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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 27 February, 2017

International - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'People would be touching my face... no one in Ireland had really seen a black person before' Sparky

'People would be touching my face... no one in Ireland had really seen a black person before'

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A death in Co Waterford, crime crackdown and the death of Bill Paxton had everybody talking today.

Police question student who drove his rented car into pedestrians in Germany

The man driving the car was a 35-year-old student.

'He was just enjoying his glass of beer': Family's distress after Indian men shot in 'hate crime'

India has demanded the “strongest action” from the US government over the incident.

From The Daily Edge Titanic, Twister and Aliens actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 RIP

Titanic, Twister and Aliens actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61

The actor also starred in Terminator, Weird Science and Apollo 13.

From The42 As It Happened: Man United v Southampton, EFL Cup final Minute-by-Minute

As It Happened: Man United v Southampton, EFL Cup final

We’re going minute by minute through the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Trump warned 'don't get too happy' after poking fun at Democrats' new chair

The Democratic party is struggling to figure out how to progress in the wake of Trump’s spectacular win last November.

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents Nowhere Else To Go This post contains images

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents

A total of 64 babies were taken in by the centre in Johannesburg last year.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday. Stay in bed a bit longer and have a read of the day’s stories.

Sitdown Sunday: Milo Yiannopoulos and the 'lost boys' of the new right

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads

28 injured after truck ploughs into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

The age of the victims ranged from a four-year old child who was in stable condition, to people in their 30s or 40s.

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

Donald Trump to skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

“Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Here's how the international community stops drones from crashing into aircraft

As commercial and private drones become ever more prevalent, the risk of airplane strikes heightens accordingly.

From The42 Two years after taking up track cycling, Lydia Gurley is already winning World Cup medals for Ireland Track Star

Two years after taking up track cycling, Lydia Gurley is already winning World Cup medals for Ireland

And the Galway woman has her eyes on this year’s World Championship.

International - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sinn Féin doing well in the polls, a car hitting people in Germany and a money appeal from Trump had everyone talking today.

Woman accused of Kim Jong-Nam killing 'thought it was a prank'

The woman thought she was taking part in the prank for a comedy video, Vietnam said today.

3 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Germany

A police spokesman said that a terrorist background is not suspected.

Trump appeals for money from supporters to combat "nasty attacks by fake news media"

In his message, he said that the fake news is “never going to stop”.

A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis

A new museum showcases the outfits, some of which are hundreds of years old.

Black rights leader outed for being white is now 'jobless and living on food stamps'

She told The Guardian that she will not be apologising for what happened.

Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

The Rudaw news organisation described her as one of their “most daring journalists”.

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars

The filmmaker said he had received a US visa but his passport wasn’t accepted.

Michael Healy-Rae says Trump's view on deregulation 'shows intelligence of the man'

He added that he’d have problems with Trump’s views on other issues.

Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps

Extreme droughts in the South American country in the early 20th century saw the government interning rural peasants fleeing the disaster.

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump Town Halls This post contains videos

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump

Town hall meetings across the US are getting testy.

Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other

The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.

From The42 Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules? Interview

Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules?

“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”

Interview: Ruth Negga on racism, fame, and the chance of winning an Oscar

The Irish-Ethiopian actress has had a stellar year – and her latest film, Loving, touches on a subject very close to her heart.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Sit back, relax and have a read of today’s stories.

Pele's son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentence

The 46-year-old former goalkeeper denies the allegations.

Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies'

Thousands upon thousands of infants were taken during Franco’s dictatorship.

BBC, New York Times and other media barred from White House press briefing

Much smaller conservative outlets like the One America News Network that have provided favorable coverage did attend.

Man arrested in New York after chainsawing through door and injuring his boss

Police haven’t said what led to the incident.

From The42 The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace Heroes To Zeroes

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

Tom Clonan: Nerve, blood and choking agents sending state-sponsored message of terror

VX is a weapon of incredible cruelty and terror, writes security expert Tom Clonan.

International - Friday 24 February, 2017

'Get out of my country' - Indian man shot dead in US in apparent hate crime

The shooting dead of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla has caused waves in his home country.

Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scam

The two-year investigation was conducted by police into the hospital.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Kinahan cartel girlfriend arrested, and Trump says media should not use anonymous sources – it’s the Fix.

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