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International - Today’s News

Plane crashes in Iran, killing all 66 people on board

The plane was flying from Tehran to the southern city of Yasuj.

Sitdown Sunday: The billionaires prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Husband of murdered MP Jo Cox quits charities over sexual harassment claims

Brendan Cox has apologised for his “inappropriate” behaviour.

Irish men to drive from Mayo to Mongolia to raise money for the homeless

They’ll set off on the adventure on 7 July.

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Why North African countries that don't always got along will be brought together... by couscous

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

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International - Yesterday’s News

How many pubs does Cork have? It's week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average rent in Dublin?

13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico at 11.39pm Irish time last night.

No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory

It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.

From The42 As it happened: Huddersfield v Manchester United, FA Cup 5th round Liveblog

As it happened: Huddersfield v Manchester United, FA Cup 5th round

Follow all the action as Manchester United travel to the Kirklees Stadium in a bid to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes southwest Britain

The earthquake struck at 2.31pm near Swansea, Wales.

Russian Foreign Minister dismisses US election meddling probe as 'blabber'

“So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber.”

'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens Brexit This post contains videos

'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens

She called for a “deep and special partnership” to be maintained between the UK and the European Union post-Brexit.

Scores of monkeys are wrongly being killed in Rio in a yellow fever panic

Mosquitoes are actually, in fact, those who transmit the yellow fever virus, not monkeys.

From The42 'Liam was extraordinary - one of the greatest talents that played for us in the last 20 years' Great Dane

'Liam was extraordinary - one of the greatest talents that played for us in the last 20 years'

As a youngster at Celtic, the late Liam Miller was sent to Danish club FC Aarhus for a brief but memorable loan spell. They’ve never forgotten him.

France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family

The family fled to Paris from Germany in 1938 and were forced to sell the 16th painting.

International - Friday 16 February, 2018

Donald and Melania Trump travel in separate cars amid affair claims from Playboy model On His Tobler This post contains videos

Donald and Melania Trump travel in separate cars amid affair claims from Playboy model

The couple will travel together on board Air Force One to Florida.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Government launches Ireland 2040 plan, Joanne Lee murder and Russians indicted over US meddling.

From The42 Four West Brom players apologise after allegedly stealing a taxi in Barcelona and driving it to McDonald's Misbehaving

Four West Brom players apologise after allegedly stealing a taxi in Barcelona and driving it to McDonald's

The Baggies are investigating the incident, which took place this week during a training camp in Spain.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

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Oxfam Ireland to take the lead as global charity looks to remove 'stain' of sex scandal

The charity is looking to rebuild its global reputation after the recent scandal.

'Died a hero', 'smiled all the time', 'brilliant and witty': The 17 victims of the Florida shooting

Tributes have been paid to each of the 17 victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting.

Robber shot by police after holding up bank near the Champs-Elysee

The police said he had a history of armed robbery.

From The42 After 64 days at sea ex-Connacht and Leinster lock Browne completes epic row across Atlantic Terra Firma

After 64 days at sea ex-Connacht and Leinster lock Browne completes epic row across Atlantic

‘Without a doubt this is the toughest challenge I have ever taken on,’ said Browne after embracing his parents, brother and sister in Antigua.

Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first recorded case

A combination of medicines and hormones was able to induce lactation, and the baby’s growth and feeding habits were all normal.

'It was maybe 30 minutes, but it felt like 3 hours': Irish family caught up in Florida attack

A classmate of Adelina Hurley’s was killed in the mass shooting.

Steve Bannon 'answered every question' in 20-hour interrogation on Trump-Russia links

Bannon, meanwhile, risked contempt by not answering questions from a House intelligence committee.

Ex-teacher accused of paying students to help make bombs

His brother has also been accused of stockpiling explosive materials.

Australia deputy PM at centre of affair scandal slams prime minister as 'inept'

There have been calls from the opposition for Barnaby Joyce to step down.

FBI received tip off before Florida shooting but failed to stop teen from killing 17

Nikolas Cruz has admitted to shooting dead 17 people at his former school.

International - Thursday 15 February, 2018

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

For school gun massacre survivors, fear and grief takes hold

Survivors have described the moment they heard the first shots ring out.

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee

The final decision will be taken on 22 March at an EU summit.

McDonald: 'Three language acts were included in draft DUP deal, but no agreement on marriage equality'

DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday said that talks between her party and Sinn Féin had failed on the issue of the Irish language.

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Guantanamo 'prepared' for new inmates: US admiral

Obama had tried to shut down the detention centre.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines this Thursday.

From The42 Steve Kerr: 'It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death' Shooting

Steve Kerr: 'It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death'

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has spoken out about the Florida shooting.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador in wake of sex scandal

A statement said he was “deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality”.

The weapon allegedly used in deadly Florida shooting is known as 'America's rifle'

The AR-15 is a ‘modern sporting rifle’ and versions of it are legal in all 50 states.

From prison to the rich list: Who is South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?

Nelson Mandela once described Ramaphosa as one of the most gifted leaders of the “new generation” of anti-apartheid campaigners.

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