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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 27 February, 2015

Today’s News

Baby kidnapped days after birth reunited with parents 17 years later

Pupils at the teenager’s school noticed similarities between her and a younger biological sister.

Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)

German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s four-month extension.

Japanese police arrest teens for ‘Islamic State inspired’ killing

Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing.

“We will feel justice when there’s a bullet between Jihadi John’s eyes”

Families of slain journalists and aid workers have spoken out after the man was identified.

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Yesterday’s News

Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

From The42 Unexploded World War II bomb discovered at Borussia Dortmund’s stadium Diffused

Unexploded World War II bomb discovered at Borussia Dortmund’s stadium

The Westfalenstadion was evacuated after the discovery today.

South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar

“Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals’ private lives.”

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The42 Mike Brown ruled out of 6 Nations showdown with Ireland after failing to recover from concussion Set-back

The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening

Police are struggling to solve the mystery.

Abusers streaming child sex abuse footage through video chat apps

Criminal gangs are recruiting disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse, according to a disturbing new report from Europol.

From The42 All Blacks scrotum victim suspected France on drugs Suspicion

All Blacks scrotum victim suspected France on drugs

“Their eyes just looked like they were on something, and I could not prove it.”

From The42 Davis Love III has been named US captain for next year’s Ryder Cup Return

Davis Love III has been named US captain for next year’s Ryder Cup

The 50-year-old has been handed the role for a second time, it was announced tonight.

Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has written a song about the Greek debt crisis

“Who the hell isn’t rooting for Greece?” Will Butler wants to know.

From The42 Luis Suarez scores twice on his return to England… but Messi proves he’s human Penalty Miss This post contains videos

Luis Suarez scores twice on his return to England… but Messi proves he’s human

Barcelona hold a 2-1 advantage over Man City after tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg.

Mystery tunnel found in Toronto and no one has a clue why it was built

The tunnel is 33 feet long and was hidden in a densely wooded area.

MI5 spies dressed in disguise testify in British shopping centre bomb plot trial 007

MI5 spies dressed in disguise testify in British shopping centre bomb plot trial

One spy wore a John Lennon-style dark brown wig and thin-rimmed spectacles.

French citizens told to get out of Yemen ‘as fast as possible’

It follows the armed kidnapping of a woman this morning in the country’s capital.

From The42 The French rugby team of the 80s ran on amphetamines according to a new book Drugs

The French rugby team of the 80s ran on amphetamines according to a new book

“They each had their little pill in front of their plates for the meal before the match,” according to the French team doctor of the time.

Shooting rampage in Czech Republic leaves eight dead

The gunman is reported to have killed himself after the shootings.

“We’re back”: Charlie Hebdo latest cover image released as weekly magazines resume

“The funerals have taken place [...] We’ve been realising for some time that they didn’t just go away on holiday.”

Monday 23 February, 2015

From The42 Windies win will ‘mean nothing’ if the Irish cricketers lose tomorrow night* Great Expectations

Windies win will ‘mean nothing’ if the Irish cricketers lose tomorrow night*

*Or the early hours of Wednesday morning to be exact.

From The42 England look set to be without one of their most dynamic attackers when they face Ireland Setback

England look set to be without one of their most dynamic attackers when they face Ireland

Mike Brown’s concussion has yet to fully clear up and he faces a race to be fit for the Aviva clash.

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks central Spain

There are no reports of any injuries.

Toddler dies as measles outbreak escalates in Germany

Many people don’t vaccinate their children as they fear it could lead to autism – a theory repeatedly disproven.

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From The42 Ashley Barnes is off the hook for his horror tackle on Nemanja Matic Simply Red

Ashley Barnes is off the hook for his horror tackle on Nemanja Matic

FA refuse to discipline the Burnley player as the incident was seen by the referee.

From The42 Football tarnished by further racism footage as West Ham fans under fire Problems

Football tarnished by further racism footage as West Ham fans under fire

The chanting was filmed by a passenger on the London Underground before the Hammers’ 2-2 draw with Spurs.

A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand

Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.

Four police killed as Rio struggles to curb violence before Olympics

The host city for the 2016 games is trying to wrestle back control of the streets from violent drug gangs.

Abercrombie say they hire ‘models’ for their stores so Muslim hijabs are not allowed

Abercrombie argues they forbid their staff wearing “caps” of any sort.

Ex-RUC officer in Chelsea video apologises but says he is not a racist

Barklie said he does not know the other people in the video.

Sunday 22 February, 2015

Six die after young girl used as “suicide” bomber

Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.

Muslims form ‘human shield’ around Oslo synagogue

After prayers, the symbolic ring was formed outside the building.

From The42 Mo Farah claims Twitter row with team-mate inspired him to break a world record last night Run-in

Police investigate new Chelsea fan racism claims

A member of the public made the allegation.

Saturday 21 February, 2015

‘Captain Phillips’ pirate star says there’s more to Somalia than war, drought and hunger

As a pirate he was terrifying, but the actor says the country is in the process of being rebuilt.

Huge fire engulfs one of Dubai’s tallest towers 336 Metres High This post contains videos

Huge fire engulfs one of Dubai’s tallest towers

The fire broke out on the 50th floor.

Friday 20 February, 2015

It’s a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension

It is reportedly in the region of four months.

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