in September and October.

Yesterday’s News

Palestinian rocket fire amounted to ‘war crimes’ – Amnesty International

Hamas has slammed the group’s report as “biased” and accused Amnesty of being a “Zionist organisation”.

Saudi air strikes on Yemen have “dramatically worsened” the situation there

The beleaguered Middle Eastern state is facing civil war.

From The42 Did Alonso really wake up from crash believing it was 1995? Here’s what he has to say Clarity

Did Alonso really wake up from crash believing it was 1995? Here’s what he has to say

The two-time world champion said a freak steering lock-up caused the incident.

Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Some data recovered – but as yet we don’t have “the slightest explanation” for the crash

The plane, carrying 144 passengers, plunged for eight minutes before hitting the side of a mountain – with no survivors.

Headmaster charged with tricking children into performing oral sex

The incident is alleged to have happened when he was giving a class on experiencing new tastes.

Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug trafficking gang, were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.

Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Secret Nazi jungle hideout discovered by archaeologists

Three stone buildings have been excavated in the Argentinian jungle complete with swastikas on the walls.

Man jailed for life after salting and cooking his parents

The jury was told how the 31-year-old packed parts of their bodies into lunchboxes “like barbecued pork”.

The Falklands are getting ready for another Argentine invasion (just in case)

The UK’s defence minister believes there is a “live threat” from the island’s unhappy neighbour.

Woman thrown from building and set on fire for burning Qur’an ‘was innocent’

Almost two dozen people have been arrested, and a similar number of police questioned.

Starbucks stops writing ‘race together’ on cups after ‘cascade of negativity’

They haven’t given up on the whole idea though.

An Indian billionaire has to raise €1.4 BILLION in bail

The judge said he can sell three of his luxury hotels to do it.

Monday 23 March, 2015

Israeli PM apologises for saying Arabs ‘voting in droves’

“The rule of the rightwing is in danger,” Netanyahu warned, in a last minute pre-election video to supporters.

From The42 Ex-PFA chief Clarke Carlisle admits drink-driving before suicide attempt Court

Ex-PFA chief Clarke Carlisle admits drink-driving before suicide attempt

The former Premier League defender threw himself in front of a lorry after the drink driving incident.

Mexican wrestling is in mourning after one of its star performers died in the ring

It took almost two minutes for the fight to stop so the 35-year-old wrestler could get medical attention.

Policemen bring convicted murderer to brothel, get caught, allow murderer to escape

You’re not supposed to do that, in case you weren’t sure.

‘I couldn’t believe it was my son’: Father of Australian schoolboy who joined IS speaks out

Jake Bilardi is believed to have died while carrying out a suicide bombing.

Court to examine Amanda Knox’s guilty verdict in murder case

Knox said she would be dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ back to Italy.

Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea

The move followed warnings of military reprisals.

From The42 Six players to look out for at World Cup, after a thrilling Six Nations finale RWC2015
From The42 5 things we learned from Barca’s win over Madrid El Clasico

5 things we learned from Barca’s win over Madrid

The Blaugrana took a major step to reclaiming the La Liga title last night.

Singapore’s founding father, ‘a true giant of history’, dies aged 91

Lee Kuan Yew has been hailed as the person who turned Singapore into the prosperous city it is today.

Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 Suarez proves the match-winner as Barca secure vital El Clasico win over Real Madrid Crucial

Suarez proves the match-winner as Barca secure vital El Clasico win over Real Madrid

Luis Enrique’s side move four points clear at the top of the table.

From The42 Chelsea survive a big scare to hold off Hull and remain six points clear Battle

Chelsea survive a big scare to hold off Hull and remain six points clear

Substitute Loic Remy proved the Londoners’ hero with a 77th-minute winner after Hull came back from 2-0 down.

Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran

The 27-year-old’s family deny she was involved.

From The42 Mata proves the difference as United make a firm statement of intent at Anfield Momentum

Mata proves the difference as United make a firm statement of intent at Anfield

Steven Gerrard was sent-off 48 seconds after coming on as a second-half substitute.

The English ‘car park king’ is finally being given a royal burial (but not a Catholic one)

Richard III was a Catholic but will be reburied in the traditions of the Church of England.

‘Islamic State’ calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

Saturday 21 March, 2015

More than five tonnes of cocaine stopped en route to US

The boat carrying the drugs was stopped near Costa Rica

Man armed with wasp spray and machete shot by police at airport

One passenger was injured with a graze on the arm during the incident.

Friday 20 March, 2015

Suge Knight collapses in court after judge sets bail at $25 million

“He’s being treated worse than Charles Manson,” his attorney told reporters afterwards.

Tonnes of illegal elephant ivory tusks and trinkets burned at the stake

The move was made in an attempt to protect elephants.

FBI investigating after body of black man found hanging from a tree

The discovery comes at a time of heightened tensions around race in the US.

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