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# afp - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Canadian court grants Huawei executive bail in ongoing diplomatic spat between China and US

Meng Wanzhou has been held since 1 December in Canada on an American extradition request.

# afp - Monday 10 December, 2018

Former Russian policeman found guilty of carrying out 56 murders, bringing total spree to 78 killings

The conviction makes Mikhail Popkov Russia’s worst-known serial killer of recent times.

# afp - Friday 7 December, 2018

'We have an independent judiciary': Justin Trudeau defends arrest of Chinese executive at request of US

Meng Wanzhou was arrested last week as she changed flights in Vancouver.

# afp - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'He was so kind, we can't believe it': Tributes paid to Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris

The 66 year-old was killed at around 12:00pm yesterday outside the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci.

# afp - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe

Flynn admitted to lying about his contacts with Russians last year, following Trump’s November 2016 election.

# afp - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

French Prime Minister suspends fuel hikes in bid to end 'yellow vest' protests

Hundreds were arrested last weekend when protests turned into street clashes in Paris.

Ballon D'Or host apologises for asking first female winner Ada Hegerberg if she knows how to 'twerk'

The awards co-host was taken aback by the reaction to his comments online.

# afp - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Wish for dialogue': France considers state of emergency over anti-government protests

263 people were injured nationwide and a trail of destruction was left around the French capital yesterday.

Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

It is the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months.

Donald Trump plans meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019

The pair are hoping to follow-up their historic summit in Singapore in June.

# afp - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush

The 41st US President died on Friday at the age of 94.

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests

It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.

# afp - Friday 30 November, 2018

Women in Central American migrant caravan go on hunger strike to put pressure on US authorities

More than 6,000 people are currently in the Mexican city of Tijuana hoping to apply for asylum.

# afp - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.

# afp - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Some are too frail to cry': Up to 85,000 children under five have died since start of 2015 Yemen war

The estimate by the group Save the Children was based on data compiled by the United Nations.

# afp - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

One killed and 44 injured as landslide causes commuter train to derail outside Barcelona

Heavy rain in the area over the past few days could have caused the landslide, authorities have said.

# afp - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Explainer: why the resignation of an Israeli Minister over a ceasefire could spell trouble for Benjamin Netanyahu

The move has thrown the ruling Likud government into turmoil, opening up the chance of early elections.

# afp - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'Europe must take our fate into our own hands': Angela Merkel calls for future creation of European army

The German Chancellor addressed MEPs in Strasbourg on her vision for the future of Europe.

# afp - Monday 12 November, 2018

Simon Coveney praises EU 'solidarity' as Theresa May faces more Tory revolt: how Brexit unfolded today

The British prime minister faced further revolt from inside her party amid claims that a deal was imminent.

# afp - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Leicester helicopter crash: Police appeal for public's 'patience' as investigation continues

Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead in the wake of the crash.

# afp - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year AFP

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year

The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.

# afp - Monday 22 October, 2018

Saudi official wore murdered journalist's clothes outside Turkish consulate in bid to mislead investigators

Jamal Khashoggi was killed on 2 October after stepping inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

# afp - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke

Trump was on her way to visit a Philadelphia hospital at the time of the incident.

# afp - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.

Death toll in French floods rises to 13 after several months' worth of rain falls in hours

Some of the dead appeared to have been swept away by floodwaters.

Turkish officials given permission to enter Saudi consulate to investigate journalist's disappearance

A search of the building where Jamal Khashoggi was last seen will take place on Monday evening.

# afp - Sunday 14 October, 2018

22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey

The nationality of the migrants was not clear, although children are known to be among the dead.

'The outcome may have been death': Three people injured in rare kangaroo attack in Australia

The animals, particularly large males, are known to attack and can be vicious, but such incidents are not common.

Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain

It is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal’s mountaineering industry since 2014.

# afp - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

White tiger kills zookeeper in enclosure during rare attack in Japan

The attack happenedat the Hirakawa Zoological Park in the southern city of Kagoshima.

# afp - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects

In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.

# afp - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits

It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

# afp - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Almost 400 killed in Indonesian earthquake as hospitals struggle to cope

The main airport in Palu is expected to stay closed for at least 24 hours, complicating disaster relief efforts.

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against actor Kevin Spacey by Californian masseur

The complainant alleges that Spacey groped him during a massage session two years ago.

# afp - Friday 28 September, 2018

Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands

Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.

World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong

Rat hepatitis E was found in a 56-year-old man who persistently produced abnormal liver function tests.

# afp - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

One killed and three injured after Moroccan navy opens fire on speedboat carrying local migrants

25 people were on the boat, including the people traffickers who were Spanish nationals.

# afp - Friday 21 September, 2018

Three newborn babies among five people stabbed in early-morning attack at New York child care centre

The assault happened at araound 3:30 am in the Queens borough of the city.

# afp - Monday 20 August, 2018

Explainer: Why are so many earthquakes hitting one Indonesian island?

Several earthquakes in recent weeks have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

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