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International - Today’s News

Students at University of Texas protest gun law with sex toys

A new law allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

"At the hut I saw numerous avalanches coming down" - Hiker describes month trapped in wilderness

Pavlina Pizova was trapped for a month after her partner died in a fall.

South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius

State prosecutors said Oscar Pistorius’ six year term for killing his girlfriend is inappropriate.

11 police killed, dozens injured in Turkey bomb attack

The bomb attack caused immense damage to the headquarters of the special anti-riot police force in Cizre.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday and here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Burkini inventor says there's a high demand from fair-skinned Irish women

Aheda Zanetti hit out at French officials over the recent ban on the swimwear.

Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking miners

Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was kidnapped and then killed by his captors.

From The42 'The All Blacks can play 10 different ways and they're not easy to prepare for' Daunting

'The All Blacks can play 10 different ways and they're not easy to prepare for'

Andrew Trimble and Ireland switched onto the task of beating New Zealand earlier this week.

Powerful earthquake aftershock hits stricken Italian region overnight

The aftershock measured 4.8 on the Richter scale.

Swimmer Ryan Lochte charged with falsely reporting robbery in Brazil Rio

Swimmer Ryan Lochte charged with falsely reporting robbery in Brazil

Lochte and three other American swimmers made false allegations of being robbed at gunpoint on a night out at the Olympics.

Programme meant to deter teenage pregnancies actually makes them more likely

These type of pregnancy programmes are used in 89 countries around the world – this new study casts serious doubt over them.

International - Yesterday’s News

OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station

Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.

From The42 Deja vu: West Ham dumped out of Europe by Romanian champions Burst Bubble

Deja vu: West Ham dumped out of Europe by Romanian champions

Felipe Teixeira’s goal just before half-time proved the difference at a stunned Olympic Stadium in London.

Police report Katie Hopkins to Twitter over poll about the deaths of five men

In the hours after the tragedy Hopkins – known for her controversial antics on Twitter – posted a poll about the event.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Bye-bye Ebay, physician heal thyself, and Hickey seeks house arrest – it’s your Evening Fix.

Controversial burkini ban to be decided by French court tomorrow

The ruling, due tomorrow afternoon, is likely to set a precedent for around 30 French towns which have banned the burkini, mostly in the southeast.

Hillary Clinton has taken a huge lead in the race for the White House

That is despite hitting choppy waters.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: More O'Donovan success, huge Euro draw for Celtic and today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: More O'Donovan success, huge Euro draw for Celtic and today's sport

Elsewhere, Ireland will have another Paralympian in Rio while Cristiano Ronaldo picks up another individual accolade.

Man who threw boiling water on gay couple sentenced to 40 years in prison

Marquez Tolbert testified that after pouring hot water on them, Blackwell grabbed him as he jumped and screamed in pain and told him: “Get out of my house with all that gay.”

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PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing

The woman’s partner fell down a steep slope while the pair were hiking.

US firefighter can drive and swim again one year after face transplant

Patrick Hardison (42) was disfigured when the roof of a burning home collapsed on top of him in 2001.

From The42 Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes Rio 2016

Flight from London to Belfast delayed after cabin crew get into heated row

The argument was over water bottles apparently.

Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England

Police believe the men were all in their late teens and early 20s and had gone to the beach together.

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.

29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker

21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung died from multiple stab wounds following the attack yesterday morning.

Historic peace deal reached to put an end to world's longest-running war

Over the past 50 years civil war in Colombia has killed 260,000 people.

They call me MR BREXIT! Trump and Farage campaign together in Mississippi

The joint appearance comes just days after Trump confused the world with an odd Brexit-themed tweet.

Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy

The war in Syria, for instance, has erased 6 years from average life expectancy.

Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it?

There has been little or no mention of the effect microbeads have in Ireland – this call from British MPs might change that.

Famous artist who was sued for claiming a painting wasn't his wins court case

The world-famous artist Peter Doig said he did not create the desert landscape painting.

International - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Death toll rises to at least 159 as Italy counts cost of massive earthquake

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan urged anyone with concerns of Irish casualties to contact his department.

From The42 Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics

McIlroy rejected the chance to represent Ireland in Rio over health concerns related to the Zika virus.

Pennsylvanian teen charged with murdering grandmother after argument over school

Police say Reeser told them he shot her because he didn’t want to go to an unspecified school meeting.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The Moran inquiry into Olympic ticketing, Keane hangs up his boots, and Italy mourns its dead – it’s your Evening Fix.


OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry

Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Robbie Keane calls time on Ireland career and all of today's sport Wednesday

Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website

Leslie Jones was the target of abuse on Twitter last month.

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.

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