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International - Today’s News

Explainer: What’s happening in Libya and why is it important?

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

Two arrested as search for missing teenager Becky Watts continues

The 16-year-old has been missing from her home in Bristol for more than a week. Police described her disappearance as “completely out of character”.

An inspiration to multiple generations of scientists and astronauts … Read NASA’s moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Fans from around the world have been paying tribute. “Long before being nerdy was cool there was Leonard Nimoy,” President Barack Obama said.

From Business ETC THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 9 most valuable startups in the world Dot Com

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 9 most valuable startups in the world

A list of young CEOs making it big, early.

Leaflet at UKIP conference claims LGBT education is ‘sexual grooming’

The party has previously distanced itself from the Christian group that was handing out the leaflets.

Elephants were slaughtered as part of Robert Mugabe’s million dollar 91st birthday bash

The lavish celebration has been slammed by the opposition as “obscene”.

From The42 Barack Obama has invited Stephanie Roche to spend Patrick’s Day in the White House Happy Days

Barack Obama has invited Stephanie Roche to spend Patrick’s Day in the White House

The announcement comes on the back of recent news confirming that Roche has signed with US side Houston Dash.

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

From The42 As it happened: Manchester United v Sunderland, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Manchester United v Sunderland, Premier League

We were at Old Trafford to see if the hosts could bounce back after defeat in Wales last weekend.

You can rent this entire village for €700 a day

You get the deputy mayorship, as well.

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Nemtsov was a fierce opponent of Vladamir Putin and was set to lead an opposition rally today.

Woman jailed over death of baby after stuffing him in drawer ‘for crying too much’

She went to watch television and when she checked on the baby after three hours he was dead.

This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea

Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea – but it carries a significant social stigma, with few openly gay public figures.

Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.

International - Yesterday’s News

Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers’ defamation suit

The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby’s representatives publicly branded them as liars.

‘Jihadi John’: A quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

People who knew him could not reconcile the football-loving Emwazi with that of the “cold, sadistic and merciless” killer.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport Friday Round-up

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

Baby kidnapped days after birth reunited with parents 17 years later

Pupils at the teenager’s school noticed similarities between her and a younger biological sister.

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‘Someone put it on a trailer and drove off’: An entire house was stolen in Oregon

Seven people shot dead in shooting rampage in small US town

The gunman also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)

German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s four-month extension.

Japanese police arrest teens for ‘Islamic State inspired’ killing

Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing.

Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home

There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.

“We will feel justice when there’s a bullet between Jihadi John’s eyes”

Families of slain journalists and aid workers have spoken out after the man was identified.

International - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The42 No Istanbul luck this time as Liverpool crash out of Europe after penalty shootout Dramatic

No Istanbul luck this time as Liverpool crash out of Europe after penalty shootout

It was the same stadium as the ’05 Champions League final but a different result.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Ruddock’s return, Borussia’s bomb and all today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Ruddock’s return, Borussia’s bomb and all today’s sport

Here’s the best of what the sporting world had to offer on Thursday.

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

An ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant has been killed in a triple murder

Mirijana Puhar was killed along with two others in North Carolina on Tuesday.

Jimmy Savile was known as a ‘sex pest’ but complaints were still not taken seriously

Another shocking report into the appalling behaviour of the “opportunistic predator”.

Men arrested for plotting to join IS talked about shooting Barack Obama

The men were vocal online, the FBI said.

Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28

The original rogue trader’s ten minutes of infamy happened 20 years ago today

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

Got €1.36 to spare? You could buy 130 houses in this “ghost town”*

*If you’re willing to do them up and manage them.

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned

In an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, the former ‘rogue’ trader writes of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar

“Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals’ private lives.”

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