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International - Today’s News

More than 1,000 migrants have tried to pass through the Channel tunnel in 48 hours

The migrant crisis has seen desperate attempts by individuals trying to reach the UK.

Palestinian toddler burned to death in ‘settler’ arson attack

The attack happened yesterday and also critically wounded the toddler’s parents and brother.

Heard of this African version of Sex and the City? It’s pretty glamorous

The web series stars five ambitious women settling back in their native Ghana after living abroad.

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Who’s bad? Michael Jackson fans are fighting among themselves for control of a shrine

The conflict has been described locally as a “guerrilla war fuelled by a lot of prosecco”.

A country full of AK-47s is banning toy guns

Almost two hundred children have been injured by toys guns.

Here’s how to find your iPhone if it falls from a plane

More a case of “when” rather than “if”, really.

Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around

The Air India flight to Milan was forced to return to New Delhi.

‘Anti-homeless’ spikes turned into bed and mini-library Defensive Architecture This post contains images

‘Anti-homeless’ spikes turned into bed and mini-library

What do you think about the idea?

Plane that ‘belongs to Bin Laden family’ crashes killing four people

It is being reported that Osama bin Laden’s sister and step mother are among those killed.

San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels Fizzy Pop Fightback This post contains a poll

San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels

It has also banned advertising sugary drinks on city property, like billboards.

Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has died aged 61 RIP

Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has died aged 61

“He was one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known.”

International - Yesterday’s News

US moves to curb trophy hunting after Cecil’s death

The lion’s killing has led to a public outcry.

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Mark Zuckerberg has written a lovely letter about his wife’s miscarriages

He announced that his wife Priscilla is pregnant.

From The42 Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz Test Your Knowledge

Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz

Have you been paying attention over the past seven days?

“This is big news”: 100% success for Ebola vaccine trial

The vaccine provided 100% protection in a Guinea field trial.

Washed up wing debris confirmed as Boeing 777, the same plane as missing MH370

It’s looking more and more like the debris is from the doomed airliner.

Officer pleads not guilty to murder after shooting black man during traffic stop Ohio This post contains videos

Officer pleads not guilty to murder after shooting black man during traffic stop

Video footage shows the officer shooting the 43 year old in the head and then telling colleagues he thought he would be dragged by the man’s car.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has something to say to the man who shot Cecil

Zimbabwe has called for dentist Walter Palmer to be extradited from the United States.

From Business ETC Facebook’s solar-powered laser drone masterplan is starting to take shape From Above This post contains videos

Facebook’s solar-powered laser drone masterplan is starting to take shape

The drones will beam down internet from 90,000 feet.

Poll: Would you vote for Donald Trump? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Donald Trump?

A lot of Americans seem to be leaning that way.

A surfer has punched an attacking shark in “a Mick Fanning replay”

It happened near a popular tourist spot north of Sydney, near where a bodyboarder was mauled earlier this month.

Palestinian baby killed in fire started by Israeli settlers at his home

The child’s parents and older brother were severely injured in the blaze.

International - Thursday 30 July, 2015

English teenager plotted to bomb former college and massacre ex-classmates

Liam Lyburd was arrested with a ‘kill bag’ full of bombs and ammunition.

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This is really happening – Donald Trump is killing it at the polls

The brash tycoon is polling almost 10% better than his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination.

Ireland’s railways could be the next up for privatisation…

The government is reportedly coming under pressure from the Union’s competition branch to put our rail services out to international tender.

Need to get up-to-speed on the Labour leadership battle? This hilarious Twitter account is your way in…

“Why does Karl Marx hate Earl Grey?” “Because the hereditary elite is anathema to a fair society.”

From Business ETC An Uber for helicopters? It’s happening, thanks to U2′s former travel booker Fly Gotham

An Uber for helicopters? It’s happening, thanks to U2′s former travel booker

Want to fly from your New York hotel to the airport for around $200? There’s an app for that.

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MH370 search: Debris found on remote island is from a Boeing 777

A bag was also found washed up on the beach.

From Business ETC Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency Eurozone

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency

His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.

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