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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 24 April, 2017

International - Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Monday

All you need to know on this Monday morning.

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries

The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.

American security monitor killed by landmine in rebel-held east

The death sparked sharp words from Rex Tillerson.

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment.

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

International - Yesterday’s News

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Where did all the fuss about a US president's first 100 days come from?

Franklin D Roosevelt set an example in his first 100 days that has proved a tough act to follow.

From The42 As it happened: Real Madrid v Barcelona, La Liga El Clasico

This Belgian man beat 50 people to become one of Europe's last hermits

The 58-year-old will live in a 350-year-old hermitage built into a cliff above a rural town by himself for a few months.

Trump desperately wants the money to build his wall - and he's pleading with Democrats to get it

The White House is prepared to make concessions to the Democrats in order to get funding for the Mexican border wall.

'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya

Pattaya is home to tens of thousands of sex workers.

North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise

US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.

Pictures: The best images from today's London Marathon

More than 40,000 registered to run the 26.2 mile trek through the UK capital.

Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia

The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK

The Labour leader has an uphill battle to beat Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in June’s snap election.

Actress who played Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days dies aged 56

Erin Moran was a mainstay in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.

A newborn baby pushes a tiny, fascinating Scottish island's population to 105 (we think)

A medieval massacre, a mysterious German artist landlord, and a world-first in renewable energy are just some of the interesting features of the Isle of Eigg.

'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives

Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.

Boyfriend of reality TV star arrested over acid attack in London nightclub

The incident left two people partially blinded and others disfigured.

New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population

Officials are now preparing to launch a trial of a liquid bait which will make the rats infertile.

International - Saturday 22 April, 2017

President Erdoğan: The rags-to-riches champion that Europe hoped would steady Turkey

The rags-to-riches Turkish leader, once backed by the EU and US to bring stability to the region, has been given greater power than any of his predecessors.

Casting a vote in the French election in Ireland? Here's what you need to know

Over 8,000 French citizens are entitled to cast their ballots here.

'Hit me. Bring it on': American Airlines worker suspended after squaring up to passenger Hot Air This post contains videos
Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space Mother Nature This post contains images
From The42 As it happened: Chelsea v Tottenham, FA Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Chelsea v Tottenham, FA Cup semi-final

We went live as Chelsea saw off Tottenham to reach the FA Cup final.

Panic in Paris train station as police arrest man carrying a knife

The incident occurred a day before France’s first round of its presidential election.

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne Alternative For Germany This post contains videos

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne

Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected to mobilise in the city.

Israeli activists taunt Palestinian hunger strikers by having barbecue outside prison

“The idea was to break them, make them hungry,” said a spokesperson for the group.

From The42 Tennis great Nastase investigated for 'racial slur' about Serena's unborn child Under Fire

Tennis great Nastase investigated for 'racial slur' about Serena's unborn child

ITF investigating remarks allegedly made by the two-time Grand Slam winner.

The Sun apologises for Ross Barkley column, says 'there was never any slur intended'

The column by Kelvin MacKenzie compared Barkley to a gorilla.

'We're making whiskey for wine drinkers, not just something to get s**tfaced with'

The firm behind Waterford Distillery has €20 million to spend on getting its product ready for market.

Switzerland is selling legal cannabis that contains potential health benefits but without the high

“With this stuff, I feel the same relaxation as before, but since there is no high, I can still get things done and play with my kids.”

Supercarrier the USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan 'within days'

There had been confusion about the movements of the US Navy carrier.

Ivanka Trump has been absolutely raking it in since her father became president

Despite no longer managing her brand, Trump’s businesses have been filing trademarks left, right, and centre, notably in China.

100 Days of Trump: 'There has been a great betrayal of vulnerable voters'

Politically, the frenetic, unpredictable approach of the Trump administration has engendered one unnecessary nightmare after another, writes Larry Donnelly.

International - Friday 21 April, 2017

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed

The party is believed to have included members of the Qatari royal family.

O'Reilly could get €23m payout from Fox after being ousted over sexual harassment allegations

He has been in the headlines since an 1 April New York Times investigation revealed that he and Fox had covered up allegations of sexual harassment against him for at least 15 years.

Geldof draws ire of Greek Cypriots over concert in Turkish-occupied area

Geldof draws ire of Greek Cypriots over concert in Turkish-occupied area

The event in Famagusta has drawn widespread condemnation from Cyprus’ Greek-speaking community.

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