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International - Today’s News

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event

He was due to chair a panel on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults on 24 August.

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'I escaped hell': Lorry driver describes narrow escape as rescue efforts continue in Genoa

The Italian government has said that the tragedy “could have been avoided”.

Over 200 US news organisations launch #EnemyOfNone campaign against Trump

The newspapers will have editorials about the importance of an independent media and a social media hashtag #EnemyOfNone.

'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'

David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.

The European demand for avocados has African farmers planting overtime

Kenyan farmers say that managing avocados is easier than coffee.

International - Yesterday’s News

New section of the Berlin Wall discovered by accident

It’s the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.

Three children aged 8, 12 and 13 among 39 dead in Italy bridge collapse tragedy

The tragedy has focused anger on the structural problems that have dogged the decades old Morandi bridge.

Boy (2) who was missing in Japanese woods for three days rescued unharmed

It is believed the boy may have drank river water to survive his ordeal.

Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say

Manmade global warming and a natural change in the Earth’s temperature will join forces over the coming years, the study suggested.

London terror suspect remains in custody as UK police search three homes

Specialist terror police have also been deployed in London.

Web Summit founder withdraws invite for far-right leader Marine Le Pen to 2018 event

Paddy Cosgrave had earlier defended the decision to host Le Pen at the November event.

Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones

It comes a week after Twitter said it would not follow other social media companies in banning Jones from its platform.

Death toll following Genoa bridge collapse reaches 38

The Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city yesterday

Vermont woman moves step closer to becoming first transgender governor in US

Christine Hallquist has won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont.

Stolen 12th century Buddha statue to be returned to India after 57 years

The Buddha is one of 14 statues stolen in 1961 from a museum in India.

Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection

Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.

Australian senator widely condemned for calling for 'final solution' to immigration

He also sparked widespread opposition by calling for a ban on Muslim migrants.

Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips

The flaw could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips.

International - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report

The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.

From The42 Disappointment for Celtic as Rodgers' men dumped out of Champions League Gone Gone Gone

Disappointment for Celtic as Rodgers' men dumped out of Champions League

Scott Sinclair headed in late on, but it was not enough to save Celtic in Athens.

From The42 'This is disgusting': Italy defender issues plea after narrowly avoiding Genoa bridge tragedy Genoa

'This is disgusting': Italy defender issues plea after narrowly avoiding Genoa bridge tragedy

Domenico Criscito was on the Ponte Morandi Bridge bridge with his family 10 minutes before it collapsed.

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Dutch town overrun with deer plan to use lion manure to scare them off

Zandvoort has over the past decade been invaded by thousands of the boisterous bucks.

Israel to host Eurovision after public broadcaster resolves funding row hours before deadline

The country in May won the right to host next year’s Eurovision when Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the 2018 contest.

Terror attack remains 'highly likely' after 'shocking' incident outside Westminster

A car was driven into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London today.

'Immense tragedy' - At least 30 dead after large section of motorway bridge collapses in Italy

The incident happened near the port city of Genoa in the northwest of the country.

Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries

The 141 migrants on board will be distributed among France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests

Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.

Donald Trump hits back at former aide over claims he used racial slur on 'The Apprentice' set

A new book by former Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman claims recordings exist of Trump using the N-word.

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.

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Explainer: Why has Jeremy Corbyn attracted controversy for attending a wreath-laying ceremony?

The Labour leader has been accused of antisemitism after images emerged of him attending the ceremony in 2014.

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

International - Monday 13 August, 2018

Disney faces backlash after casting straight actor in gay role

Comedian Jack Whitehall has been cast in the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise.

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