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# afp - Friday 27 March, 2020

From The42 Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021 Olympic Dream

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021

The Olympics have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# afp - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

# afp - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

# afp - Monday 29 July, 2019

Six-year-old boy among three killed by 'wicked' shooter at US garlic festival

A witness told NBC a white man in his 30s armed with a rifle opened fire indiscriminately.

# afp - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# afp - Friday 21 June, 2019

44 people killed after bus plunges into gorge in northern India

The accident happened in the state of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

# afp - Monday 27 May, 2019

French court to begin trying Ian Bailey 'in absentia' for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The French TV producer was killed in Co Cork in 1996.

# afp - Sunday 19 May, 2019

17 people injured after explosion hits tourist bus near Egyptian pyramids

It comes months after a similar explosion killed three tourists in the region.

# afp - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station

Jessie Dean Kowalchuk was wanted for violating his probation in 2015.

# afp - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

# afp - Friday 19 April, 2019

World-renowned mountaineers presumed dead following avalanche on 'nightmare' route in Canada

The three climbers went missing on Tuesday.

# afp - Thursday 18 April, 2019

North Korea test-fires weapon with 'powerful warhead' in first since US nuclear talks broke down

The country’s news agency reported that Kim Jong-Un guided the test-fire.

# afp - Thursday 4 April, 2019

From The42 Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# afp - Saturday 16 March, 2019

71 year-old who jumped into gunfire to save others is first named victim of New Zealand attacks

49 people were killed in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch yesterday.

# afp - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria

Reports suggested that dozens of children were trapped inside the building.

Boeing recommends suspension of global 737 Max aircraft fleet amid safety concerns

The suspension follows days of speculation about the safety of the aircraft.

# afp - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France

Police first arrested Nordahl Lelandais over two murders last year.

'I don't expect a breakthrough': May to meet EU leaders as she aims to re-negotiate Brexit deal

EU leaders insist they will not restart negotiations with just six weeks until Brexit.

# afp - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'This is not related to Brexit': 3,500 jobs at risk after Honda announces closure of UK factory

The firm blamed “unprecedented changes” in the industry for the decision.

16 states sue Trump administration for declaring national emergency to fund Mexico border wall

The case could work its way to the Supreme Court for a showdown on the separation of powers.

# afp - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them

The White House is expected to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in coming days.

British airline Flybmi blames Brexit as it announces it will cease operations

The airline had been unable to secure post-Brexit flying contracts in Europe.

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers

US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN

Heather Nauert announced her withdrawal amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for the top diplomatic post.

# afp - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

Man sacked from his job kills five after opening fire at manufacturing complex in US

A number of police officers were also injured in the gun spree.

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort faces 24 years in prison for lying to Russia investigation

A judge ruled this month that Manafort “intentionally” lied about contacts with a suspected Russian operative.

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador

Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.

# afp - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Australian police probe parliament brawl involving 70 year-old senator who left blood on rival's door

Senator Brian Burston admitted to smearing blood on Senator Pauline Hanson’s door following a brawl with one of her aides.

Airbus announces it will stop producing A380, the world's largest passenger airliner

The airliner, which has been in operation for more than a decade, will cease deliveries in 2021.

# afp - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Canadian landscaper pleads guilty to murders of eight men linked to Toronto's gay community

Bruce McArthur was expected to go to trial next year, and was considered a surprise by prosecutors.

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges related to ongoing Russia probe

Stone is charged with lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction in relation to his contacts with WikiLeaks.

# afp - Monday 28 January, 2019

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro

Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.

# afp - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan

Gigi Wu became a social media star for taking selfies on top of mountains dressed in a bikini.

# afp - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation

Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape in the French capital yesterday.

# afp - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'The wall won't get built': Republicans warn Donald Trump against state of emergency over border wall

The move signals doubts about the controversial wall within the president’s party.

Fourth person confirmed dead in Paris bakery explosion after body found in rubble

Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in the explosion yesterday.

# afp - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Sacking of James Comey led FBI to open inquiry into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia - report

The investigation was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

# afp - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Bernie Sanders apologises for 'unacceptable' sexual harassment by campaigners during US presidential bid

It was the first time the senator directly addressed the issue, which has come to light in recent months.

# afp - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Discovery of 'repeating' radio waves from deep space baffles astronomers

The waves were discovered by Canadian scientists, who cannot explain their origin.

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