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International - Today’s News

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International - Monday 16 February, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Stunning win for Ireland’s cricketers, ROG’s Late Late faux pas and all today’s sport Monday

We’ll Leave It There So: Stunning win for Ireland’s cricketers, ROG’s Late Late faux pas and all today’s sport

In addition, Ireland international Andy Keogh has been arrested while DJ Carey’s IT Carlow have been thrown out of the Fitzgibbon Cup.

A scorpion sneaked onto a US flight and stung a passenger

The flight was then delayed for an hour while flight attendants made sure there were no other stowaways in the cabin.

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain

Giving up could help reverse the problem, researchers have found.

From Business ETC Irish banks ‘targeted’ in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions Hacked

Irish banks ‘targeted’ in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions

Banks across the world were allegedly hacked over a two-year period.

Former prostitutes drop case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

They had delivered dramatic testimony during the pimping trial of the former IMF boss.

“They belong in Denmark” – Jews urged not to move to Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu called on European Jews to return home after the weekend attacks.

Greece is two weeks away from running out of money – and returns to talks today

In the worst case scenario, a chaotic “Grexit” could jeopardise the whole euro project.

‘One of the biggest scandals of our age’: MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse

Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?

From Business ETC Tesco is poised to lose its spot as Ireland’s top supermarket chain Fading Empire

Tesco is poised to lose its spot as Ireland’s top supermarket chain

The company is reportedly going to cut thousands of UK staff under a cost-cutting drive.

‘You guys used to be slaves’: Police investigate ‘racist’ video filmed on London Tube

A woman has now come forward to speak to police about the incident.

From Business ETC Enjoy the cheap petrol while you can because oil prices have probably bottomed out Filling Time

Enjoy the cheap petrol while you can because oil prices have probably bottomed out

Here’s why the price of the commodity is heading up again…

Egypt bombs ISIS after video shows beheading of 21 Christians

“We affirm that avenging Egyptian blood and retaliating against killers is a duty we must carry out.”

International - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From Business ETC Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic The Big Idea

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

Who are the likely candidates in 2016 US Presidential election?

With 20 months to go, expect the hype machine to kick up a notch soon.

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 Willie Walsh’s sales pitch, D-Day for Greece and Swissleaks.

Baker who makes the best baguette in France is furious about being told he can’t work on Sundays

He is obliged to shut his shop for at least one day a week – but he’s not happy about it.

“Bullets went through the doors and everyone threw themselves to the floor”

Yesterday, a gunman sprayed bullets at a cultural centre where a controversial cartoonist was speaking.

The billionaire who turned Nutella into a phenomenon has died

He was also responsible for Ferrero Rocher.

German carnival parade cancelled over threat of Islamist attack

A tip from security sources led to the cancellation.

PICS: A LOT of snow has fallen on Boston

And people are getting a bit sick of it.

Ukraine ceasefire began at midnight – but two civilians have already been killed

An elderly man and woman were killed in Popasna.

Young Turkish woman murdered and burnt in an apparent attempted rape

The body of the 20-year-old was found in a riverbed.

International - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Danish police search for gunman after man killed in ‘likely terror attack’

The police said the victim was a 40-year-old man.

From The42 As it happened: Crystal Palace v Liverpool, FA Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Crystal Palace v Liverpool, FA Cup

We were at Selhurst Park to see if the hosts could cause a shock and make it through to the quarter-finals.

Over 700 artists announce a ‘cultural boycott’ of Israel

They say they will not accept invitations to Israel, or funding from institutions linked to its government.

Thousands flock to funeral of Muslim shooting victims

A potential motive was a dispute over parking spaces.

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One dead, dozens injured in 40-car UK motorway pile-up M40

One dead, dozens injured in 40-car UK motorway pile-up

The incident occurred at around 8am this morning.

Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base

Up to 25 IS fighters attacked the US base using suicide bombers and gunmen.

“We’re trying to keep the rest alive”: 100 whales die on New Zealand beach

There are fears that another 90 whales will suffer the same fate.

Canadian police foil duo’s plan for deadly Valentine’s Day shooting spree

It is not thought to be terror related.

Hate Valentine’s Day? Not as much as these killjoys…

“Public smooching is terrorism”

Why doesn’t McDonald’s deliver?

Why doesn’t McDonald’s deliver?

And will it?

From The42 ‘I eat three whole chickens a day!’ Rihanna’s ex-bodyguard is coming to wrestle in Ireland next week Interview

‘I eat three whole chickens a day!’ Rihanna’s ex-bodyguard is coming to wrestle in Ireland next week

Tiny Iron tells The42 about accusations of doping, his upcoming appearance at Over the Top wrestling and watching the London riots from his bedroom window.

You can now walk around someone’s mind with an Xbox controller

Turns out actually getting inside someone else’s head is a bit weird

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

International - Friday 13 February, 2015

There’ll be no charging of your mobile when you’re working for Ryanair

The conditions of employment at the airline are ‘observed to be an area of concern’ according to a new pilots’ survey.