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International - Today’s News

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

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Let’s test your knowledge.

The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies

The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain Bong Bong Bong This post contains videos

'Big Ben must bong for Brexit' GoFundMe page tops £160,000 but it could all be in vain

The House of Commons Commission said it would be an “unprecedented approach” to fund the cost through public donation.

Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor Derek Fowlds dies aged 82 RIP This post contains videos

Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor Derek Fowlds dies aged 82

The actor passed away this morning his family have said.

No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters

David Long said that there were no more Dublin tractor protests planned “for the near future”.

Bodies of six children and pregnant woman found in mass grave following 'exorcism' in Panama

Ten suspected members of a religious sect, including a child, have been arrested

Turkey releases images of two men accused of helping sneaking Carlos Ghosn out of Japan The Fugitive This post contains videos

Turkey releases images of two men accused of helping sneaking Carlos Ghosn out of Japan

One of the men is described as a former US special forces operative now working as a private security contractor.

Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman

The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Sepsis linked to 11m deaths worldwide - double what was previously thought

Sepsis occurs when a person’s organs cease to function properly as the result of an out-of-control immune response to infection.

International - Yesterday’s News

'Tax holiday': Ryanair and O'Leary fuming at British government for bailing out airline Flybe

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said the rescue package for Flybe amounted to “illegal State aid”.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Prince Harry makes first public appearance since meeting with Queen

Queen Elizabeth has agreed to Harry and Meghan’s wish to step down from their role as senior royals.

Trump impeachment: White House 'violated law' by freezing Ukraine aid, non-partisan watchdog says

The damning assessment comes ahead of the Senate’s impeachment hearing getting under way next week.

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Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

Sandi Toksvig is leaving the Great British Bake Off

“As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show,” she wrote in a humorous, heartfelt statement.

Donald Trump's articles of impeachment to be read out in the Senate today

The impeachment trial will begin next Thursday.

Jeffrey Epstein abused girls as young as 12 on private island until last year, new lawsuit claims

A new legal action against the disgraced financier’s estate has been launched by the US Virgin Islands.

'You called me a liar': Audio of row between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren released

The two appeared to engage in a war of words after a debate on Monday night.

International - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

From The42 As it happened: Man United v Wolves, FA Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Man United v Wolves, FA Cup

Man United faced Wolves with a place in the fourth round up for grabs.

The prosecutors for Donald Trump's impeachment trial next week have been unveiled

Senior Democrats Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler will lead the team in the Senate impeachment hearing.

'Humans have overrun the world': David Attenborough issues stark warning ahead of new documentary

A new documentary looks back on the life of David Attenborough.

The Russian government has resigned

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned over a series of constitutional reforms proposed by Vladimir Putin.

'I felt like the last person on Earth': US man gets locked inside '24 hour' gym

The man said that he found it a funny experience.

Boris Johnson's call to 'bung a bob for Big Ben bong' fails to gather funds

It would cost half a million pounds to make Big Ben ring on 31 January.

Democratic debate: Warren appears to reject handshake with Sanders after sexism row

Warren had claimed that Sanders told her privately that he did not think a woman could be elected president.

International - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump likely to begin next Tuesday

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects the House of Representatives to send the articles of impeachment through to the upper chamber tomorrow.

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs

Greater Manchester Police’s re-launched investigation has identified 53 potential victims.

One person killed and six injured after explosion at chemical plant in north-east Spain

The incident happened in Tarragona in Catalonia.

Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban

While Benedict has sought to ease the crisis in the Vatican, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said the former pope did co-author the book.

'Scotland will decide': Nicola Sturgeon bites back as Boris Johnson rejects independence vote

The two leaders of their respective governments traded statements online today.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making the headlines this morning as we drift closer to an election.

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned?

Gambling firms’ share prices fell upon the announcement of the ban.

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.

Canada is deciding whether to cover the costs of Harry and Meghan's security

Prime minister Justin Trudeau said that Canadians were supportive of having the couple live in the country.

Heat added to earth's oceans over 25 years equals '3.6 billion Hiroshima atom bomb explosions'

Last year’s ocean temperature was about 0.075 degrees Celsius above the 1981-2010 average.

International - Monday 13 January, 2020

Machine keeps human livers alive for a week outside body

The finding may increase the number of available livers for transplant, researchers say.

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