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International - Today’s News

Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family

Analysis by The Guardian has shown that millions have been allocated in aide to these organisations – despite EU and US sanctions.

Islamic State mass graves reveal thousands of dead bodies and extent of horror

As IS territory shrinks the grim process of recovering the dead can begin.

From The42 Lowry misses out as Darren Clarke reveals his captain's picks for Ryder Cup Wildcards

Lowry misses out as Darren Clarke reveals his captain's picks for Ryder Cup

Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters make up Europe’s 12-man team.

Pat Hickey has been released from a Brazilian prison Rio

Pat Hickey has been released from a Brazilian prison

He was driven from Bangu Prison in a blacked-out car.

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Tim Cook: 'Apple is the largest taxpayer in Ireland'

The company has pledged to keep investing here despite a scathing European Commission ruling.

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel

The attack was claimed by Shabaab jihadists.

I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner

“It is possible that public opinion will tip if the economic situation in the wake of the Brexit vote worsens,” said Guenther Oettinger.

EU orders Ireland to recover €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has vowed to appeal the ruling, pending Cabinet approval.

India's tourism minister has advised female tourists not to wear skirts - for their own safety

With India gripped by a rape epidemic, Mahesh Sharma, from the ruling right-wing Hindu national BJP, said tourists should not wear dresses or skirts.

A second victim of the Australia hostel stabbing attacks has died

Tom Jackson, who died from injuries sustained in the attack, was called a hero for his selfless attempts to help a fellow Briton.

International - Yesterday’s News

Hillary Clinton's top aide announces divorce after husband's 'sexting' affair

Huma Abedin’s husband sent shirtless photos of himself to another woman while his four-year-old son slept by his side.

Pilots charged in UK over drinking as they prepared to fly to USA

They were arrested on Saturday at Glasgow Airport.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Cavan family found dead, 60 killed in Yemen bombing, and the O’Donovan brothers’ return.

Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka, dies aged 83 RIP

Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka, dies aged 83

His family announced his death today.

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Ireland has given over half a billion in international aid over the past year

A total of €647.51 million was allocated to international development causes in 2015.

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Irish star's Premier League move, O'Donovans' homecoming and all today's sport Monday

We'll Leave it There So: Irish star's Premier League move, O'Donovans' homecoming and all today's sport

Plus, Alan Shearer has called on Wayne Rooney to retire from England duty.

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours

Staff at St Raphael’s, Youghal, Co Cork, said there was a lack of staff available at that time to assist the resident out of bed.

The EU has shrugged off claims that free-trade talks with the US have 'de facto failed'

The controversial TTIP proposal has been three years in the making.

Over 300 wild Norwegian reindeer killed by lightning

Norwegian authorities have yet to decide what to do with the animals.

From The42 Marouane Fellaini helped distressed fan who was crushed against advertising hoarding Helping Hand

Marouane Fellaini helped distressed fan who was crushed against advertising hoarding

There were some chaotic scenes after Marcus Rashford scored a last-gasp winner for Manchester United at Hull on Saturday.

Crime lab deliberately targeted in Brussels attack

No motivation or suspects have been identified.

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes

The EU is to rule this week that Apple got a special tax deal in Ireland over a period spanning from 1991 to 2007.

At least 60 have been killed in a suicide bomb in Yemen

Attacks in Aden are often claimed by jihadists from either Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State group, which have both taken advantage of the chaos in Yemen to make gains in southern and southeastern regions.

Man allegedly put acid in Sydney gay nightclub lubricant

New South Wales police confirmed a man was arrested and charged.

Half-century-long war in Colombia comes to an end as historic ceasefire takes hold

Rebels and government forces have both agreed to the ceasefire, which began at midnight last night.

'Loud noises' spark utter panic at LA airport, person in Zorro costume detained

A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired.

International - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Pilots arrested in Glasgow on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol

Concerns were raised about the two men ahead of their 8am flight yesterday.

'I should have used both hands': German minister defends giving neo-Nazi protesters the finger

Gabriel was accosted earlier this month by a group of masked protesters holding banners bearing the slogan “Traitor”.

US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart

The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.

Irishman Kevin Mallon released from Rio jail after three weeks

Mallon had been at Rio’s Bangu prison along with former OCI President Pat Hickey.

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Pictures: The Burning Man festival is host to some truly incredible works of art

The annual counterculture festival in the heart of the Nevada desert sees some mind-boggling works of art created – and then burnt down.

Your crash course in... Norwegian Air's Irish problem

Why has this story been stuck at the departure gate for so long?

Ordinary Russians have all had their hot water shut off in an annual 'ritual shutdown'

From Vladivostok on the Pacific coast to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad, millions of residents are forced each year to shiver through icy showers.

Theresa May is looking to make Brexit happen without a Commons vote

UK reports say the British PM is committed to getting the UK out of the EU.

This cruise ship is taking 1,000 super rich passengers on a controversial journey To Boldly Go This post contains videos

This cruise ship is taking 1,000 super rich passengers on a controversial journey

Global warming means that cruising the Northwest Passage is now a reality.

Donald Trump politicises the shooting dead of the cousin of an NBA basketball star

Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Dwyane Wade was shot dead in Chicago.

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