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International - Today’s News

Deaf and partially blind dog led rescuers to child in Australian bushland after keeping her safe

Seventeen-year-old blue heeler Max stayed with the child through a rainy night before leading family and rescuers to her.

From The42 As It Happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As It Happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League

West Brom rallied to snatch a draw against Liverpool but relegation looks to be imminent.

Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia

But the risk of a social backlash is real in a society steeped in conservatism.

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal Conflict Zone This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal

“I’ve dealt with that issue and I am not saying any more about that issue.”

From The42 'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler So Sumo

'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler

John Gunning represented Ireland at three Sumo World Championships and is now a leading authority on the sport in Japan.

As scandal engulfs Spain's parliament, the question is, does any Spanish politician actually have a REAL degree?

Politicians from across the spectrum have been outed as suffering from ‘titlitis’ in recent times – that is, an addiction to boosting their CVs with fibs.

International - Yesterday’s News

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un suspending nuclear and long-range missile tests

North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test last year.

London man jailed for 16 years over acid attack that melted victims' skin and clothes

Both victims suffered extensive burns to their faces and bodies and have required plastic surgery.

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years

Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.

'Devastated, heartbroken': Tributes pour in from across music industry for 'beautiful soul' Avicii RIP

'Devastated, heartbroken': Tributes pour in from across music industry for 'beautiful soul' Avicii

The musician was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this afternoon.

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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Avicii’s death, Bank of Ireland robbery and a lawsuit against the Russian government and Donald Trump – it’s your evening fix.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging conspiracy

The lawsuit asserts that the entities conspired to interfere in the 2016 election and caused serious damage to the Democratic Party.

Man with world's first recorded case of treatment-resistant super-gonorrhoea cured

Drugs that are normally effective in treating the disease didn’t initially work for this man.

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

Pictures: Disposal of massive WWII bomb causes mass evacuation in Berlin

The 500 kilo bomb was found on a construction site.

The King of Swaziland has changed the country's name to eSwatini

The King of Swaziland has changed the country's name to eSwatini

The name Swaziland angers some citizens as it is a mix of Swazi and English.

The world's best photographs have been announced - and a shot of Ireland is part of the winning entry

British photographer Alys Tomlinson won Photographer of the Year at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.

From The42 Arsene Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season Wenger Out

Arsene Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season

The Frenchman won three Premier Leagues and seven FA Cups during his 22 seasons in charge.

Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport

Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Basque separatist group ETA apologises for 'pain' and 'harm' it caused

The statement came just days before ETA is expected to announce its dissolution.

Former New York mayor joins Trump's legal team

The US President is facing numerous legal challenges, including an investigation into possible links between his campaign and Russia.

International - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Horse dies at Cheltenham as UK temperatures soar to record levels

Dame Rose collapsed and died after finishing fourth in the mares’ novices hurdle.

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate Aww

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate

Tammy Duckworth’s vote was her first appearance in the Senate since giving birth.

Jury convicts former New York nanny of murdering two children aged two and six

The 55-year-old is now likely to spend the rest of her life behind bars.

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Passengers warned to 'put down phones and listen' to safety demos after Southwest Airlines accident

Photos emerged online this week of passengers using their oxygen masks incorrectly during an emergency Southwest Airlines landing.

From The42 Amazon make major move in sports market by snatching US Open rights Bidding War

Amazon make major move in sports market by snatching US Open rights

The US Open will become the first Grand Slam to be shown solely on a digital platform.

Nestle given thumbs down on Kit Kat finger shape by EU court

Nestle has been locked in a decade-long battle with US rival Mondelez.

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for first time in 250 years

The eruption occurred a few kilometres away from Shinmoedake, which featured in the 1967 James Bond film “You Only Live Twice” .

Great Barrier Reef corals experiencing 'catastrophic die-off' as result of global warming

30% of the coral in the area were lost between March and November 2016 as a result of an extended marine heatwave.

Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to similar accident in 2016

A Southwest Airlines plane was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday after one of its engines exploded.

From The42 Ex-England striker John Fashanu paid his brother Justin £75k to keep quiet about his sexuality Football For All This post contains videos

Ex-England striker John Fashanu paid his brother Justin £75k to keep quiet about his sexuality

With the 20th anniversary of the death approaching, Fashanu has called on the FA to do more to support gay footballers.

NASA launches spacecraft designed to find planets that might support life

The satellite is expected to catalogue thousands of planets.

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president

Diaz-Canel will become Cuba’s first leader in 60 years who is not named Castro.

From The42 'If I'm still watching it on YouTube and thinking about it, then it's no good to me' Match Winner

'If I'm still watching it on YouTube and thinking about it, then it's no good to me'

Andrew Conway will be looking to make another game-changing impact for Munster against Racing 92.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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