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International - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Trump tweets about potential Syria attack, reporting restrictions lifted in Belfast rugby rape trial and 257 killed in Algeria military plane crash – It’s The Fix.

In a blow to Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's going to retire

The House Speaker said the decision was a personal one, saying he didn’t want his kids to have a “weekend dad”.

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Roma chairman fined for diving into historic fountain during last night's celebrations

James Pallotta took the plunge following his side’s incredible comeback against Barcelona.

Canadian accused serial killer faces seventh murder charge after human remains in planter identified

To date, police have found some 20 planters with dismembered body parts of several men.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

India PM to go on hunger strike in tit-for-tat protest against the opposition

Both sides have suffered social media ridicule over their fasts.

More than 250 killed as military plane crashes in Algeria

The plane went down near an airbase soon after taking off.

Trump warns Russia over Syria situation, says missiles 'will be coming'

Russia has vetoed a US-backed motion in the UN to probe the chemical strikes in Syria.

EU officials raid offices of Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

Fox Networks Group said it was fully cooperating with the investigation.

Cameroon athletes go missing during Commonwealth games

The disappearances have triggered suspicion that the athletes want to overstay their visas in Australia.

Bill Cosby's lawyers attack 'con artist' accusing him of sexual assault

The prosecution is beginning to build its case against the 80-year-old as a “serial predator”.

Australian woman jailed after 'despicably' faking cancer treatment in order to fund party lifestyle

A court in Melbourne heard how Hanna Dickenson had needed money to further fund a party lifestyle.

'This has gone too far': Trump mulling over sacking Russia investigator, White House says

The US president “certainly has the power to make that decision”, his spokesperson said.

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'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg flummoxed when asked to share his own personal details

The Facebook founder showed an unwillingness to answer personal questions at the congressional hearing.

At least 21 killed in attempted Brazilian prison break

“The attempt was supported by an extremely heavily armed group.”

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International - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Politicians won't be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

It means that British PM Theresa May and US President Donald Trump won’t be getting a royal invite.

From The42 Salah scores again as Liverpool end Man City's Champions League dream Report

Salah scores again as Liverpool end Man City's Champions League dream

The Egypt international’s second-half goal ended the tie as a contest.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Good Friday Agreement, the Disclosures Tribunal and Mark Zuckerberg – here’s what made the headlines today.

Deadpool actor charged with making false bomb report on train

No explosives were found.


Mark Zuckerberg is getting a grilling by Congress over Facebook privacy fears

The Facebook CEO told Congress how the social media giant is handling the security fallout from Cambridge Analytica.

'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians'

That is the view of Tony Blair, one of the architects of the deal.

Donald Trump and Theresa May vow to end chemical weapon attacks in Syria

Meanwhile, Trump has abruptly cancelled his first trip to Latin America.

From The42 As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Champions League

Man City took on Liverpool, having lost the first leg 3-0.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian

The Israeli military confirmed the authenticity of the video today.

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack

“This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone.”

'He loves eating sweets': World's oldest living man aged 112 confirmed in Japan

Masazo Nonaka was born on 25 July 1905.

'I don't think he's alive, he wouldn't do this to us' - Cork mother of missing backpacker on the year-long search for her son

David O’Sullivan disappeared while navigating the Pacific Crest Trail in California in April 2017.

Explainer: Why is The Simpsons being criticised for its response to the Apu racism row?

The weekend’s episode addressed criticisms of the Indian character Apu.

UK government suggestion that Sinn Féin is 'strongly influencing' Brexit negotiations greeted with derision

Brexit secretary David Davis made the claims at a conference in London yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

South Africa's highest court rejects Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal 13 year jail sentence for murder of girlfriend

The former Paralympic athlete had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term.

Fleetwood Mac confirms that Lindsey Buckingham is out of the band

Buckingham joined the band with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks in 1974.

23 children killed after Indian school bus plunged off mountain

Initial reports indicated the bus driver was speeding as he took the children home and lost control at the edge of the gorge.

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'

The United States, backed by Britain and France, has said it is ready to act with or without support from the United Nations.

International - Monday 9 April, 2018

Iraq War veteran becomes first US senator to give birth while in office

Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a daughter today.

Three Nobel prize judges quit in protest over sexual assault allegations

A high-profile figure associated with the Swedish Academy has been accused by 18 women of sexual assault and harassment.