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International - Today’s News

From The42 Katie Taylor's opponent finally named ahead of US pro debut on Saturday Cutting It Fine

Katie Taylor's opponent finally named ahead of US pro debut on Saturday

The Bray native will be looking to bring her professional record to 6-0 at the Barclays Center.

Donald Trump announces that transgender people will not be allowed serve in US Military

He said that the military “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption”.

EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal

The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.

Traces of sleeping pill found in Jason Corbett's body, court hears

Thomas Michael Martens and Molly Martens Corbett are on trial for the murder of Jason Corbett in the US.

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Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of destroying ex-partner's 54 violins worth nearly €1 million

The 54 violins and 70 bows that were destroyed were worth a reported €814,000.

'It's a disaster area. There's nothing left': Wildfires rage over south-east of France

Residents of Corsica and Saint-Tropez have described “apocalyptic” scenes from the wildfires.

Trump refuses to say whether or not he'll fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump has expressed increasing anger with Sessions as his Justice Department’s investigations into possible Trump-Russia collusion have quickened.

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court

Cardinal George Pell made the denials despite the fact no pleas were required to be entered on his first appearance in Australian court.

UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'

The UK follows France in announcing plans to phase out such vehicles in just over 20 years’ time.

International - Yesterday’s News

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'

John McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he entered the chamber.

Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head

Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.

Suspect in Swiss chainsaw attack arrested near Zurich

Yesterday, five people were injured in a chainsaw attack at an insurance company in Schaffhausen.

Two men attacked with 'noxious substance' in London this evening

Both men have been taken to hospital for treatment.

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Prosecution 'closes case' in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 21-year-old Irishman has been held in Cairo for almost four years.

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

Charlie Gard's parents ask the High Court to let them take their son home to die

The parents abandoned their bid for the experimental treatment yesterday, saying that time had run out for Charlie.

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat

“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.

Vatican switches off its fountains after Italy's driest spring in 60 years

The drought comes after the second-driest spring in 60 years.

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The people of Drogheda are pulling together during their water crisis, and Pat Kenny speaks out on the gender pay gap – it’s the 9 at 9.

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

Justin Bieber abruptly ends world tour

The 23-year-old Canadian cited “unforeseen circumstances”.

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

International - Monday 24 July, 2017

Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.

Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' about Russia

“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.”

South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV

The patient still has HIV in her system but it is so weakened that it cannot replicate or spread.

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Security guard shoots dead two men at Israeli embassy in Jordan

One man attacked the guard with a screwdriver.

The 9 at 9: Monday

The cost of obesity, water supplies still dry in Drogheda and the Government urged to consider raising retirement age – it’s the 9 at 9.

Charlie Gard's parents condemn death threats sent to hospital staff

The ill infant’s parents said they have also received a backlash online.

Boris jokes that traditional Maori greeting could start a fight in a Glasgow pub

The British Foreign Secretary, of course, has a history of blunders.

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

International - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Pokemon Go fans at a Pokemon Go festival couldn't get online and they got very angry

Some attendees had paid $400 for tickets online.

Prince William on the time Diana organised three supermodels to greet him for his birthday Princess Of Wales This post contains videos

Prince William on the time Diana organised three supermodels to greet him for his birthday

It’s part of a new documentary about Britain’s two princes and their mother.

Female BBC journalists write open letter to boss saying he 'can do better' on gender pay-gap

Last week it was revealed that there is a massive discrepancy between the pay of male and female journalists at the British state broadcaster.

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