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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out

The native way of life has been wiped out in parts of the Amazon.

Swimmers defy shark ban and form human chain to save 200 whales

The pod was trying to access the area where 416 pilot whales were stranded overnight.

Trump wants it gone but 12.2 million people have signed up for Obamacare in 2017

Trump has vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

International - Friday 10 February, 2017

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos

We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport

Plus, Gareth Bale looks set to be fit for Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland in March.

Experts say Donald Trump has "come to his senses" after friendly phone call with China

The US President has reaffirmed his country’s ‘One China’ policy.

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From The42 Liverpool FC ban The Sun's reporters from club over infamous Hillsborough coverage Punishment

Liverpool FC ban The Sun's reporters from club over infamous Hillsborough coverage

The Premier League side have punished the paper following the notorious ‘The Truth’ story in the wake of the 1989 disaster.

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From The42 Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned Drugs

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned

800m winner Maria Savinova has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

From The42 Football fans have long thought Beckham was a bit of a fraud; this week it felt like everyone else caught up Becks Appeal

Football fans have long thought Beckham was a bit of a fraud; this week it felt like everyone else caught up

Tommy Martin on David Beckham’s obsessive cultivation of his public image.

Kellyanne Conway facing probe after promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion line on live TV

“I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online,” Conway said.

Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden

Fredrik Onnevall was filming a documentary when he met the 15-year-old boy in Greece.

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

Hope is fading for the around 100 whales still alive on the beach.

International - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'See you in court!' - US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

The US president’s controversial ban was suspended by a federal judge last week.

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert

It’s thought the cave, one of 12 above the Dead Sea, was looted in the 1950s.

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail links as references

A spokesperson for the Daily Mail said it had “banned all its journalists from using Wikipedia as a sole source in 2014 because of its unreliability”.

The Eiffel Tower is to get a glass security wall in response to France's terror threat

The wall, which will cover two sides of the tower, is to be made from bulletproof glass.

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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The garda whistleblower controversy continues, the science behind Irish traveller ethnicity and restaurant closures – it’s the Evening Fix.

Two Irishmen charged with gun offences in Amsterdam today

Of the four men who were arrested Sunday, one man has been charged with attempted manslaughter.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, Ireland drop in Fifa rankings and today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, Ireland drop in Fifa rankings and today's sport

Miss any of today’s sport? Catch up right here.

Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours

45-year-old Daniel Miller escaped with his life after the excavator he was driving pinned him almost beneath the surface of a waterlogged dam for five hours.

Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General

Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.

Tributes paid to three Irish people who died in UK house fire

A woman and two men, all aged in their 60s and 70s, died as a result of the fire.

These are the reasons why KBC has decided not to leave Ireland

The bank also announced it will have a new focus on small business lending.

Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'

Several people were injured but there was no radiation leak at the plant in Flamanville.

China police rescue 32 trafficked Vietnamese brides

Farmers see “buying” a woman from abroad as cheaper than paying a dowry for a Chinese bride.

Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes

First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower, with Trump planning to make regular visits.

'I will put a round in you, sir': Armed men walk into US police station to 'lodge complaint' Open Carry This post contains videos

'I will put a round in you, sir': Armed men walk into US police station to 'lodge complaint'

The men, who are open carry advocates, were attempting to test whether officers would honour their legal right to carry guns.

From The42 'For a week we didn't have money': Liverpool's Lovren on his harrowing past as a child refugee Brave This post contains videos

'For a week we didn't have money': Liverpool's Lovren on his harrowing past as a child refugee

The defender has told his story to Liverpool’s in-house TV station.

International - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Trump attacks 'terrible' Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line

After Trump’s criticism, Nordstrom stock grew by nearly a percentage point.

Putin's main rival given suspended sentence - now he can't run against the president in the 2018 election

Alexei Navalny was today convicted of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence.

From The42 Katie Taylor beaten to the punch as top US Olympic star handed historic opportunity Landmark

Katie Taylor beaten to the punch as top US Olympic star handed historic opportunity

Rio gold medallist Claressa Shields will become the first woman to headline a premium cable card.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

New whistleblower allegations, and job losses at Hewlett Packard had people talking today – it’s the Fix.

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Schmidt set to show faith, Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview and all today's sport Wednesday
From The42 Schmidt unlikely to ring the changes for Italy trip but Ryan could get recall Munster Man

Schmidt unlikely to ring the changes for Italy trip but Ryan could get recall

Ireland travel to Rome to take on the Italians in round two of the Six Nations.

Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies

The feature, which will be initially launched in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia, is a continuation of the site’s ‘safety check’ application.

Disgraced TV star Rolf Harris cleared of further sex offences

Harris has previously been found guilty on sex charges.

Madonna felt "compelled" to adopt twins from Malawi orphanage

Some activists have criticised her for allegedly bending the rules.

Iranian baby who was temporarily banned from US arrives at hospital for heart surgery

The family’s tourist visa had been cancelled after Trump’s executive order.

Monk caught with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills

The Buddhist monk had been hiding the drugs in his monastery, police said.

'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban

During a hearing yesterday, government lawyers argued that Trump’s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns.