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Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 21 June, 2018

International - Monday 18 June, 2018

Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border

For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.

At least three killed and 90 injured as earthquake shakes Japan's Osaka

One of the victims was a nine-year-old girl who was killed when a wall collapsed on her at school.


International - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Theresa May says there will be no Irish Sea border, and a bump in government satisfaction rating.

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

22 people injured and one suspect dead after US arts festival gun attack

Two suspects opened fire at 2.45am during the Art All Night Trenton festival that showcases local art, music, food and films.

Taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in Moscow says he fell asleep at the wheel

The driver says he ran away from the scene because he was afraid of being attacked.

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'We're one United Kingdom' - Theresa May describes EU plans as an Irish Sea border

May says that the EU’s ‘backstop’ plan is not acceptable.

Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border

Greece also has a northern province called Macedonia.

Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels

Warmer ocean water is destabilising ice shelves.

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain.

International - Saturday 16 June, 2018

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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis, medicinal cannabis, and the Pope’s opinion on abortion. Here’s your news round-up.

Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves'

The Pope is due to visit Ireland in August, just months after Ireland voted in favour of liberalising its abortion laws.

17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede

A brawl prompted someone to throw a tear gas canister, sending hundreds rushing for the exits.


What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out

The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.

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'It will hurt the most vulnerable': Companies raise concerns over escalating China-US trade war

Latest moves brought the world’s two largest economies to the verge of an all-out confrontation.

'I wanted to share my story but I was paralysed in fear': Black Panther actor and undocumented migrant

Bambadjan Bamba is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.

'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks

Between 19 April and 31 May, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US border.

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

Shrinking Sea of Galilee set for top-up after lowest water levels in 100 years reported

Last year Israel’s water authority said the body of water, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century.

International - Friday 15 June, 2018

London gang members banned from making music glorifying violence

Members of the gang were also jailed for planning a violent attack on a rival gang.

Paris set to unveil bulletproof glass walls around Eiffel Tower

Metal barriers are also being installed as part of €35 million worth of security measures.

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As it happened: Portugal v Spain, World Cup

We followed all the action from Sochi as the European champions and 2010 World Cup winners went head-to-head in Group B.

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Ronaldo agrees to pay €18.8 million tax settlement - legal source

The deal between the fiscal authorities and the advisors of the star comes hours before Portugal face Spain.

Riders plunge 10 metres to the ground after roller coaster derails in Florida

Nine passengers were taken to the hospital. An investigation is under way.

Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'

Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.

Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort sent to jail

A judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges.

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Trump says he was being sarcastic when he said he wants people to treat him like Kim Jong-un

“He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.”

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Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

They shipped five goals in front of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

He warned of “additional tariffs” should China retaliate with countermeasures.

Eastenders actor Leslie Grantham - 'Dirty Den' - dies aged 71

He was best known for playing pub landlord Den Watts in the BBC soap.

'Heartbreaking': Tributes paid to comedian who was killed as she walked home

Eurydice Dixon (22) was found dead in Melbourne.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started.

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows

Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.

Irish economy is growing substantially but Brexit 'poses major threat'

High levels of household and public debt are also concerning, the Central Bank has said.

International - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Major US military exercises with South Korea 'suspended indefinitely'

Trump on Tuesday had said the US would halt “war games” with its South Korean security ally.