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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up

Over 3,600 children were abused over the course of seven decades, the report found.

'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children

A video uploaded to Facebook yesterday showed protesters outside the pro-Brexit MP’s home.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

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Trump criticised for hailing US response to Hurricane Maria last year as 'tremendous'

Hurricane Maria wreaked widespread devastation and killed almost 3,000 people last September.

Taoiseach apologises to Danielle McLaughlin's family after citizenship 'error'

The family of murdered Danielle McLaughlin has held a face to face meeting with the Taoiseach.

Juncker urges EU to take on stronger role in world affairs

The European Commission President took aim at Donald Trump in his annual address today.

Putin says the two men named as suspects in Salisbury poisoning are 'civilians, not criminals'

Putin said the two men do not work for the military and called on them to come forward.

Residents evacuated as 'monster' Hurricane Florence approaches US east coast

Forecasts indicate that the storm will strengthen before making landfall later this week.

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Conor McGregor sued by UFC fighter after Brooklyn bus attack

Michael Chiesa was forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 223 due to injuries sustained during the incident.

International - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland cancelled, CervicalCheck report leaked, and six people arrested at a housing protest – it’s your evening fix

Three jailed for combined total of over 30 years after carrying out knife and acid robberies in the UK

The group used acids, alkalis and knives to rob and maim their victims, some of whom will never recover.

US President Donald Trump's planned visit to Ireland has been cancelled

“We are still finalising whether Ireland will be a stop,” Sarah Sanders said tonight.

Hurricane Florence expected to deliver 'direct hit' to US East Coast

President Trump said this is one of the worst storms to hit the east coast in many years.

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Kim Jong-un sent Donald Trump a 'warm' letter seeking another meeting

A second summit between the two leaders could happen before the end of the year.

Australian newspaper defends 'racist' Serena Williams cartoon

The cartoon was swiftly and widely condemned following its publication yesterday.

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Olivia Newton-John has cancer for the third time

Doctors have discovered a tumour at the base of her spine.

US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes

The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'

Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.

22,000 pieces of human remains still being tested in the hope of identifying 9/11 victims

Today marks 17 years since two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers in 2001.

International - Monday 10 September, 2018

Ryanair pilots and cabin crew in Germany to stage strike on Wednesday

“The salaries are so low they do not guarantee a sufficient living wage,” said one union official in Germany.

'I'll write the real book': Donald Trump slams new book on his presidency ahead of its release

Fear: Trump in the White House hits US bookshops on Tuesday after a week-long buildup.

Warnings of 'catastrophic flooding' as Florence upgraded to category 4 hurricane

Governors of three states have declared an emergency.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Driver held after high-speed chase on French airport runway

Before driving onto the runway the man had driven the car into the glass doors of one of the airport terminals.

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WTA chief backs Serena as row grows over US Open 'sexism'

The American superstar claimed that chair umpire Carlos Ramos meted out penalties for infractions that male players could have gotten away with.

Texas officer faces manslaughter charge after shooting neighbour in his own apartment

Officer Amber Guyger claims she mistook her neighbour’s apartment for her own.

CBS boss leaves TV station following sexual harassment allegations

Leslie Moonves was one of the most respected executives in Hollywood until he was publicly accused earlier this year.

Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right make election gains

Noting the parliamentary deadlock, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven extended an invitation to the opposition.

International - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Woman arrested in connection with Bray Boxing Club murder, and five found dead, including children, in Perth house – it’s the Fix.

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Serena Williams fined $17,000 for outburst during controversial US Open final defeat

The American star was fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse.

84 dead following vicious fighting in Yemen after peace talks fail

11 coalition soldiers and at least 73 Huthi rebels have died.

Bodies of five people, including children, found in house after man turns himself in to police

Investigators went to the house in suburban Perth after a man, aged in his 20s, presented himself to a regional police station.

More Irish than the Irish themselves: Huge spike in number of British becoming 'naturalised citizens'

Figures obtained by the senator showed how 529 British people became Irish citizens in the last year.

Boris Johnson has compared Theresa May's Brexit plans to a 'suicide vest'

There is growing speculation that Johnson is eyeing up the UK’s top job.

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'I'm going to continue to fight for women,' vows Serena after US Open final controversy

Williams accuses umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism after she was penalised in her defeat to Naomi Osaka.

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

The ambitious project hopes to clean up half of an infamous garbage patch within five years.

Sitdown Sunday: The perfect family - until a tragedy revealed their hidden secrets

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.