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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 21 September, 2017

Mexican rescuers race to free girl trapped under school rubble

The magnitude 7.1 quake has killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000.

Trump's former campaign manager offered to give 'private briefings' to a Russian billionaire

Paul Manafort worked as Trump’s manager during the 2016 presidential election campaign.


Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island

People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island’s southern region.

'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dies aged 95

Robert De Niro released a statement on LaMotta’s death.

'Cold, calculated, planned': US man could face death penalty after murdering two black people

Kenneth James Gleason, from Louisiana, killed two black men last week.

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism

An estimated 412,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following violent attacks.

Sunday 17 September, 2017

Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years

The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.

Four US tourists targeted in acid attack at French train station

A woman has been arrested.

Saturday 16 September, 2017

'We will not be intimidated': 700 Catalan mayors support holding independence vote

The mayors have all been threatened with arrest.

Friday 15 September, 2017

Girl in US accused of stabbing classmate to please character had 'swirled into madness'

The victim barely survived her injuries.

Nasa's Cassini probe burns up like a meteor on 'death plunge' into Saturn

More than 1,500 people jammed Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California to watch.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

ESPN host keeps her job after apologising for calling Trump a 'white supremacist'

Some had been calling for Jemele Hill to be sacked.

Hundreds of one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's book removed from Amazon

It’s believed many of the reviews were posted by people who hadn’t read the book, in a deliberate bid to lower its rating.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town

The shooter has been arrested.

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Pictures: Residents of Florida return home to survey wreckage from Hurricane Irma

Many buildings escaped major damage, according to a Key West resident.

Monday 11 September, 2017

Irma downgraded to tropical storm but 6.2 million Florida homes lose electricity

Hurricane Irma hit Florida with winds of up to 210 kilometres per hour last night.

Eight dead following a shooting at a Texas home

All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

Sunday 10 September, 2017

Hurricane latest: Irma downgraded to Category 3 hurricane, but forecasters say it remains 'powerful'

One person has died, bringing the total number killed across the Caribbean and the US to 23

'We may be sorry, I hope we're not': Meet the people riding out Hurricane Irma at home

Authorities have warned more than 6 million people to leave. But many are staying.

US police break up shoplifting ring that stole over €3,500 a day for 12 years

One of the defendants grabbed a security guard by the throat during a 2013 robbery.

Saturday 9 September, 2017

Easy-come, easy-go: How Trump is managing to undo some of Obama's main achievements

Trump’s undoing of Obama’s programme of shielding young migrants from deportation was just the latest since taking office.

Country singer Troy Gentry killed in New Jersey helicopter crash

The singer, part of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, was 50 years old.

'Did you get it all?' This new test can check whether a surgeon removed all of the cancer

The pen-like probe will be tested in breast cancer early next year.

'We are all collapsed, our homes and our people': Death toll from Mexico earthquake reaches 61

Rescuers have been searching for survivors with sniffer dogs and heavy machinery.


Country music's 'Gentle Giant' Don Williams dies aged 78 RIP

Country music's 'Gentle Giant' Don Williams dies aged 78

Williams had a string of hits before retiring in 2016. His mellow sound influenced a generation of singers.

Friday 8 September, 2017

Two US students accuse Italian police of rape in Florence

The woman said officers drove them to their apartment building and raped them.

Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds

It’s alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife spent over $100,000 in public funds on private meals at the prime minister’s official residence.

'I have nothing. Nothing left': Hurricane Irma leaves 21 dead after ravaging the Caribbean

The hurricane is making its way towards the coast of Florida.


Breach at US credit check company exposes 143 million people to identity theft

The breach happened in July but executives only informed the public this week.

Thursday 7 September, 2017

Syria says an Israeli air raid on a military position killed two soldiers

The UN found Syria guilty yesterday of a chemical attack in April that killed more than 80 people

Fake Russian Facebook accounts paid money to stir up race and LGBT issues during US election

Hundreds of accounts have been identified by the social network as taking out ads during the election.

United Airlines won't be punished after passenger dragged off overcrowded plane

The video of David Dao being yanked from his seat and dragged down the aisle was viewed millions of times.

Wednesday 6 September, 2017

DNA of surrealist Salvador Dali's exhumed body disproves claim he fathered Spanish woman

Dali’s embalmed body had been exhumed in July to allow for a DNA paternity test.

People urged to take shelter as the most powerful Atlantic storm in history starts to hit

Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and possibly Florida will be hit by the hurricane.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue

The toy company announced it will cut 8% of its staff.

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

Monday 4 September, 2017

Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames

More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

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