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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Monday 29 June, 2020

'The hard reality is this is not even close to being over': WHO warning six months on from Covid-19 notification

Dr Tedros also said today that for countries that aren’t performing well with contact tracing, saying it’s difficult is a “lame excuse”.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A post-Cabinet briefing by the three leaders, Gardaí tackle Kinahan crime – and Ireland reaches Phase Three.

US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics

The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg? Money Talks This post contains videos

Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?

Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.

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Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close

Bars in seven Californian counties have been ordered to close due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the 2006-07 Premier League season? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2006-07 Premier League season?

Man United were crowned champions once again.

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack

Khairi Saadallah (25) is charged with murdering three men in England on 20 June.

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial

Fillon was accused of using public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed.

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher and its executive editor over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater”.

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Johnson says Covid-19 pandemic has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ for the UK

Leicester recorded 866 new cases of the coronavirus in the last two weeks – leading to speculation the city will be locked down again.

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

Three people killed after gunmen open fire on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

South Korea considers new lockdown measures as virus cases climb

Almost half of the new cases were reported from capital Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas.

International - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Importing Covid, Martin returns to Cork, and Trump under fire for another tweet… It’s The Fix.

From The42 Local rivals kept apart in FA Cup semi-final draw Last Four

Local rivals kept apart in FA Cup semi-final draw

Manchester United will face Chelsea, while Arsenal will square off with either Manchester City or Newcastle.

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

One further death in Ireland and the US continues to break infection rate records: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what Covid-related news is making the headlines today.

China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill

China has said it is determined to enact the law and its passage is expected by Tuesday.

Coronavirus: China cases stabilise as multiple US states report spikes in infection

Coronavirus: China cases stabilise as multiple US states report spikes in infection

South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to boost the economy.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Sunday.

Two dead after man drives into Walmart centre in California and begins shooting

Police officers shot the suspected gunman at the centre in Red Bluff after he killed one person and injured four others.

International - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Block-booking of Trump rally tickets shows power of K-pop fans as online organisers

The Trump campaign boasted than more than one million tickets were requested but just 6,200 people attended.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A new taoiseach and cabinet, six more Covid-19 deaths, and Pride… it’s The Fix.

Glasses and bottles thrown at police in violent clash between police and football fans in Liverpool

Two officers needed medical treatment for injuries to their backs after bottles were thrown at them.

Twenty-three new cases in Ireland, Florida counts record surge: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what Covid-related news is making the headlines today.

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Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour

Characters including Apu and Dr Hibbert are voiced by white actors.

Florida bans alcohol consumption in bars as virus spirals

The move came as the state’s daily coronavirus cases record was smashed again.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Saturday morning.

From The42 Unlikely comeback sets up three-in-a-row bid for Wembley-bound Irish midfielder Central Pillar

Unlikely comeback sets up three-in-a-row bid for Wembley-bound Irish midfielder

Northampton Town’s veteran Dubliner Alan McCormack is no stranger to challenging for promotion.

International - Friday 26 June, 2020

Police in Glasgow say an incident in which a man was shot dead today is not being treated as terrorism Scotland This post contains videos

Police in Glasgow say an incident in which a man was shot dead today is not being treated as terrorism

A police officer is in a critical condition in hospital.

Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike

Johnson’s comments came after the Health Secretary reminded people the Government has powers to close public spaces such as beaches.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

A new government, CMO warns against foreign travel and more sentences the Patricia O’Connor murder case… it’s The Fix.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

New coronavirus cases hit all-time high in US with over 40,000 recorded in 24 hours

The figure represents a resurgence that has led some governors to back track or at least pause the reopening of their states.

Phase Three to go ahead as planned, and worrying surge in US cases: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what Covid-related news is making the headlines today.

'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

Prime Minister Scott Morrison scolded those who were panic buying.

Man who threw boy off Tate Modern balcony 'may never be released', judge says during sentencing

The judge said Jonty Bravery’s autism spectrum disorder did not explain the attack.

'It’s for Sean Cox, smiling in Ireland right now': Liverpool CEO dedicates title win to Irish fan

Sean Cox’s family have also said the Meath man ‘couldn’t be happier’ with the victory.