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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 11 December, 2016

International - Today’s News

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

The attack came two days after a bomb elsewhere in Cairo killed six policemen.

160 killed after church roof collapsed onto worshippers

The church was still under construction when metal girders crashed and the corrugated iron roof caved in.

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children

Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.

Sitdown Sunday: The dark and dangerous world of chemsex

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

From drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree - just how much would 12 Days of Christmas cost?

PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index measures the cost each year.

Need to confess sins? New app in Spain finds nearest priest

Confessor GO detects a user’s location and shows the location of nearby priests ready to hear their confession.

Turkey mourns after twin Istanbul bombings kill 29

Twenty-seven of those killed were police and two were civilians.

Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality

The peaceful marches were organised by Catholic and evangelical churches.

'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres

The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.

International - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Katie Taylor eases to second win as a professional after solid display in Manchester Job Done
From The42 'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between' Man In The Middle

'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'

The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.

Venezuelan government says it will give children four million toys it seized

Authorities said local supply committees will be in charge of distributing the toys “fairly” to children.

ISIS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemeni troops

Yemeni authorities have for months pressed a campaign against jihadists.

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Trump accuses CNN of 'rediculous fake news' over Apprentice news

He later corrected his spelling mistake.

'A gift from heaven' - Colombian President receives Nobel Peace Prize

A revised FARC deal was approved by Colombia’s Congress last week.

Trump narrows cabinet picks but Giuliani is out

Giuliani had made no secret of his desire for the job, but came under media scrutiny over business dealings that could pose conflicts of interest.

Five dead and children buried under rubble of house that collapsed after train derailed

Two tank cars derailed, hit electricity lines and exploded.

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Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis

Refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul have described the harsh realities of life under the so-called IS ‘caliphate’.

Professional snake catchers: How this Indian tribe saves lives by harvesting venom

The Irula tribe captures snakes to harvest their venom before returning them to nature.

Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store - with no cashiers or checkouts

The Amazon Go concept involves customers having grocery bills deducted from their accounts.

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report

The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.

International - Friday 9 December, 2016

British lawyer to mount Brexit challenge in Irish High Court

He’s trying to raise €83,000 online to do it.

Wedding guests sue groom after being 'hit by drone' at reception

The women say they have suffered permanent physical and emotional injury as a result of the incident.

Rupert Murdoch's Fox launches €13.4bn bid to finally get their hands on Sky

21st Century Fox already owns nearly 40% of Sky but wants it all.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: GAA rights deal, more doping allegations for Russia and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos
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Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign

The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.

The winner of the 2016 Nat Geo photography competition

The photographer had to wait two weeks to capture this sight.

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

New report lays out proof 1,000 Russian athletes took part in 'institutionalised' doping

Former Moscow doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov used salt and coffee to manipulate samples.

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal

98% of the victims identified so far are male – with their ages at the time of the alleged abuse ranging from seven to 20.

Right-wing Dutch MP found guilty of discrimination, innocent of inciting hatred

The judges said there was “insufficient evidence” his words amounted to incitement to hatred.

South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal

There had been massive street protests over the scandal.

Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’

The suit alleges that not allowing the embryos to be born is “depriving them of their inheritance”.

Hollywood's 'rags to riches' icon Kirk Douglas turns 100 today

The Spartacus star has been through a lot – including a plane crash and being robbed of the ability to speak following a stroke.

International - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mick Jagger welcomes eighth child at age of 73

Jagger already has seven children ranging in age from 17 to 46, from four previous relationships

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14 House Of Commons This post contains videos

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

American hero and pioneering astronaut John Glenn dies aged 95 Godspeed This post contains videos

American hero and pioneering astronaut John Glenn dies aged 95

Glenn was the first US astronaut to orbit the earth.

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