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Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child Labour Party This post contains videos

'Unexpected but exciting': New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child

Jacinda Ardern will become the country’s first leader to give birth while in office.

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From The42 We can only offer second chances when we get honesty and openness in return Opinion

We can only offer second chances when we get honesty and openness in return

Sometimes they come at a price, says Tommy Martin.

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.

From The42 'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse Trauma

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

McKayla Maroney is one of more than 100 victims to have accused Larry Nassar of sexual assault.

Nine killed as violent winds batter Europe

It’s the worst storm to strike Germany since 2007, according to the country’s weather service.

Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro

The driver has told investigators he suffered a seizure.

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

International - Yesterday’s News

Canadian woman pleads guilty to killing friend after being incriminated by her own selfie

Cheyenne Antoine strangled friend Brittney Gargol to death just hours after posting a photo of the pair to Facebook.

Taxi drivers block London Bridge for hours in protest over Uber

Uber has around 40,000 drivers in London and 50,000 in Britain as a whole.

Teenager who fled Californian house of horrors had been planning escape 'for two years'

David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin are facing 94 years in prison apiece.

From The42 'A shambles - nobody has thought about the players': Irish contingent caught up in US chaos Mayhem
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Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter

2017 was either the second or third hottest year ever.

Trump says his plan for border wall has never changed after aide called it 'uninformed'

Trump also clarified the wall would not be built in areas of natural protection.

School lockdown lifted after capture of escaped wolf in UK

The sanctuary has said that the wolf’s enclosure gate may have been left open deliberately.

From The42 Ireland name trimmed down squad for Six Nations warm up with Wales Rest

Ireland name trimmed down squad for Six Nations warm up with Wales

New head coach Adam Griggs has given 13 players a weekend off.

Drone rescues two Australian swimmers in world's first

Australia is leading the use of the technology in surf lifesaving, with dozens of drones being trialled on beaches around the country.

All 52 who died in Kazakhstan bus fire were Uzbek nationals

All those who died are believed to be Uzbek nationals; local media indicates that they were migrant workers travelling to Russia.

From The42 'If foreign players have been caught doing that, it is hindering home-grown players who are doing it the right way' Doping

'If foreign players have been caught doing that, it is hindering home-grown players who are doing it the right way'

Chris Henry is less than impressed with Gerbrandt Grobler’s doping past.

France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling?

Historians and political commentators can’t agree on whether this is a gesture of goodwill, or a “wonderful joke”.

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

From The42 Gary Speed among four coached by Bennell to have died by suicide RIP

Gary Speed among four coached by Bennell to have died by suicide

A victim of the former youth team coach said he tried to contact the late player’s parents.

Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is to be adapted for TV.

International - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Youtube star wins landmark revenge porn case, proposes to girlfriend on court steps

Chrissy Chambers had been seeking to have videos of her and her ex-boyfriend removed from the internet for nearly five years.

'Why shouldn't I want to bring him down? Why shouldn't I be angry?' - Woody Allen's adopted daughter speaks out

Dylan Farrow claims that the director touched her inappropriately as a seven-year-old.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

TDs debate the Eighth, and Leo Varadkar apologised to Joanne Hayes over the Kerry Babies case – it’s the Fix.

British man jailed for life for murdering teen and hiding her body in wardrobe

Ashley Foster, 24, will serve at least 26 years for the murder of Megan Bills.

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Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

Farage brands Varadkar a 'European unionist' as he attacks Irish relationship with EU

An Taoiseach was the first EU leader to speak in a series on ‘the Future of Europe’.

Speaking English, Irish, French and German, Leo sets out stall on Brexit in big EU speech

Varadkar addressed corporation tax and migration in his speech.

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies

The man was found with documents in JFK International Airport.

Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions'

This is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe around Trump’s campaign involvement with Russia.

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies three weeks after car crash RIP

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies three weeks after car crash

Jessica Falkholt’s sister and parents were killed in the St Stephen’s Day crash.

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