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# afp - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 6:55 PM 45,857 Views 97 Comments

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
# Gas Leak
# Gas Leak

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

Jan 13th 2019, 12:47 PM 7,281 Views 0 Comments

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
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

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

Jan 12th 2019, 1:31 PM 14,536 Views 50 Comments

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
# Metoo
# Metoo

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

Jan 10th 2019, 10:36 PM 24,457 Views 27 Comments

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
# Fast Radio Bursts
# Fast Radio Bursts

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

Jan 9th 2019, 9:44 PM 56,606 Views 54 Comments

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

# afp - Friday 28 December, 2018

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

Dec 28th 2018, 11:45 AM 32,854 Views 24 Comments

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

# afp - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq
# US Army
# US Army

Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq

Dec 26th 2018, 8:33 PM 24,419 Views 78 Comments

The visit was Trump’s first to US troops in a war zone since he was elected president two years ago.

12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps
# La Plagne
# La Plagne

12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps

Dec 26th 2018, 7:28 PM 16,255 Views 10 Comments

The boy was swept away after skiing with his parents in southeast France.

# afp - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Welsh steel town forced to install traffic wardens following appearance of Banksy work at car garage
# Port Talbot
# Port Talbot

Welsh steel town forced to install traffic wardens following appearance of Banksy work at car garage

Dec 22nd 2018, 6:26 PM 41,577 Views 12 Comments

The enigmatic street artist claimed responsibility for the work earlier this week.

# afp - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border
# European Union
# European Union

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border

Updated Dec 19th 2018, 10:45 PM 31,553 Views 60 Comments

Britain also announced its own contingency plans to prevent shortages and economic instability today.

Tributes paid to 'Big' director Penny Marshall following her death aged 75
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to 'Big' director Penny Marshall following her death aged 75

Dec 19th 2018, 8:37 AM 16,840 Views 8 Comments

There were messages from Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Bette Midler, Viola Davis and Danny DeVito.

# afp - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 12th 2018, 7:18 AM 10,282 Views 9 Comments

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
# Serial Killer
# Serial Killer

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

Dec 10th 2018, 3:56 PM 21,755 Views 24 Comments

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
# Huawei
# Huawei

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

Dec 7th 2018, 7:13 AM 12,112 Views 12 Comments

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
# John Dowling
# John Dowling

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

Dec 6th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,758 Views 8 Comments

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
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

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

Dec 5th 2018, 7:54 AM 13,821 Views 17 Comments

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
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

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

Dec 5th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,619 Views 21 Comments

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
# Paris Riots
# Paris Riots

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

Updated Dec 4th 2018, 3:27 PM 19,035 Views 95 Comments

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'
# Sexism Row
# Sexism Row

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

Dec 4th 2018, 7:04 AM 49,535 Views 86 Comments

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
# Yellow Jackets
# Yellow Jackets

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

Updated Dec 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 24,740 Views 95 Comments

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
# Bezeq
# Bezeq

Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:36 AM 14,053 Views 71 Comments

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
# Rocket Men
# Rocket Men

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 7:17 AM 6,280 Views 13 Comments

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
# 41st President
# 41st President

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

Updated Dec 1st 2018, 2:39 PM 25,426 Views 95 Comments

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
# Church Scandal
# Church Scandal

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

Dec 1st 2018, 9:20 AM 14,058 Views 28 Comments

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
# Mexico
# Mexico

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

Nov 30th 2018, 7:17 AM 10,766 Views 37 Comments

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
# Cindy Hyde-Smith

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

Nov 28th 2018, 7:03 AM 23,512 Views 70 Comments

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
# Save The Children
# Save The Children

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

Nov 21st 2018, 5:22 PM 7,916 Views 16 Comments

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
# Barcelona
# Barcelona

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

Updated Nov 20th 2018, 11:31 AM 13,677 Views 0 Comments

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
# Avigdor Lieberman
# Avigdor Lieberman

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

Nov 14th 2018, 9:16 PM 12,192 Views 21 Comments

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
# European Security
# European Security

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

Nov 13th 2018, 10:02 PM 18,468 Views 110 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Nov 12th 2018, 8:51 PM 17,423 Views 59 Comments

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
# Leicester City

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

Updated Oct 28th 2018, 3:45 PM 87,785 Views 21 Comments

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
# AFP

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:26 PM 22,882 Views 15 Comments

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
# Jamal Khashoggi

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

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:11 PM 30,217 Views 49 Comments

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
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

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

Oct 17th 2018, 4:05 PM 18,794 Views 16 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 1:25 PM 34,199 Views 105 Comments

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
# Aude
# Aude

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

Oct 15th 2018, 12:59 PM 31,452 Views 16 Comments

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
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

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

Oct 15th 2018, 11:46 AM 10,783 Views 18 Comments

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
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

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

Oct 14th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,479 Views 12 Comments

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
# Crikey
# Crikey

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

Oct 14th 2018, 10:24 AM 30,620 Views 15 Comments

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