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International - Today’s News

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Police shoot knife-wielding man at Amsterdam Airport

Police say the situation is now secure.

UK watchdog says vaginal mesh to treat prolapse should be banned

Procedures using vaginal mesh implants have been carried out on women in Ireland since the late 90s and are still performed today.

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

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'He was crying because he was so cold, so miserable': TD cries as she tells story of young homeless man

TDs spent their last morning in the Dáil before the Christmas break discussing the homeless crisis.

'I'm naked. Do you want to see?': Dustin Hoffman accused of exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl

Two other women said Hoffman assaulted them on 1987 movie Ishtar by inserting his fingers inside them.

Can admiration for Man City overcome distaste about Abu Dhabi?

Tommy Martin wonders if you can separate what Pep’s side do on the pitch from how they’re funded off it.

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions

In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.

International - Yesterday’s News

US regulator votes to scrap net neutrality rules

Campaigners say the repeal will make the internet less free and open.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Leader of the British far-right group that Trump retweeted has been arrested

The US President retweeted a message from Britain First’s deputy leader last month.

Varadkar says he has 'absolute confidence and trust' in British government

The Taoiseach is at a two-day European Council

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Get a few missed calls from a French number? Don't ring back - it's a scam

A spate of calls from French numbers has been reported today.

Walt Disney Company makes deal to buy 21st Century Fox for €44.3 billion

21st Century Fox’s television stations and Fox News channel will be spun off before the sale.

Nelson Mandela family 'dismayed' by €18m funeral corruption claims

Mandela died on 5 December 2013 aged 95.

Three women accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape

The 60-year-old hip-hop legend denied the rape accusations, which date back to 1988.

Bermuda bans same-sex marriage - just months after legalising it

The legislation marks an unusual turnabout after a Supreme Court justice ruled to allow gay marriage in May.

'You're fired': Former Apprentice contestant Omarosa ousted from White House job

Some news reports said she was forcibly escorted from the premises.

'He threatened to kill me': Salma Hayek alleges years of harassment from 'monster' Harvey Weinstein

She said Weinstein told her “I will kill you. Don’t think I can’t.”

From The42 'I want to continue making history in this sport. I want all the belts' Form A Queue

'I want to continue making history in this sport. I want all the belts'

Katie Taylor has set her sights on her fellow lightweight beltholders as a defining 2018 beckons.

International - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From The42 History makers! Manchester City set new Premier League record with 15th successive win Pep In His Step

History makers! Manchester City set new Premier League record with 15th successive win

The league leaders thrashed Swansea 4-0 tonight.

Theresa May suffers big defeat on Brexit, with own MPs rebelling against her

The defeat means MPs will have a final vote on any deal before the UK leaves the EU.

Surgeon pleads guilty to assault after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants

The surgeon used a medical instrument called an argon beam coagulator to burn his initials into their livers.

Trump: 'I was right' that Moore could not win Alabama race

It’s the first time in 25 years that a Democratic senator has represented Alabama.

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Baby girl born with heart outside her chest survives three surgeries

Baby Vanellope is thought to be the first baby in the UK to survive corrective surgery for the rare condition.

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay Life On Mars This post contains videos

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay

Nasa scientists say that examining the way the island sprung up could shed light on if there’s any life on Mars.

Egyptian singer sentenced to two years in prison for 'inciting debauchery' in music video

“Singer Shyma presents a lesson in depravity to youths,” a local newspaper said.

Appeal after baby's ashes stolen in Belfast burglary

There was also a case of a child’s ashes being stolen in London earlier this week.

'Regrettable': US military apologises after helicopter window falls on Japanese school

The US military said it was taking the incident “extremely seriously”.

From The42 Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication Salbutamol

Chris Froome failed drug test during La Vuelta with twice the permitted level of asthma medication

Team Sky are challenging the result of the test carried out on the dominant cyclist in September.

Two people (20s) charged with murder of three children in Manchester house fire

Seven people were in the house at the time of the fire on Monday.

New York bombing accused posted to Donald Trump's Facebook before attack

No one but the bomber was seriously injured in Monday’s attack.

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote Sad

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote

Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win Alabama in a quarter of a century.

International - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones

Polls are scheduled to close at 7pm (1am Irish time) across Alabama, with three million voters called to cast ballots.

Judge sets aside €14,000 judgement against Donald Trump over planned Doonbeg barrier

Judge Durcan said that Lennon’s vexatious claim “was an attempt to attract publicity”.

Trump accused of 'slut-shaming' Senator after tweeting she would beg and 'do anything' for donations

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it was a ‘sexist smear’ by the president.

U2 write letter supporting the Freedom of Dublin being stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors are looking at how to remove the award from her.

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Location services: Facebook to move global advertising sales out of Dublin HQ

Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made

New York subway bomber suspect charged with terror offences

Akayed Ullah’s wife has been questioned in Bangladesh.

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