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Dublin: 19 °C Monday 22 July, 2019

International - Yesterday’s News

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly' FGM

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Donald Trump calls on four congresswomen at centre of racism row to 'apologise to America'

Trump continued to take aim at the four women in another tweet today.

'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong

The protests have been sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing’s influence.

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all' Backstop This post contains videos

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.

Woman in Sydney 'decapitates her mother in front of four-year-old boy'

Police described the crime scene as one of the “most horrific” they had ever seen.

Sitdown Sunday: The mysterious death of the boxer Sonny Liston

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

International - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

London's Met Police apologise after Twitter and email accounts are hacked

A number of unauthorised posts were also made on the force’s website last night.

Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit

There has been speculation that Brexit could eventually lead to a united Ireland.

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class in Rome in 1983.

Poll: Will Brexit happen by 31 October? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Brexit happen by 31 October?

A new British prime minister is set to be sworn in next week.

FactCheck: Are Trump's recent claims about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar correct?

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

What can the new British prime minister expect in the coming days?

Boris Johnson is likely to become the Conservative Party leader next week.

International - Friday 19 July, 2019

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake

A government spokesman later Friday said “life in Athens is back to normal”.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

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Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'

The former adviser to Tony Blair is speaking about Brexit at the IIEA in Dublin today.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Boeing takes $5 billion hit over 737 MAX grounding

The $4.9 billion is the latest financial toll the company has taken over the 737 MAX crisis.

Last month was the hottest June on record worldwide, according to US agency

The period between January and June 2019 as a whole, seen the second highest average temperatures ever recorded, according to the agency.

A no-deal Brexit poses a 'fundamental' risk to the UK economy, warns House of Commons committee

The Committee on Exiting the EU said no-deal would put jobs at risk in the UK.

International - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations

Johnson held the fish aloft at a Conservative Party rally on Wednesday.

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

Ilhan Omar brands Trump a 'fascist' as the US president tries to distance himself from 'send her back' chant

Omar today branded Trump a “fascist” as he sought to distance himself from mocking chants.


Islamic State supporters sentenced to death for beheading two Scandinavian women in Morocco

The murders shocked the North African country when they happened last December.

From The42 McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush 79 This post contains videos

McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush

The home favourite’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare.

MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament

Boris Johnson had not ruled out suspending parliament if he become prime minister.

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio

Dozens of other people have been injured in the fire at the studio in the city of Kyoto.

Trump rally chants 'send her back' as US President attacks congresswoman Ilhan Omar

The US House of Representatives has already described attacks on four Democratic congresswomen as racist.


EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

International - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it “welcomed” the decision.

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited from Libya to UK

There were 22 people killed in the bombing at the arena where Ariane Grande was performing.

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