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Yesterday’s News


Saturday 15 February, 2020

One person dies and four others injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

The incident took place in a square in front of the Tempodrom, near Potsdamer Platz.

France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe

France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe

Over 1,500 people have died from the coronavirus strain.

Car ‘seen on wrong side of road outside RAF base near where Harry Dunn died’

Northamptonshire Police said they are looking into footage shared on social media yesterday.


Friday 14 February, 2020

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

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England train in front of 10,000 fans at Twickenham ahead of Ireland clash

Eddie Jones’ team have made a mixed start to the Six Nations, losing to France in Paris before overcoming Scotland 13-6.

'We've been waiting for 12 years': Hundreds of Community Employment supervisors strike over pension rights

They want the incoming government to implement a Labour Court recommendation issued in 2008 that a pension scheme be put in place for them.

Harry and Meghan to close Buckingham Palace office and cut staff

The Sussexes are due to officially start their new life outside royal duties in the spring of this year.


US charges Chinese company Huawei with plotting to steal trade secrets

Donald Trump has repeatedly raised national security concerns about Huawei.

China reports 121 new deaths and 5,000 new cases after Covid-19 outbreak

The number of cases has reached 63,581.

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran

The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Irish architects who 'make the world a better place' win top international prize

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were awarded the UK’s highest honour for architecture.

Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district

The move is an attempt to address over-tourism and protect workers.

First death from coronavirus reported in Japan

China has reported 1,367 deaths among 52,526 cases on the mainland

Man (52) remanded in custody, charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry

McKee was shot dead in Derry last April.


Julian Smith sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary

Simon Coveney said he didn’t believe there would be a government in Northern Ireland today without Smith’s leadership.

More than €22m extra needed for Big Ben repair works after discovery of asbestos and war damage

The renovation work will cost about €95 million in total.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Man wanted over Essex lorry deaths granted permission to appeal extradition in Dublin

The Crown Prosecution Service is seeking to prosecute Eamonn Harrison for 41 offences

Photo of two mice 'squabbling' on London Tube platform wins top wildlife photography award

Station Squabble, taken by Sam Rowley, was chosen top among 48,000 images submitted to the Lumix People’s Choice award.

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Over 1,100 people have now died from coronavirus but daily growth is slowing

In Japan, 39 more people on a quarantined cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland

“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK

A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.

Two people arrested by UK police over Essex lorry deaths

One of the men arrested is from Northern Ireland.

Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow

The death toll is beyond that of the outbreak of SARs in 2002.

Monday 10 February, 2020

£20 billion Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge being examined by Boris Johnson's government

Downing Street official said that a range of officials were looking at the idea.

Sunday 9 February, 2020

Britain sees spinning cranes and collapsed stadium walls as Storm Ciara hits

Here in Ireland, a snow and ice warning kicks in at midnight.

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

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Coronavirus death toll hits 811, surpassing SARS fatalities

A reduction in new cases has, however, provided hope the spread of the disease may be slowing.

Thai soldier shot dead after killing 26 and wounding 57 in gun rampage

Authorities said Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma was behind the attack in the north east of the country.

Saturday 8 February, 2020

Actor Orson Bean dies aged 91 after being hit by car in Los Angeles RIP

Actor Orson Bean dies aged 91 after being hit by car in Los Angeles

Bean was best known in the US for appearances on the panel show To Tell The Truth, and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Friday 7 February, 2020

Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'

Schofield made the announcement in a statement posted on his Instagram account.

Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness

More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.

Trump 'apoplectic' with Johnson in phone call over UK's decision on Huawei and 5G

Huawei is only one of a series of issues where the two nations are at odds

Prince Andrew turns down military promotion in wake of Epstein scandal

By convention, he would’ve been in line for promotion on his 60th birthday.

Thursday 6 February, 2020

Man who murdered wife and two daughters before fleeing UK in 2007 has been jailed for life

The jury deliberated for two days to find him guilty of all the charges.

Bernie Madoff - serving 150-year jail term for fraud - asks for release on compassionate grounds

The 81-year-old fraudster says he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live.

Tuesday 4 February, 2020

PSNI chief says Sinn Féin appearance at police recruitment drive 'seismic and historic'

Sinn Féin deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said the PSNI had to be “reflective of the community it serves”.

Conservative US radio host Rush Limbaugh says he has advanced lung cancer

Limbaugh told listeners he intends to carry on his radio show despite his diagnosis.

Iowa caucus results majorly delayed due to 'quality checks' and new reporting rules

The Democratic Party said the problem was not a result of a “hack or an intrusion”.

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation said the number of cases will keep growing because tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?

Democrats in the US are choosing their election candidate to take on Trump.