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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 23 February, 2017

International - Yesterday’s News

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

Digicel to cut workforce by 25% as part of 'global transformation'

It’s part of its 2030 strategy, the company said today.

Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother after attempted morgue break-in

Detectives probing the killing want to question a North Korean diplomat.

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Enda Kenny’s leadership, a death in Cork and diversity on the airwaves had people talking today.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: 'Super 8' gaelic football proposal slammed, Bundee Aki's back and today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: 'Super 8' gaelic football proposal slammed, Bundee Aki's back and today's sport

Plus, a Saudi Arabian goalkeeper with a serious passion for gaelic football.

In major announcement, Nasa confirms seven Earth-like planets have been discovered

“We will never be completely sure” if there’s life there without going to these planets, researchers said.

From The42 As it happened: St Etienne v Manchester United, Europa League, last-32 Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: St Etienne v Manchester United, Europa League, last-32

Jose Mourinho’s side take a commanding lead into this evening’s second leg in France.

Texas hunters who blamed gunshot wounds on illegal immigrants, revealed to have shot each other

The hunters’ claim led to a Facebook post by a Texas Agriculture Commissioner, who wrote the attack was another reason why a wall must be built on the Mexican border.

Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers

The British fighter who died in yesterday’s suicide attack has been informally identified as Jamal al-Harith.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning.

14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex

There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.

Restraining order against Chris Brown after model alleges he punched her and pushed her down stairs

Karrueche Tran says Brown recently sent her threats by text message.

'Hate and fear' by Trump, Duterte and others is bringing the world back to the 1930s, says Amnesty

Amnesty has attacked “the cynical use of ‘us vs. them’ narrative”.

'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling

The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.

International - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species"

The zoo operator held a memorial service for the monkeys at a nearby Buddhist temple to appease their souls.

Right-wing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over 'child abuse' comments

He had earlier been dropped from a major Conservative conference.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport

Elsewhere, a new role for Damien Duff while Dan Carter’s drink-driving has cost dearly.

Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants

Now, illegal immigrants who are suspected of a crime will be a top priority for deportation.

Trump decries bigotry and intolerance during visit to African American museum

Anti-Semitic threats targeting the US Jewish are “horrible” and “painful,” the President said.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

This couple say they are discriminated against because they are straight

The couple want a civil partnership and not a marriage.

From The42 Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns from club over gambling investigation Pie Bet

Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns from club over gambling investigation

Wayne Shaw admitted he knew betting company was offering odds of 8/1 on him eating a pie last night.

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

$40k raised for family of Wicklow man who died in Canada RIP

$40k raised for family of Wicklow man who died in Canada

He was the father of twin sons.

Gas-packed truck speeding wrong way down Barcelona motorway stopped by police gunfire

The Swedish driver of the truck has been arrested.

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian

A video of the shooting was shared widely online.

Another alleged case of rape with police baton increases tensions in Paris

A similar alleged involving a black youth worker has led to sometimes violent protests.

Brexit minister says Britain won't 'bribe eastern states for support'

“It’s not a divorce, it’s a new relationship.”

Media frenzy and armed special forces as Kim Jong-Nam's son reportedly visits body Cold War Kid This post contains videos

Media frenzy and armed special forces as Kim Jong-Nam's son reportedly visits body

North Korea wants Malaysia to hand over the slain man’s body.

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor

McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The plane crashed not long after take-off.

Mornings with Donald Trump: Watching TV news and Tweeting non-stop from his unsecured Android

Famed as an early riser, Donald Trump’s days usually involve Twitter and lots of it.

International - Monday 20 February, 2017

Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport

Local reports say that around five people were on board.

'Spiderman' art thief fined €104 million over one of the biggest art heists in recent years

The fine corresponds to the estimated value of the artworks, which are still missing.

'He's hurting our country': Thousands protest against Trump on US Presidents Day

” I do obey President Trump as our president, but I don’t have to agree with his policies,” said one protester.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Speculation over who will be the next Fine Gael leader, the Tesco strike continues and grieving parents hit out as their son’s killer gets sentenced – It’s the Fix.

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From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Connacht confirm next head coach, Neil Gallagher retires and all today's sport Monday

We'll Leave It There So: Connacht confirm next head coach, Neil Gallagher retires and all today's sport

Plus, tributes paid to the retired Irish footballer Paul McCarthy who died suddenly.

The parallels between Irish and American controversies, in a wild week for politics

Those who say they know what lies ahead – in either country – are either clairvoyant or just plain wrong, writes Larry Donnelly.

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at centre of storm over 'child abuse' comments

He was dropped from the Conservative Political Action Conference, where President Donald Trump is due to speak.

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