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International - Today’s News

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now Ashes To Ashes This post contains videos

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now

An estimated $100m worth of illegal ivory is being torched.

Kenyan rescuers try to reach woman and child trapped in collapsed building

The six-storey building was home to more than 150 families and had been condemned.

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on Jewish State This post contains videos

Hitler's name just won't go away as Labour's 'anti-semitism' row rumbles on

Ken Livingstone apologised for loads of things but not for involving the Nazi leader.

South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying

Close to 200 dogs were freed from a farm this week.

Protesters attempt to storm hotel during Trump speech

“That was not the easiest entrance I’ve ever made,” he told the party members at the convention. “It felt like I was crossing the border.”

Think our politicians are bad at deal-making? There's a fresh election in Spain

There’s not much enthusiasm for the new vote – but it may bring an end to the political limbo.

International - Yesterday’s News

Irish musician wins international songwriting award

The competition was judged by the likes of Tom Waits.

One of the most complex machines in the world was stopped by a rogue weasel

The weasel died — and little remains of it.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: McCloskey and Sexton named for crucial clash and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: McCloskey and Sexton named for crucial clash and all today's sport

Elsewhere, Manchester United signed a wonderkid, Mauricio Pochettino to stay at Spurs and Irish international Jonny Hayes got some good news.

Eurovision puts Basque flag on its banned list (alongside the Islamic State banner)

Spanish politicians aren’t too happy at the move.

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From The42 Chyna's manager says the wrestler died due to an accidental drug overdose Claim

Chyna's manager says the wrestler died due to an accidental drug overdose

The late star was the only woman to hold the organisation’s intercontinental championship.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

11 killed as helicopter crashes off coast of Norway

Another two people are missing.

200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Exclusive

The USAID agency has put some of its funding for GOAL on hold, pending the probe.

From The42 Leave him alone - surely Tiger Woods has suffered enough Column

Leave him alone - surely Tiger Woods has suffered enough

It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for a wounded animal who once had the world at his feet, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

US citizen gets 10 years of hard labour in North Korea for 'spying'

Kim Dong Chul was convicted of espionage and subversion at a trial in Pyongyang.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday! Here’s all the news happening in your world right now.

Suspicious white powder addressed to Donald Trump deemed safe

Five staff members and a police officer were temporarily isolated and evacuated.

From The42 Liverpool needed to be braver and more Europa League talking points Analysis

Liverpool needed to be braver and more Europa League talking points

In addition, Spanish sides’ incredible record in European games continues.

International - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Man in panda suit shot after threatening to blow up TV station

The man was demanding news coverage of what he called a government conspiracy.

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

"Lucifer in the flesh" - a US political heavyweight isn't a fan of Ted Cruz

“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

Police shoot 13-year-old boy holding a pellet gun

Baltimore police say he is expected to survive.

Plane forced to land after drunk passengers start fighting

The two British nationals were on a plane to Alicante.

From The42 As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final

Liverpool took on Villarreal, with the Reds a few games away from securing a Champions League spot.

Costa Concordia captain says others are to blame for ship crash which killed 32

The prosecution is simultaneously appealing last year’s sentence, maintaining that Schettino should have been given 26 years.

From The42 Watch: Leicester fans thank Claudio Ranieri for what he has done for the club and city That's Amore This post contains videos

Beyoncé's new album is about much more than her marriage. We should all be listening

For all the attention it has garnered as an apparent document of marital infidelity, Lemonade is a decidedly political statement, writes Lorraine Courtney.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know about this Thursday morning.

Toddler shoots mother dead from back seat as she drives

The death of Patrice Price is the 77th such shooting incident involving a child in the US this year.

10-year-girl flies across Russia with no ID or ticket

It sounds a bit like a scene from Home Alone.

International - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Search to identify Prince's heirs as he died 'without a will'

Immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.

Salah Abdeslam to be placed in isolation after being charged over Paris attacks

The French national is believed to be the last surviving member of a terror squad that hit Paris in November.

McDonald's is taking some of the mystery ingredients out of McNuggets

The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it is testing a version without artificial preservatives.

Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island

Nine guns, along with ammunition, were recovered several hours after the shooting.

From The42 As it happened: Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich, Champions League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich, Champions League

We were at the Vicente Calderon as a mouth-watering semi-final tie got underway.

13 wounded as suicide bomber blows herself up in Turkish city

The attack comes a day after the US said there were “credible indications” of threats to tourist areas.

From The42 South Yorkshire Police chief constable suspended over his response to Hillsborough JFT96

South Yorkshire Police chief constable suspended over his response to Hillsborough

David Crompton’s position had been described as ‘untenable’ following the conclusion of the inquest.

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