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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 20 June, 2019

International - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Support drops for Fine Gael, hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong and Bloomsday celebration held in Dublin.

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

Tens of thousands hit Hong Kong streets in anger at extradition law

Protesters are calling for the city’s leader Carrie Lam to step down; Lam apologised again today.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Sit back with a cup of coffee – here’s what’s in the headlines today.

From The42 'There was an absolute moment where the light goes from his eyes' Living Legend This post contains videos

'There was an absolute moment where the light goes from his eyes'

Asif Kapadia’s new film tells the bittersweet story of a deeply flawed genius who captured the hearts of a nation.

From The42 'When you smell it and live it and see kids dying, it's very hard not to do something about it' Tribe Tale

'When you smell it and live it and see kids dying, it's very hard not to do something about it'

Former Galway dual star Alan Kerins shares the brilliant story of his remarkable work in Africa.

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International - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Priests and worshippers in hard hats attend Notre Dame's first mass since fire

Only around 10% of money pledged for the cathedral’s reconstruction has been donated so far.

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96 RIP

Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96

Internationally, he is best known for having directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

The ruling comes after the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Hong Kong, Nial Ring, and Love Island are all in the headlines this morning.

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests

More mass protests are expected today, forcing politicians to consider putting the bill on hold to “cool citizens down”.

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

International - Friday 14 June, 2019

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children

Meanwhile, Jessica Biel has said she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions.

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency

The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.

Man and teenage girl arrested over suspicious death of Irishman in London

The body of Adrian Murphy (43) was found at a block of flats on Lombard Road, Battersea, London on 4 June.

Thousands of women dressed in purple strike in Switzerland over equal pay

Women in Switzerland on average still earn 20% less than men.

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How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

EU says 'Russian sources' tried to undermine European election vote

The commission said it will take time to determine the “scope and impact” of the disinformation campaigns.

Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race

Hancock received just 20 votes in the first ballot of 313 Tory MPs.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s a round-up of this morning’s news.

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

Man accused of killing 51 people in Christchurch mosque massacre smiles and pleads not guilty

Self-proclaimed white supremacist Brenton Tarrant appeared in court via audio-visual link.

International - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border

The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.

Police release footage of moment 5-month-old baby rescued from kidnapping in UK Kidnapping This post contains videos

Police release footage of moment 5-month-old baby rescued from kidnapping in UK

35-year-old James Dempsey was jailed for 27 months today over the incident.

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show

Brand make a joke about throwing battery acid at “unpleasant characters” rather than milkshakes.

UK interior minister certifies US request to extradite Julian Assange

This move now opens the way for a court battle.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Froome in intensive care after crashing at 54kmph while attempting to blow his nose Recovery

Froome in intensive care after crashing at 54kmph while attempting to blow his nose

Team INEOS’ star rider Chris Froome broke several bones in a crash that ruled him out of the Tour de France.

Donald Trump has revealed the new look for the redesigned Air Force One Get Off My Plane This post contains videos

Donald Trump has revealed the new look for the redesigned Air Force One

The new fleet is slated to enter service in 2024.

Boris Johnson surges to top of the table as Conservative MPs vote for leader

Three candidates have been eliminated.

At least 31 children in India killed by toxin in lychee fruit

The disease claimed a record 150 lives in 2014.

Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill

Protesters were met yesterday with police officers who sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Cataract surgery waiting lists, Donald Trump and election meddling, and the Conservative party leadership hustings – here’s what’s happening.

'There's nothing wrong with listening' - Trump says he may take information from foreign country in 2020 race Meddling This post contains videos

'There's nothing wrong with listening' - Trump says he may take information from foreign country in 2020 race

The president’s remarks came on the same day that his son Donald Jr was grilled by US senators about his contacts with Russians.

International - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

From The42 Contentious penalty puts hosts France on brink of last 16 despite mind-boggling own goal Norwegian Blues This post contains a poll

Contentious penalty puts hosts France on brink of last 16 despite mind-boggling own goal

Eugenie Le Sommer kept her cool from the spot to steer Les Bleus towards the next phase.

Russian police arrest hundreds at protest following release of detained journalist

Ivan Golunov was detained last week after being charged with attempting to deal a “large amount” of drugs.