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Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed

He added he believes the GFA should be reformed to change the controversial petition of concern.

UK 'porn block': Government ditches plans to stop children accessing pornography online

The new laws were due to come into effect from 15 July.

North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain

The location and the animal are symbols associated with the Kim family’s dynastic rule.

Trump tells family of teen killed in crash that diplomat's wife will not return to the UK

The parents of teenager Harry Dunn met Donald Trump in the White House.

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'I felt lonely and stupid': New mothers' health problems often 'ignored or dismissed'

Many women put their health in second place after giving birth, an expert has said.

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

White House requests ‘urgent meeting’ with family of teen killed in crash involving diplomat's wife

Anne Sacoolas was given diplomatic immunity and allowed to return to the US after the fatal crash in England.

Experts claim there is no evidence of a risk to the public from passive vaping

Passive smoking has long been known to have a negative impact on the public’s health.

Jurors in Paul Gascoigne sexual assault trial shown photos of him kissing

The former England football star momentarily wept in the witness box today.

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Footballers avoid jail after pleading guilty to drink-driving which injured Ireland defender

Derby County pair Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have been banned from driving for two years and handed 12-month community orders.

Monday 14 October, 2019

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

Gascoigne grabbed woman's face and kissed her 'completely out of the blue', court hears

The 52-year-old ex-England footballer denies a single count of sexual assault.

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'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

'The clock is ticking': EU warns a lot of work to be done before Brexit deal

He even hinted he may even have to ‘eat my words’ and support a plan close to May’s rejected agreement.

US diplomat's wife at centre of UK fatal crash row says she's 'devastated by this tragic accident'

Harry Dunn (19) died when his motorbike crashed into a car outside and RAF base.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

DUP deputy leader warns mooted Brexit compromise ‘cannot work’

Nigel Dodds says Boris Johnson ‘knows very well’ Northern Ireland must remain fully part of the UK customs union.

Judge denies bail for John Downey charged with 1972 murder of two soldiers

John Downey appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court after handing himself in yesterday.

Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport

James Brown entered a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court

Brexit talks continue as Boris Johnson pledges 'Super Saturday' parliament vote next week

Johnson will challenge MPs to back any deal he has secured from Brussels when parliament sits on a weekend next Saturday.

Friday 11 October, 2019

Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the blaze had expanded over six square miles.

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers

John Downey’s trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago.

British teen sentenced for killing motorcyclist by placing bike in his path

The teenage boy, who admitted manslaughter, cannot be named for legal reasons.

Michel Barnier given go-ahead from EU to return to intensive Brexit talks

Chances of a breakthrough appeared to rise after yesterday’s face-to-face talks.

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Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in Iran for spying.

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban

The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.

Arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists target London’s City Airport

A man grounded a Dublin-bound flight this morning after disrupting passengers.

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson say they can 'see a pathway to a possible deal'

Their discussions concentrated on ‘the challenges of customs and consent’.

Suspect granted immunity in case of teen road death ‘will not return to UK’

Harry Dunn (19) died when his motorbike crashed into a car outside an RAF base on 27 August.

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Retrial of Hillsborough match commander to open today

The former police chief superintendent denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Joey Barton denies assaulting former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel

The former England international allegedly pushed Stendel during a post-match fracas.

Germany: Suspected gunman in deadly anti-Semitic shooting arrested

Footage of the attacks were posted on a video game site.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' a no-deal Brexit

Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.

Man who confessed to murder of 93 women is 'most prolific serial killer' in US history FBI

Man who confessed to murder of 93 women is 'most prolific serial killer' in US history

The 79-year-old is serving multiple life sentences in California.

UK government debt set to rocket in event of no-deal Brexit, think tank warns

The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October.

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