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International - Today’s News


International - Yesterday’s News

Watchdog probes handling of child sex abuse claims against former British prime minister

The issue was referred by Wiltshire Police following allegations made by a retired senior officer.

From The42 George North is still not over concussion and won’t be risked Saturday Injury Doubt

George North is still not over concussion and won’t be risked Saturday

Neil Jenkins does not expect George North to feature for Wales against Ireland this weekend as they begin their World Cup preparations.

Swingers’ club suspects could face up to 177 years in jail

Fifty three people were taken in for questioning over the suspected sex clubs.

A Welsh town has just appointed its first resident jester in 700 years

Job requirements: Juggling daggers blindfolded, balancing a sword on your chin and making a gold coin disappear.

From Business ETC Take a look at 10 of the most beautifully designed products in the world today Nice Things

Take a look at 10 of the most beautifully designed products in the world today

Everything from a retro-themed motorbike to a rubbish bin made out of rubbish.

WATCH: At least 20 people injured after cranes collapse on to houses

The incident happened today in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn.

Sicilian Mafia suspects caught after police crack ‘sheep code’

“‘I’ve put the ricotta cheese aside for you”.

Is Joe Biden about to rain on Hillary Clinton’s presidential parade?

Nothing is certain yet, but there could be a serious fight on the cards.

Republicans are lining up to pour scorn on Barack Obama’s climate change plan

Obama says it’s the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change.

Girl (5) saved her family after their car plummeted off a road

They have been inundated with help after the incident.

The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover

The juice of a pear can help reduce levels of the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for hangovers.

Bra-wearing men protest over Hong Kong ‘breast assault’ conviction

“We better watch out as one day police might accuse us of attacking with our penis or buttock.”

‘Fussy eater’ kids more likely to have mental health issues

This is the case with children who display severe or moderate selected eating.

From The42 The former Cork hurler who swapped All-Ireland medals for 100-mile trail runs Rebel Runner

The former Cork hurler who swapped All-Ireland medals for 100-mile trail runs

Paul Tierney walked away from hurling as an All-Ireland winner at 22.

International - Sunday 2 August, 2015

These amazing colourised photographs bring World War I to life

The ‘war to end all wars’ up close.

Island ‘on alert’ as more plane wreckage washes up

Could it be from the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight?

‘A case of mistaken identity’: Jericho the lion was NOT killed

He’s also not technically Cecil’s brother.


Riot police spray migrants with ‘chemical irritant’ as hundreds storm Channel Tunnel

Britain and France have vowed to do more to end the migrant crisis.

‘Why are you building muscles? You’re a girl. Why are you ruining your body?’

Faced with limited competing options at home, the Arab world’s top female bodybuilders look abroad for recognition.

Doping allegations of top athletes ‘shake the foundation of sport’

A third of medals won in endurance events at the Olympics and World Championships were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests.

Sitdown Sunday: Jennifer Pan lied about her life, then wanted her parents dead

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

The mystery of ‘Mayerling: 126-year-old letters penned by crown prince’s mistress emerge

The suicide notes were discovered in a bank vault, giving more insight into history’s greatest love affair.

International - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Confusion over whether Cecil the lion’s brother has been shot dead

He was originally said to have been killed at 4pm today, but there are conflicting reports.

Emotional Chris Evans confirms pilot died in air display crash

The incident happened just before 2pm.

It has been 70 years since 70,000 people were killed in less than a minute

New scientific research has looked at the long-term impact that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings have had.

Elderly man killed by neighbour was ‘distressed and worried’ about his behaviour

The family of Ron Parsons have paid tribute to the deceased man.


Fight erupts at Bobbi Brown’s funeral

The 22-year-old died last week.

You might actually WANT to have a long layover in these airports

A quick dip in a rooftop pool before the next flight? Don’t mind if we do…

This high tech New Zealand ‘man cave’ is like something out of 1950s science fiction

Plastics engineer Jono Williams spent 3,000 hours outside his day job building the ultimate man cave.

The good times are back – This taxi app will bring champagne right to your door

The service has launched in London and it’s not as pricey as you’d think.

US psychiatrists worry shootings will set back efforts to destigmatise mental illness.

“Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent,” said one expert.

More than 1,000 migrants have tried to pass through the Channel tunnel in 48 hours

The migrant crisis has seen desperate attempts by individuals trying to reach the UK.

Palestinian toddler burned to death in ‘settler’ arson attack

The attack happened yesterday and also critically wounded the toddler’s parents and brother.

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