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International - Yesterday’s News

Baby girl found alive under rubble after Syrian bombing Ghouta This post contains videos

Baby girl found alive under rubble after Syrian bombing

In Douma, the main town in Eastern Ghouta, residents woke to the sounds of fresh air raids.

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Guardiola wins first trophy as Man City boss with clinical display in Carabao Cup final

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva all scored for City.

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.

American man being questioned after decapitated head found in Japanese apartment

Body parts other than the head have not been found.

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The church where Jesus is buried has been closed in a row over tax

They say the tax issue is “an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem”.

Lab providing affordable prosthetics for people who've lost limbs fighting Islamic State

It has also benefited people born with deformities.

In rural Germany, mobile banking means a bank in the back of a truck visiting different towns

The closure of branches in rural Germany has led to mobile banking services that visit small towns.

Russian athletes won't march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony

The decision follows two doping violations.

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International - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Conservative MP apologises to Jeremy Corbyn for claims about his links to Cold War spies

Ben Bradley has agreed to make a substantial donation to charities of Corbyn’s choosing.

'A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being': British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53 RIP

'A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being': British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Her agency confirmed she died of natural causes on Wednesday.

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'

Wales out-half Rhys Priestland on battling his demons and how working with a sports psychologist helped save his career.

The US could send a special envoy to Northern Ireland soon

The role has been vacant under President Donald Trump.

'Phase two may be very rough' - Trump announces heavy sanctions on North Korea

“Frankly hopefully something positive can happen.”

International - Friday 23 February, 2018

White House on lockdown as car crashes into security barrier

A woman was arrested following the incident.

'Pure illusion': That was the EU's withering assessment of Theresa May's Brexit plan

The UK government is apparently now in agreement, but the EU says their plan is not possible.

North Korean general should be 'hanged in the streets' not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician

Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes.

Donald Trump says armed officer who didn't confront school shooter may be 'a coward' Florida Shooting This post contains videos

Donald Trump says armed officer who didn't confront school shooter may be 'a coward'

Trump said Deputy Scot Peterson ‘did a poor job’.

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Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery Advice For Men This post contains videos

Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery

The actor said he has been “in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'

A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.

KFC forced to destroy chicken as delivery fiasco rumbles on

The delivery crisis, which led to the closure of hundreds of KFC outlets, erupted last weekend after the fast food giant switched delivery operator.

Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death

Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.

Police officer dies as fans involved in violent clashes during Europa League game in Bilbao

A number of people were arrested following trouble at the Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow game.

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn't use it anymore

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said it to her 24.5 million Twitter followers.

Australia deputy PM who had affair with staffer finally bows to pressure and resigns

Barnaby Joyce’s position became untenable when a claim of sexual harassment was made against him.

International - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

From The42 Arsenal fall to humiliating home defeat but progress in Europa League In The Last 16

Arsenal fall to humiliating home defeat but progress in Europa League

The Gunners were beaten by Ostersunds but their first-leg win was enough to see them reach the last 16 on aggregate.

NRA chief criticises 'politicisation' of Florida school shooting NRA

NRA chief criticises 'politicisation' of Florida school shooting

He also doubled down on the NRA’s longstanding position that armed Americans were the first line of defence in confronting deadly attacks.

Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires

The drugs had a street value of around $50 million.

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Henry Bolton quits Ukip after being sacked as party leader

Bolton was confronted with a statement from his wife, whom he left just before Christmas, on TV this morning.

'Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?': Stormzy delivers powerful Brits performance

Jeremy Corbyn praised the rapper for his performance, but Number 10 defended May in a statement today.

Here is what Trump's notes for meeting with shooting survivors said I Hear You This post contains videos

Here is what Trump's notes for meeting with shooting survivors said

Students have called on the US President to tighten gun controls.

'Pathetically weak': Father of Florida victim lays into Republican senator over gun control Public Meeting This post contains videos

'Pathetically weak': Father of Florida victim lays into Republican senator over gun control

Marco Rubio has been backed by the NRA and drew jeers from the audience for his responses last night.

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

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