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Thursday 12 March, 2020

The annual White House shamrock reception has been cancelled

Leo Varadkar will still meet with Donald Trump but the usual reception will not take place.

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault

Weinstein was found guilty at a court in New York last month.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Sanders and Biden draft in big guns ahead of make or break showdown in Michigan Super-ish Tuesday This post contains videos

Sanders and Biden draft in big guns ahead of make or break showdown in Michigan

Sanders’s campaign could be in major trouble if he fails to win the state.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

US TV host retires abruptly from show, apologises for inappropriate comments about women

Chris Matthews said he incorrectly thought certain “compliments on a woman’s appearance” were ok.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Placido Domingo says he is 'truly sorry' after investigation finds multiple harassment complaints from women

The investigation was carried out by the US union representing opera performers.

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime

Smollett was previously charged with lying to police but they were subsequently dropped.

Thursday 6 February, 2020

Irishman faces at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in the US to facilitating the distribution of child abuse material

Eric Eoin Marques was extradited from Ireland to Maryland last year.

'It was evil, corrupt, it was dirty cops': Trump goes on hour-long 'tirade' after his impeachment acquittal

Trump addressed a friendly crowd who applauded during multiple parts of his speech.

Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Trump refuses to shake Pelosi's hand, then she rips up his speech State Of The Union This post contains videos

Trump refuses to shake Pelosi's hand, then she rips up his speech

The US President declared America is “stronger than ever before” in his State of the Union address.

Monday 3 February, 2020

Two killed in shooting at university residence in US

The shooting happened in a dormitory at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS Outbreak This post contains videos

Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS

China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.

Monday 27 January, 2020

Prince Andrew 'uncooperative' in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation, says NY prosecutor

Geoffrey Berman says the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew’s lawyers and asked to interview him.

Thursday 23 January, 2020

Democrats focus on Trump’s ‘dangerous’ abuse on second day of impeachment trial

“The president’s conduct is wrong. It is illegal. It is dangerous,” Jerrold Nadler said.

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash Ukraine This post contains videos

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China

The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.

Friday 17 January, 2020

Canada will provide money to families of those in plane shot down by Iran

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the families will each receive 25,000 Canadian dollars

Sunday 12 January, 2020

Canadians living near nuclear power station sent emergency incident message by mistake

More than an hour later, a message was sent saying the first one was a mistake.

Friday 10 January, 2020

Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran

Trump said he had no plans to take further military action.

Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ikea to pay family over €40 million after 2-year-old boy killed by falling dresser

Jozef Dudek died in 2017 of his injuries after a recalled dresser tipped over onto him.

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating

Observatory director Jeff Hall said the satellites will be a growing risk to stargazers in the future.

Monday 6 January, 2020

Police in the US searching for person who tried to release bedbugs in Walmart store

The store manager contacted police on Saturday after store employees found pill bottles with bugs in them.

Saturday 4 January, 2020

Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner

Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.

'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch Amen This post contains videos

'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch

Trump spoke to more than 5,000 Christians at the event last night.

Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Scores of animals killed in fire at German zoo

Local media reported that New Year’s Eve fireworks could have started the blaze.

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

Saturday 28 December, 2019

Death toll rises to 78 after truck bomb explodes during rush hour in Somali capital

Mayor Omar Mohamud Mohamed said that university students were among those killed.

Sunday 22 December, 2019

13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US

Shots were fired just after 12.30am (6.30am Irish time).

Thursday 19 December, 2019

Donald Trump defies impeachment and mocks Democrat's dead husband at Christmas-themed rally Löw Blow This post contains videos

Donald Trump defies impeachment and mocks Democrat's dead husband at Christmas-themed rally

Trump implied that Representative Debbie Dingell’s husband could be ‘looking up’ from hell.

Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Trump says Salem 'witches' were better treated than he has been in impeachment process

In a letter sent on the eve of his expected impeachment, the US President has maintained that he did nothing wrong.

Saturday 14 December, 2019

Runner who slapped female reporter's bottom on live TV arrested Georgia This post contains videos

Runner who slapped female reporter's bottom on live TV arrested

Alex Bozarjian told police the man had slapped and then grabbed her buttocks.

Friday 13 December, 2019

Oscar-nominated star of Do the Right Thing Danny Aiello dies aged 86 RIP

Oscar-nominated star of Do the Right Thing Danny Aiello dies aged 86

Aiello died last night after a brief illness.

Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board

The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.

Friday 6 December, 2019

R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah

Kelly was 27 when he married a then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Bangladesh court sentences seven militants to death for 2016 café attack

Twenty hostages were killed, including 17 from Japan, Italy and India.

Monday 25 November, 2019

US Supreme Court rejects bid for new trial in case covered by popular podcast Serial

Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of killing 17-year-old Hae Min Lee.

Sunday 24 November, 2019

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launches US presidential bid

The 77-year-old officially launched his campaign online this morning.

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Thousands of Japanese people came out in heavy rain to hear the pope speak.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

Dog rescued by police after driving unmanned car in Florida

The dog was trapped and clambering around in the car by locals in Port St Lucie.

Thursday 21 November, 2019

'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery

The Israeli prime minister has called the allegations part of a witch-hunt.

Republicans asked to stop promoting 'politically driven falsehoods' at Trump impeachment hearing

It was the final day of a week of explosive testimony at the impeachment inquiry.

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