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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 19 February, 2017

Today’s News

From The42 France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash French Legion

France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash

Brice Dulin and Henry Chavancy have been named in a 31-man squad for the visit to Dublin.

From The42 Hat-trick for Harry Kane as Spurs breeze past Fulham into quarter-finals FA Cup

Hat-trick for Harry Kane as Spurs breeze past Fulham into quarter-finals

Spurs finish a rough week on a positive note.

The woman whose Roe v Wade court case legalised abortion in the US has died aged 69

Norma McCorvey actually became a pro-life activist in later life.

Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France

Supports of Emmanuel Macron say he is being targeted.

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350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins

Iraqi forces have launched an offensive against Islamic State in the contested town of Mosul.

Police say four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia on the day of high-profile assassination

South Korean authorities have said that Kim Jong Un gave the order to assassinate his half-brother.

From The42 Arsene Wenger gives strongest indication yet that he wants to stay at Arsenal Future Proof

Arsene Wenger gives strongest indication yet that he wants to stay at Arsenal

“My preference is always to manage Arsenal,” insists Wenger.

Finding a cure: How Italy has waged a 25-year battle on public corruption

One revelation in February 1992 kickstarted a war against cronyism across the Mediterranean country.

From The42 Rugby world in shock as former Australia star Dan Vickerman dies aged 37 RIP

Rugby world in shock as former Australia star Dan Vickerman dies aged 37

Tributes paid to “an uncompromising competitor” and “much-loved character”.

North Korean antics aside, poison has been a hugely popular killing agent through the ages

Poison has been one of an assassin’s favourite methods of dealing death for centuries.

Donald Trump returns to his brash comfort zone with fiery 'Make America Great Again Rally' TRUMP 2020 This post contains videos

Donald Trump returns to his brash comfort zone with fiery 'Make America Great Again Rally'

First Lady Melania Trump also recited the Lord’s Prayer at the event.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 The double still on for Conte as Chelsea ease past Wolves in the FA Cup Last Eight

The double still on for Conte as Chelsea ease past Wolves in the FA Cup

Goals from Pedro and Diego Costa were enough to send the Premier League leaders into the quarter-finals.

From The42 Dembele and Forrest help runaway leaders Celtic restore 27-point advantage Out On Their Own

Dembele and Forrest help runaway leaders Celtic restore 27-point advantage

The Hoops are now 31 games unbeaten after seeing off Motherwell at Parkhead.

Far-right Dutch MP says 'there is a lot of Moroccan scum' as he launches election campaign

“Dutch people who want their country back will vote for us irrespective of their education or background,” he added.

From The42 Wales star Bale marks Real Madrid comeback with a goal after 3-month lay-off Back With A Bang

Wales star Bale marks Real Madrid comeback with a goal after 3-month lay-off

With five weeks to the World Cup qualifier against Ireland, the 27-year-old came off the bench to score in a 2-0 win over Espanyol today.

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Pence vows 'unwavering' support for Nato as he receives praise from Bono at European meeting

“The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable,” the Vice President said.

'We have very little food left': People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul

The stage is set for what could be Iraq’s bloodiest battle yet in the fight against IS.

From The42 Leicester sent crashing out of FA Cup by Millwall, Man City left frustrated by Huddersfield Knockout Blow

Leicester sent crashing out of FA Cup by Millwall, Man City left frustrated by Huddersfield

Middlesbrough also progressed to the last-eight with a win over Oxford United.

At least four reported dead as Pacific storm batters California

Tens of thousands of homes are without power, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the storm.

'Several casualties' after train derails in Belgian city

Reports that one person died has not yet been confirmed.

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In the cold North Sea, the Shetland Islands flirts with independence from Britain (and Scotland)

Brexit has forced the islands to think again about their situation.

From The42 Non-league Lincoln do the unthinkable with 89th-minute winner to reach FA Cup quarter-finals Scenes

Non-league Lincoln do the unthinkable with 89th-minute winner to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

The Imps got the better of Premier League side Burnley thanks to a late header from Sean Raggett.

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

Pep makes one thing clear about his future - he's never going back to Barca

“Barca will be back and prove you wrong,” Guardiola warns after Champions League nightmare.

A tiny French restaurant was awarded a Michelin star by mistake and was 'swamped'

It took nearly a week to for the error to be corrected.

North Korea says it 'categorically rejects' autopsy results before they're even released

Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed in Malaysia.

Donald Trump evokes historical propagandists and labels media 'enemy of the American people'

The US President has ratcheted up his attacks on the media.

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

On the brink of war in 1939, Winston Churchill found the time to write a scientific paper on alien life

A newly discovered essay by Churchill, “Are We Alone in the Universe?”, was published this week.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Germany bans children's doll that can be used as 'spying device'

Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency which enforces bans on surveillance devices.

Democrats stayed up all night trying to stop this man becoming US environment chief (they failed)

Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA a number of times in the past.

Tony Blair wants Britain to fight against Brexit

Britain is expected to officially apply to leave the EU in March.

Welcome to Zealandia: Scientists reveal 'Earth's hidden continent'

They want the landmass recognised as a continent.

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From The42 'No matter what happens I will manage next season' Promise

'No matter what happens I will manage next season'

Arsene Wenger confirms he does not intend to retire even if he leaves Arsenal at the end of the current campaign.

Trump's choice for national security advisor turns down job

“I currently could not make that commitment.”

Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be a 'global community'

In a wide-ranging post of nearly 6,000 words, Zuckerberg said Facebook can play a role in bringing people together.

From The42 All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving Problems

All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving

The two-time World Cup winner, who plays for defending French champions Racing 92, said there were no excuses for his behaviour.

Elderly monk on the run as Thai police investigate multi-million euro scam

Police found a 1.5 kilometre tunnel, split into two routes, dug under the UFO-like temple that dominates the site.

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