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International - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Airstrikes by the US, UK and France on chemical weapon targets in Syria had the world talking.

How many new schools is Ireland getting by 2022? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money in large donations did TDs receive last year?

From The42 Davy Russell steers Tiger Roll to dramatic Grand National win at Aintree Gigginstown

Davy Russell steers Tiger Roll to dramatic Grand National win at Aintree

Michael O’Leary owns the 10-1 shot.

'Lawless', 'legally questionable': Syria airstrikes by US, UK and France criticised

The Irish government has yet to make a statement on the three allies’ airstrikes.

From The42 Here are the 6 nominees for Premier League Player of the Year Best Of The Best

Here are the 6 nominees for Premier League Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne lead the PFA nominations, with three Manchester City players in the running.

Four Palestinians killed after mysterious blast in Gaza

The Israeli military said it was unaware of any activity in the area of the blast.

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria Attack This post contains videos

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

How did it come to this? A timeline of the Syrian chemical attack to today's air strikes

In a week where the West clashed with Russia, a string of air strikes on Syrian targets has rocked the international community.

Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison

A number of other people have also been hospitalised by the contaminated drug, with symptoms such as coughing up blood and internal bleeding.

Oscar winning director who made 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' dies aged 86

Milos Forman won the Academy Award for Best Director for the Jack Nicholson classic and Amadeus.

Meet the former drug dealer on the frontline of the battle against London knife crime

Abdi has been stabbed twice recently.

The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction

Totoaba swim bladders can sell for up to over €16,000 in China.

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

International - Friday 13 April, 2018

Will Ferrell treated after rollover crash on US freeway

The actor suffered minor injuries.

From The42 'Jeepers, I remember the injury at the time and to see what he's done - an amazing story' Welcome Return

'Jeepers, I remember the injury at the time and to see what he's done - an amazing story'

Leo Cullen and Jack McGrath look forward to welcoming former team-mate Ian McKinley back to the RDS tomorrow.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'Untruthful slime ball': Trump slams former FBI director James Comey

Trump tweeted that it was an honour to fire the FBI director.

From The42 'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am' Taking A Stand

'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'

Tom Daley has urged a number of nations to relax their anti-gay stance.

BBC defends plans to broadcast Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech for the first time

The controversial 1968 speech by a Conservative MP warned Britain against immigration.

Tear gas and black smoke: Protesters are burning Israeli flags in Gaza

At least 30 Palestinians have been wounded, with one shot in the head.

Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the crisis as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

Search called off for woman who fell from cruise ship off the coast of Australia

Authorities say that the woman could not have survived the night.

From The42 Liverpool to face Roma in Champions League semi-final Test

Liverpool to face Roma in Champions League semi-final

The first legs of the ties will take place on 24 and 25 April, with the second legs on 1 and 2 May.

Two members of Swedish Academy resign amid crisis over high-profile man accused of sexual assaults

The Academy, which in under the direct patronage of the Norwegian king, awards the Nobel Literature Prize.

Brutal gang rape and murder of eight-year-old girl in India triggers nationwide outrage

She was abducted and forced to take sedatives while held captive in a shed and Hindu temple.

Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission

Efforts were made to refuse Mícheál Mac Donncha entry to the country.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday the 13th. Here’s everything you need to know.

Former FBI chief Comey's new book says Trump ran White House 'like a Mob boss', obsessed over 'Russian pee tape'

James Comey’s new book, titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, will go on sale next Tuesday.

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria

The Syrian regime is accused of using chemical weapons in an attack on Saturday.

International - Thursday 12 April, 2018

From The42 'War. Death. My God, what have these children seen?': Football, Roscommon and refugees Speaking Football

'War. Death. My God, what have these children seen?': Football, Roscommon and refugees

In Ballaghaderreen, Adrian Carberry is using an international language to help the local Syrian community integrate.

Macron 'has proof' Syria was behind gas attack, mulls over military action

The French president said any French action would target Syria’s chemical weapons abilities.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Murder-accused dies in Mountjoy, and Paddy Jackson’s legal fees – here’s what made the headlines today.

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

Japanese policeman, 19, arrested for allegedly shooting colleague dead

Japan has famously strict gun control regulations and very little gun crime.

Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegations being reviewed by prosecutors

A man alleges that Spacey sexually assaulted him in West Hollywood in October of 1992.

Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash

“He’s always smiling,” the baby’s grandmother said.

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

Global watchdog says nerve agent used in Salisbury attack was Russian, confirming UK findings

The world’s chemical arms watchdog confirmed the UK’s findings that the nerve agent came from Russia.