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International - Monday 30 November, 2020

From The42 Man United's Cavani could face disciplinary charge for using racial term on Instagram In Hot Water

Man United's Cavani could face disciplinary charge for using racial term on Instagram

The Uruguayan striker replied to a message of congratulations following his two goals against Southampton.

'I've nothing to hide': Maradona's doctor defends treatment of 'unmanageable' patient

A preliminary autopsy report established that Maradona died in his sleep of “acute lung oedema and chronic heart failure”.

Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island

The fire on the world’s largest sand island, off Australia’s east coast, has been raging for more than six weeks.

Joe Biden suffers hairline fractures in foot while playing with dog

“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” his doctor said.

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International - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Mark Hamill leads tributes to Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse following death

David Prowse, the British actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85.

UK Culture Secretary to write to Netflix amid fears The Crown could damage the image of British royals

Oliver Dowden feels Netflix should put a ‘health warning’ before each episode of the series.

Four French police officers appear in court after being filmed appearing to beat black music producer

The four officers are under investigation for ‘violence with a racist motive’.

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures

The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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Poll: Who is the greatest movie villain of all time?

Who was the most villainous of all?

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Mysterious metal monolith discovered in US desert disappears

The object of unknown origin appeared in Utah earlier this month.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

International - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s your round-up of what made headlines today.

UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.

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Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel

The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.

Europe's Covid-19 death toll crosses 400,000

Europe is the second worst-hit region in the world.

'Cannabis clubs' operating in Spain linked to John Gilligan drug trafficking gang

Gilligan was arrested in Spain last month.

Protests over new security law planned across France

Dozens of rallies are taking place against a controversial Bill which would restrict sharing images of police.

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Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

From The42 Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton Frustration

Late drama sees Liverpool held by Brighton

A last-gasp penalty denied the Reds a victory.

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'

A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Argentine prosecutors investigate whether death of Diego Maradona involved medical negligence

Maradona’s lawyer has been leading calls for such an investigation.

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International - Friday 27 November, 2020

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Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in hospital from wounds suffered during an attack by “armed terrorists”, the country’s defence ministry said.

From The42 Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

There’s plenty of live action to look forward to this weekend.

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

Ethiopian prime minister rejects dialogue with Tigray leaders amid fears of assault on regional capital

People are fleeing the Tigray capital in fear of an imminent government offensive.

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Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

From The42 Fans gather along roads to bid farewell as Maradona buried in private ceremony RIP

Fans gather along roads to bid farewell as Maradona buried in private ceremony

Only family members and close friends were permitted to attend the burial of the football icon.

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population

More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 from next week.

US Supreme Court blocks New York's coronavirus limits on religious gatherings

It’s being viewed as an indication of the court’s new conservative weighting.

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UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.

Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win

Trump has so far refused to concede this month’s election.

International - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

From The42 Anton on John Terry: 'All I know is that I didn’t feel like the victim in that room' John Terry

Anton on John Terry: 'All I know is that I didn’t feel like the victim in that room'

John Terry was found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand by an independent disciplinary panel in September 2012.

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.