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International - Today’s News

Bob Odenkirk in 'stable condition' after collapsing on Better Call Saul set
# S'ALL GOOD
# S'ALL GOOD

Bob Odenkirk in 'stable condition' after collapsing on Better Call Saul set

4 hours ago 17,975 Views 6 Comments

Odenkirk, 58, was filming the final season of the Netflix show.

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block

4 hours ago 14,761 Views 17 Comments

The MV Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for six days in late March.

Court rejects new trial bid in Making A Murderer case
# Denied
# Denied

Court rejects new trial bid in Making A Murderer case

6 hours ago 21,370 Views 16 Comments

Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach, a case that became the focus of a popular Netflix series.

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at 72
# RIP
# RIP

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at 72

7 hours ago 19,803 Views 14 Comments

Guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston.

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

8 hours ago 12,510 Views 17 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

International - Yesterday’s News

Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry
# 1974
# 1974

Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry

16 hours ago 10,774 Views 13 Comments

Julie Hambleton was among those who met with Priti Patel today.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 8,306 Views 0 Comments

A rise in divorce applications, ancient sponges and Joe Canning made headlines today.

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life
# Neoproterozoic Era
# Neoproterozoic Era

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life

19 hours ago 19,915 Views 14 Comments

If verified, the fossils may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

'True hero, true blue' Seamus Coleman signs new Everton deal
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

'True hero, true blue' Seamus Coleman signs new Everton deal

Updated 20 hours ago 20,076 Views 8 Comments

The Blues and Republic of Ireland skipper is staying at Goodison Park until 2023.

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

23 hours ago 24,916 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows

Wed 1:51 PM 26,214 Views 16 Comments

The lockdown of Australia’s largest city will last at least until 28 August.

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour

Wed 11:52 AM 32,910 Views 49 Comments

The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal
# Within Her Means
From The42
# Within Her Means

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal

Updated Wed 8:34 AM 73,439 Views 47 Comments

Siobhan Haughey has created history in the pool today.

International - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot

Tue 9:17 PM 25,497 Views 115 Comments

The gripping accounts served as opening testimony in a House investigation of the attack.

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility

Updated Tue 8:09 PM 31,120 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout
# More Than He Can Chew
From The42
# More Than He Can Chew

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout

Updated Tue 5:02 PM 46,340 Views 15 Comments

A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions ‘intolerable.’

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
# Angelo Becciu
# Angelo Becciu

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

Tue 12:21 PM 19,235 Views 29 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
# Plain Sailing
From The42
# Plain Sailing

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race

Updated Tue 9:51 AM 20,928 Views 6 Comments

It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
From The42
# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated Tue 9:32 AM 51,960 Views 53 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister
# Kais Saied
# Kais Saied

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister

Tue 9:12 AM 11,267 Views 5 Comments

Police intervened on Monday to prevent clashes outside the parliament building.

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified
# Surfside
# Surfside

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified

Tue 8:43 AM 17,861 Views 7 Comments

98 were killed when the residential building collapsed last month.

International - Monday 26 July, 2021

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
# Travel
# Travel

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases

Updated Mon 10:50 PM 40,717 Views 19 Comments

“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West
# United States
# United States

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West

Mon 10:39 PM 9,241 Views 5 Comments

The blaze had already levelled at least 16 houses and other structures

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Mon 6:00 PM 27,097 Views 13 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Mon 3:00 PM 63,532 Views 26 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day
# Floods
# Floods

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day

Updated Mon 1:30 PM 49,411 Views 7 Comments

One hospital had to cancel all planned surgery and outpatient appointments due to flooding.

Ronan Keating agrees phone-hacking settlement at London High Court
# Rollercoaster
# Rollercoaster

Ronan Keating agrees phone-hacking settlement at London High Court

Mon 11:19 AM 31,844 Views 35 Comments

The singer and TV presenter claimed his voicemail messages had been intercepted by News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers.

Home and Away actor Dieter Brummer dies aged 45
# Shane Parrish
# Shane Parrish

Home and Away actor Dieter Brummer dies aged 45

Mon 10:58 AM 86,846 Views 13 Comments

Brummer’s body was discovered at his home in Sydney on Saturday.

Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns
# Australia
# Australia

Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns

Mon 7:38 AM 18,824 Views 6 Comments

The two cities are set to see restrictions ease on Wednesday.

International - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold
# Confusion
From The42
# Confusion

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold

Sun 10:15 PM 85,054 Views 13 Comments

Annemiek van Vleuten thought she had won gold when she crossed the line 75 seconds after Anna Kiesenhofer.

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
# Dixie Fire
# Dixie Fire

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat

Sun 7:46 PM 15,855 Views 1 Comment

Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.

US faces ‘unnecessary predicament’ due to unvaccinated Americans, says Fauci
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

US faces ‘unnecessary predicament’ due to unvaccinated Americans, says Fauci

Sun 5:17 PM 37,837 Views 75 Comments

Dr Anthony Fauci said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is ‘under active consideration’.

Ten killed, 45 injured as bus crashes off road in Croatia
# Slavonski Brod
# Slavonski Brod

Ten killed, 45 injured as bus crashes off road in Croatia

Sun 12:58 PM 28,096 Views 5 Comments

Police said the bus, with 60 people on board, had Kosovo licence plates and was on a regular route from Germany to the Kosovan capital, Pristina.

UK health secretary apologises for suggesting people ‘cower’ from Covid
# Sorry Folks
# Sorry Folks

UK health secretary apologises for suggesting people ‘cower’ from Covid

Sun 12:21 PM 25,509 Views 36 Comments

Sajid Javid conceded it was a ‘poor choice of word’.

Sitdown Sunday: 'I'll keep searching for missing Esther'
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: 'I'll keep searching for missing Esther'

Sun 9:00 AM 26,404 Views 0 Comments

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

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'

Sun 8:00 AM 24,135 Views 1 Comment

Two of Jeremy Lyons’ athletes at Dublin Sprint Club, Sophie Becker and Cillín Greene, are at the Olympic Games. The late Craig Lynch’s legacy will always live on in the group.

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