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International - Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

No link to higher death rates from Covid-19 among ibuprofen users, study shows

Scientists launched a review to assess ties to the drug and Covid-19.

'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee

Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s pick for the Democratic vice-president nominee last night.

Three people dead and six injured in train derailment in Aberdeenshire

Dozens of emergency service vehicles, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene this morning.

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Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work

The World Health Organization has said non-essential dental work should be delayed until Covid-19 transmission rates drop sufficiently.

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world

Here is the full top 10, according to Forbes.

Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon

Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.

Poll: Who will win the US presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win the US presidential election?

Donald Trump is facing off against Joe Biden.

'A fearless fighter': Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's pick for his vice-presidential running mate?

The selection is the latest success in a remarkable career.

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through Maverick

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through

The Rocket completed a fine comeback to beat Mark Williams and set up a clash with Mark Selby.

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of Wight

The dinosaur has been named Vectaerovenator inopinatus.

Trump 'surprised' Biden picked 'disrespectful' Harris as running mate

Donald Trump called Kamala Harris “the meanest, the most horrible, the most disrespectful of anybody in the US Senate”.

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented

Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

International - Yesterday’s News

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set for reboot as gritty drama

The project would feature episodes telling the story of how Smith’s character became embroiled in a fight with Philadelphia gang members.

Quiz: Which of these well-known people is older?

Fancy your chances at this evening’s quiz?

California Senator Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate

Harris ran against Biden to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

From The42 Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career BTL

Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career

US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’

Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

From The42 Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip Investigation

Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip

Celtic were due to face Aberdeen this weekend, who had their own breaches of protocol.

CityJet will have tens of millions of euro in debt written off under court-approved plan to save the airline

Over 140 jobs will be saved at the company, having previously employed over 400.

Uber and Lyft have 100,000 drivers in California, and a court says they must be treated as employees

The decision is part of a long-running battle about the classification of driver by the companies.

Putin claims Russia has developed the 'first' Covid-19 vaccine - and says his daughter has been given it

The World Health Organization said approval of the vaccine would require a rigorous review to show its safety.

Ardern orders fresh lockdown in Auckland after first locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 102 days

People in New Zealand’s largest city are being asked to stay at home again.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Mexican authorities investigating after wild bear that approached woman and got in selfie is castrated

The castration was authorised by a senior official with the wildlife protection authority.

The number of global cases of Covid-19 has hit 20 million

Johns Hopkins University said the milestone was passed early this morning.

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House

The US President later returned to address reporters after the incident yesterday evening.

International - Monday 10 August, 2020

Finland says people coming into the country who don't self-isolate face three months in prison

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

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