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International - Yesterday’s News

60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests

Areas affected include the city of Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent.

Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade

Local authorities have banned the parade for the third year in a row, but organisers said they’d march anyway.

Iceland's volcano eruption could reveal aerosols' climate change effect

The Icelandic volcano Holuhraun, which erupted in 2014, did not increase the amount of water in the clouds.

Death toll rises above 150 in Pakistan oil tanker explosion

The tanker burst into flames after it flipped over on the national highway in Punjab province.


Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean

The LÉ Eithne is now enroute to assist in another rescue operation.

London Eye evacuated after suspected WW2 bomb spotted in River Thames

The popular tourist area around Waterloo Pier was also evacuated as a precaution.

Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people

The regional president of Andalusia said authorities are not “ruling out the human factor” as a possible cause.

11 days after his funeral, a US family received a call to say their brother was still alive

His family were told by authorities that Frank M Kerrigan had been found dead. He hadn’t.

Trump wants to put solar panels on his border wall - but would the plan work?

Trump insists ‘his’ idea would work – but experts aren’t so sure.

Texas children who died in hot car were left there as punishment

The children’s mother originally said they had locked themselves in.

'We're racist to each other. We body shame each other': Irish Youtuber on the LGBT community

Riyadh Khalaf is hosting the new BBC documentary Queer Britain.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's 'ridiculous' Goop health summit

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

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China

There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.

From The42 'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions' Family Affair

'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions'

The summer of 2017 is one the Longs won’t forget in a hurry.

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

'We're getting 500 CVs a day': Why people are lining up to join America's cannabis industry

A wave of people want to invest in the sector before it’s taken over by ‘Wall Street and the hedge funds’.

Why is Pride in June? The Stonewall riot started the whole tradition... here's how

The impromptu uprising outside the Stonewall Inn paved the way for the gay rights movement across the world.

European Arrest Warrants issued for a number of on-the-run Kinahan cartel members

A number of leading members of the cartel are running scared.

International - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes' National Geographic This post contains images

Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes'

The venues aim to “safeguard cultural and natural heritage” and “support environmentally friendly practices”.

'Rise, like lions after slumber': Jeremy Corbyn got a rapturous reception at Glastonbury today

The Conservatives have yet to agree a deal that will see it hold a majority with DUP support.

'A warning to everyone': The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack

The House of Commons confirmed that a number of “unauthorised attempts” to access MPs emails were made.

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict? Proxy War This post contains videos

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict?

Syria’s war is entering a vital phase.


'You will need to check out by 4pm': Grenfell Tower survivors given hours' notice to leave hotel

Survivors were left unsure of where they were going to go next, after the letter from the local council.

Martha the Mastiff is the world's ugliest dog

Martha bagged the top prize in the 29th World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in California.

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study

It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.

Al-Jazeera says closure demand is 'attempt to silence freedom of expression'

The nation’s foreign minister said today that the list of 13 demands given to his government is not reasonable.

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes

Some residents first learned of the evacuation while watching the news.

Older fathers have 'geekier' sons

Sons of older fathers are more intelligent and less concerned about fitting in, according to a study.

'The upper classes have not stopped going out': The rich Venezuelans spending their way through the crisis

Most are stuggling to make ends meet – but a rich minority is still sipping cocktails and going to exclusive nightclubs.

Over 140 people feared buried after landslide swallows Chinese village

Huge boulders came down on homes when the side of a mountain collapsed.

International - Friday 23 June, 2017

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours

The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

Lionel Messi's prison sentence swapped for fine

The Argentina international’s has been hit with a reported €255,000 loss.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Another London tower evacuated tonight, and a chunk of AIB sold by the State – here’s Friday’s news.

Five die in Turkey after being electrocuted at water park

The children were among the dead, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.


The charity single for Grenfell Tower survivors has topped UK charts

The cover track by 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande and Robbie Williams has sold over 170,000 copies.

A slip of the tongue is fuelling speculation on Banksy's real identity

An interview with DJ Goldie has people wondering if the artist is in fact Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack.

For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn is more popular than Theresa May - poll

Just about more people think the Labour leader would make a better leader than the Prime Minister.

The 5 at 5: Friday

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