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International - Today’s News

As many as 16 dead after Texas hot air balloon crash

Officials say there are likely no survivors.

Scottish independence campaigners march for a second referendum after Brexit result

In September 2014, Scots voted 55% against Scotland becoming an independent country and leaving the United Kingdom.

French Muslims refuse to bury teenager who killed priest

Kermiche was awaiting trial on terror charges and had been fitted with an electronic tag.

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster

John Brennan’s comments are a rare public acknowledgement by a senior US official that Syria may need partition.

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Pakistani man kills his sisters because they chose their husbands

It is the latest “honour killing” in the country.

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids

“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” a spokesman said

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea Fair Warning This post contains videos

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea

The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.

Teens playing Pokémon Go targeted in armed robbery in London park

The teenagers were playing at Whittington Park when they were approached by three men.

The last Video Cassette Recorder EVER is about to roll off the production line in Japan...

The videotape format has been in almost constant decline for nearly two decades.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks

Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Jill Stein: Meet the White House hopeful stealing the hearts of Bernie supporters

Some Sanders supporters are switching their preference to the Green Party ahead of the November election.

From The42 Rory McIlroy's inconsistent form continues as he misses cut at US PGA Woe

Rory McIlroy's inconsistent form continues as he misses cut at US PGA

World number one Jason Day recorded seven birdies in a stunning eight-hole stretch to significantly boost his US PGA title defence.

International - Yesterday’s News

If the election was a TV ratings war, Donald Trump would be US President right now

More people tuned in for his convention speech than Hillary Clinton’s.

Inside the demolished and rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School Regeneration This post contains videos

Inside the demolished and rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School

The scene of the 2012 Newtown massacre is now a high-tech building that will open in the autumn.

Watch: An emotional father of a dead soldier calling out Trump and stealing the show at the DNC Stirring Stuff This post contains videos

Watch: An emotional father of a dead soldier calling out Trump and stealing the show at the DNC

“You have sacrificed nothing,” he said speaking to Trump.

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Keane's Ireland future, Spieth makes charge and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave it There So: Keane's Ireland future, Spieth makes charge and all today's sport

Also, Cork City’s captain Greg Bolger is a target for the Swedish club they just dumped out of the Europa League.

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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?

Are Swedes having less sex? Their government wants to know

Health issues affecting Swedes’ sex lives could be a political problem, the country’s health minister has said.

From The42 'I got very nervous when I was winning at the 2012 Olympics' Looking Back

'I got very nervous when I was winning at the 2012 Olympics'

Irish sailor Annalise Murphy says she is more equipped to deal with pressurised situations now.

Group rescued from rough seas in the UK after paddling out in search of Pokémon

“Catching a pocket fictional creature is not worth losing your life over.”

From The42 Dublin teenager fulfils dream of carrying the Olympic Torch in Brazil Olympic Dreams

Dublin teenager fulfils dream of carrying the Olympic Torch in Brazil

13-year-old Mark O’Brien from Blackrock ran with the flame last night.

Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"

26-year-old Bernard Lee from Greystones has been detained at the notorious Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre near Perth.

This man will be doing a skydive without a parachute on live TV

He won’t have a wingsuit either. Luke Aikins will be attempting to land on the ground, on a net.

Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement in wake of suicide attempt

The 28-year-old faces three new charges – including “conduct which threatens”.

French prime minister says it was a "failure" priest killer was released with electronic tag

Manuel Valls also told Le Monde newspaper he is “open” to a temporary ban on the foreign financing of mosques.

'Herstory' - Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

In a wide-ranging speech Clinton vowed to help America’s poor and took aim at her rival.

Divers find 340-year-old brie off the coast of Sweden that 'smells of life'

The cheese was discovered in a watertight pot.

International - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Teenager jailed after being caught with 'step-by-step' terrorism guide

A subsequent search of his home uncovered a handwritten oath of allegiance to Islamic State.

Both killers were on French watch lists before brutal slaying of priest Terror Threat This post contains videos

Both killers were on French watch lists before brutal slaying of priest

The government is under increased pressure to stop the violence.

Woman dies after 'side effects from contraceptive pill were not treated'

The woman was instead treated for lower back pain.

From The42 All to play for in Cork next week as City suffer narrow defeat in Belgium Belgian Blues

All to play for in Cork next week as City suffer narrow defeat in Belgium

John Caulfield’s men lost 1-0 to KRC Genk in their Europa League first leg tonight in Belgium.

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Sexual assault charge against Chris Evans dropped

Police found that there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed with the case.

A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast

The Hinkley Point power station is the UK’s first for 20 years.

From The42 A legend retires from Ireland duty, two more GAA players head to Oz and today's sport Thursday

A legend retires from Ireland duty, two more GAA players head to Oz and today's sport

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Chef de Mission has responded to claims about the athletes’ living quarters at the Rio Olympics.

"Daily life is running quite normal": Turkey's ambassador to Ireland launches charm offensive

Ambassador Necip Egüz defended his country’s post-coup crackdown, and insisted there was no threat to tourist areas.

US papers taking all kinds of flak for headlining Hillary's nomination with a picture of Bill

One newspaper has gone so far as to admit it got things wrong in prioritising Bill over the first woman to ever receive a presidential nomination from a major US party.

French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'

Their decision comes as the French prosecutors identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in Normandy.

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