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International - Today’s News

I expect Blatter to win the election, but it’s the beginning of the end – John Delaney

The under-pressure Fifa boss, however, is adamant that only HE can clean up the world’s most popular sport.

“The Rohingya people are seen as a group to be eliminated”

The Rohingya people are languishing at sea because any possibility they had of a meaningful existence in Myanmar has been eradicated.

This woman has just been made to hand over €2 billion to her daughter

Gina Rinehart was ranked the 37th most powerful woman in the world this week by Forbes magazine.

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International - Yesterday’s News

Watch: 200 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne off Libyan coast

The Defence Forces have released dramatic video of the rescue operation. The migrants were part of a flotilla of five makeshift inflatable vessels attempting to cross to Europe.

It’s 30 degrees in Boston, but there are still massive piles of filthy snow on the ground

“We’re finding crazy stuff: bicycles, orange cones, half a $5 bill.”

A mankini ban has been great for one small seaside town

“You couldn’t walk the streets on a Saturday without seeing someone wearing a mankini or what have you.”

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This woman just met the man who took her brother’s face

Joshua Aversano’s entire face was donated to Richard Lee Norris for transplant after Aversano died in a car accident.

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

Released photo shows prisoner dressed as prey between police officers with shotguns

The photo dates from a decade ago, but will do little to ease racial tensions in the US.

Sepp Blatter: ‘There is no place for corruption of any kind in football’

UEFA leaders want to postpone the Fifa elections for at least six months amid the current chaos.

‘An irreplaceable legend’ – friends pay tribute to U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan RIP

‘An irreplaceable legend’ – friends pay tribute to U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan

The 68-year-old passed away suddenly yesterday in Los Angeles.

David Cameron’s 48-hour charm offensive

If it’s Thursday, it must be Paris…

Barman sentenced after man drinks 56 shots and dies

The customer broke the in-house shots record at a bar in the central French town of Clermont-Ferrand.

The US military accidentally shipped live anthrax around the country

The Pentagon and health officials said the incident posed no threat to public health.

Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out

Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa have all told Fifa to clean up its act.

Japanese fishermen are going to keep on killing dolphins

Dolphins that are captured alive can fetch more than €7,000.

International - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

“Airport or movie theatre” – Read the chilling diary of the ‘Batman’ cinema killer

“Serial murder: Too personal, too much evidence, easily caught, few kills.”

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

Heading to Spain on holiday? You might want to re-check your dates…

… because there’s a Spanish Air Traffic Controllers’ strike on the way.

Plane drops 13,000ft after losing power in both engines

The pilots were able to land the flight safely.

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

Poll: Is Khloe Kardashian’s latest selfie offensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Khloe Kardashian’s latest selfie offensive?

The internet can’t make up its mind about the photo, taken yesterday in Dubai.

From The42 Uefa calls for Fifa’s presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm Controversy

Uefa calls for Fifa’s presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm

European football’s governing body says today’s events are evidence that corruption is ‘deeply rooted’ in Fifa’s culture.

Galway girl receives response to a shoebox she sent away… to Armenia… in 1999…

Claire Fahy had completely forgotten about her charitable act… until now.

Nepal earthquake survivor: ‘More than anything now, the women need safety’

One month on, a survivor of the Nepalese earthquake talks about the conditions in the camps and the dangers faced by displaced women and girls.

From The42 Heysel and the death of English hooliganism Looking Back

Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the day 39 people died when a wall collapsed after Liverpool fans charged their Juventus counterparts.

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials Dawn Raids This post contains videos

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

Tony Blair has resigned from his job in the Middle East

The former British Prime Minister was appointed to the post in 2007.

From Business ETC Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base Watch And Listen

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say According To Liz This post contains videos

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

Ireland’s Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe’s Catholic heart

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

The Vatican thinks the referendum result is “a defeat for humanity”

The comments were made by Cardinal Parolin, the top diplomat in the Vatican – second only to Pope Francis himself.

International - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

After four long months, the government is set to FINALLY sell its stake in Aer Lingus

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe officially announced the sale’s approval at a press conference this evening.

16 now dead, and 40 missing, as extreme flooding continues to batter US-Mexico border US

16 now dead, and 40 missing, as extreme flooding continues to batter US-Mexico border

In Texas, 12 people were reported missing after the holiday home they were staying in was swept away by rushing floodwaters.

Earthquake strikes in Wales (and shakes Ireland a tiny bit)
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From The42 ‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down Top Brass

‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down

The head of the FAI won’t be voting for the current Fifa president and believes his ‘good friend’ Michel Platini is the right man for the job.

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