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International - Friday 21 August, 2015

Couple eat their wedding cake over 60 years (and there’s still some left)

Their children aren’t impressed.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Star to shine for Kerry, Louis didn’t vote for Pedro & all today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Star to shine for Kerry, Louis didn’t vote for Pedro & all today’s sport

Also, Ireland’s Jon Walters could be on the move while Jordan Spieth was left a bit mortified by an over-eager beauty queen.

This could be the oldest message in a bottle ever found

It’s a bottle intended to track sea currents.

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Good news: The world is NOT going to be hit by a giant asteroid

Tales of our planet’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Two teen girls allegedly stabbed their friend 19 times to prove the Slender Man internet meme

The 13-year-olds are being tried as adults and could be jailed for 65 years.

From The42 Know your sport? Prove it in our weekly quiz Fingers On Buzzers

Know your sport? Prove it in our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

‘It’s dirty to kill your own daddy’: France’s far right-wing party is at war

There is no love lost between the Le Pens.

Ten-year-old gets bitten by shark. Goes back in water to save friend

Kaley Szarmack ran back in the water to save a six-year-old girl.

Nelson Mandela’s grandson appears in court on rape charges

Mbuso Mandela, who is 24, is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.

“I was violated in so many ways” – Prep school rape trial sees victim take the stand again

The girl cried as she detailed her encounter with Owen Labrie.

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing

Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.

Should bloggers have to say when they’re being paid to advertise? Damn right they should

It’s happened in the UK. When’s it going to happen here asks Becky Johnston.

‘The Freak’ from TV show ‘Prisoner: Cell Block H’ avoids jail for child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick was found guilty of assaulting a 16-year-old in 1984.

The strange tale of the scuba diver and the underwater drug tunnel

US official: “Drug smugglers will try anything to move their product — even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel.”

Who is Deez Nuts and why is he polling so well in the United States?

It started off as a practical joke, but has since snowballed.

Police seek to speak with man in Ireland jersey after alleged sexual assault on bus

Police say a 17-year-old girl was assaulted on a bus earlier this year.

International - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece

Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.

Man walks into his own funeral after being stuck under rubble for three days

His family thought he had died in a bombing.

Topless women in Times Square are ‘breaking the law’

A special task force has been set up to crack down on the practice.

Santa Claus has filed for bankruptcy

We have 126 days.

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From The42 Leona Maguire becomes first Irish golfer to win the prestigious Mark H. McCormack Medal Top Of The World

Leona Maguire becomes first Irish golfer to win the prestigious Mark H. McCormack Medal

Cavan — and the world’s — best amateur golfer has been acknowledged.

Russell Brand is quitting social media No More Trews This post contains videos

Russell Brand is quitting social media

“The world is going mental.”

Police to recommend that Caitlyn Jenner is charged with manslaughter

Crash investigator plan to recommend the charge after last February’s fatal crash.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: New Leinster captain, tributes for Johnny Lyons and today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: New Leinster captain, tributes for Johnny Lyons and today’s sport

We’ve also got Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank and two big Premier League signings from La Liga too.

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Kiwi building boss in Irish ‘racism’ storm apologises if comments were ‘misinterpreted’

Blaming poor work on contractors, he had said some may have “gone back to Ireland”.

Why is this man on the brink of one of the greatest upsets in political history?

Jeremy Corbyn’s success may lie in the fact that he is quite simply different, writes Neale Richmond.

Poles give blood rather than strike in the UK

“They don’t want to be second-class citizens.”

PHOTOS: Banksy’s take on ‘the happiest place on earth’ Dismaland This post contains images

PHOTOS: Banksy’s take on ‘the happiest place on earth’

The bemusement park is opening this weekend.

From The42 ‘99% of our athletes are clean’ Claim

‘99% of our athletes are clean’

28 track and field athletes were suspended by the IAAF last week after samples from the 2005 and 2007 world championships were retested.

Cliff Richard sings for his friend as Cilla Black is laid to rest in Liverpool

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Liverpool later today.

Prep school rape trial hears details of “Senior Salute” on campus rooftop

Owen Labrie is accused of raping a 15-year-old as part of a school tradition.

From Business ETC Two radio hosts have outed a husband’s Ashley Madison account live on air Open Secret

Two radio hosts have outed a husband’s Ashley Madison account live on air

The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.

Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods

Authorities said today it is “unlikely” the attack was carried out by international terrorists.

“I care even more about him now” – The woman who loves Norway’s mass murderer

“Victoria”, a young Swedish woman in her 20s, says she thinks of him as an ‘old friend’

This photographer’s incredible photo of a refugee family has gone viral

He spoke to us about the image.

International - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Prison U-turn: Oscar Pistorius is staying in jail for now

The Olympian was scheduled to be released on Friday.

Policeman shot dead near site of massacre where three Irish people were killed

Dozens of people were murdered in the June attack.