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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Friday 7 December, 2018

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations

Heather Nauert was a reporter for Fox News before becoming State Department spokeswoman last year.

Former US president George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

George HW Bush died last Friday at the age 94.

'We have an independent judiciary': Justin Trudeau defends arrest of Chinese executive at request of US

Meng Wanzhou was arrested last week as she changed flights in Vancouver.

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International - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

The band rose to fame in the 1970s.

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses

In 2016, more than 100 million passengers used public transport in the country of 600,000 people.

Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months

Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.

London Mayor on Brexit during Dublin visit: 'My worry is we're sleepwalking into falling off a cliff edge'

Sadiq Khan said the British public needs to “take back control”, through a general election or a public vote on Brexit.

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From The42 Hillsborough match commander fails in attempt to halt manslaughter trial Hillsborough

Hillsborough match commander fails in attempt to halt manslaughter trial

David Duckenfield’s trial will go ahead on 14 January.

From The42 Cause of Leicester City helicopter crash revealed by investigators as accident report is published Tragedy

Cause of Leicester City helicopter crash revealed by investigators as accident report is published

A helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium killed five people on board in October.

UK Brexit Department: EU citizens 'welcome to stay' in UK if there is no deal

“We have been clear: EU citizens are our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues, and we want them to stay.”

Five missing after two US military planes crash off coast of Japan

One crew member has already been rescued and is thought to be in a stable condition.

China reacts furiously after Huawei executive arrested in Canada

Meng Wanzhou was arrested in the western city of Vancouver on 1 December.

'He was so kind, we can't believe it': Tributes paid to Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris

The 66 year-old was killed at around 12:00pm yesterday outside the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci.

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false

The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

International - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Woman suing Hilton hotels for $100 million says she was filmed naked in shower by hidden camera

The woman said the footage was then uploaded on porn websites.

French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests

Many of the “yellow vest” protesters have called for new protesters on Saturday

From The42 Much-changed Man United earn draw with Arsenal in error-ridden clash Frustration

Much-changed Man United earn draw with Arsenal in error-ridden clash

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard got the goals for the Red Devils.

Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush RIP

Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush

An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.

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UK aviation authority takes Ryanair to court over compensation claims

The CAA said that it was taking enforcement action against the budget airline after Ryanair’s decision not to compensate the customers who had flights cancelled.

Pharmacist convicted of murdering his wife in UK so he could start new life with boyfriend abroad

Mitesh Patel was today sentenced to 30 years in jail for the murder of his wife Jessica.

Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris

The French Minister for Higher Education confirmed that the man had been killed.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Spanish court upholds disputed nine-year jail sentence for 'wolf pack' sex attack gang

The five men bragged about the sexual assault in a Whatsapp group called The Pack.

Arrest in Australian cold case made famous by 'Teacher's Pet' podcast

The body of Lynette Dawson has never been recovered.

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe

Flynn admitted to lying about his contacts with Russians last year, following Trump’s November 2016 election.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

The baby girl was born in December 2017, The Lancet said.

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Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

Tsunami warning as magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes off New Caledonia

There were no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake.

International - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Nigel Farage quits UKIP, says party has become too extreme

The MEP said the party had become fixated on far-right activist Tommy Robinson.

French Prime Minister suspends fuel hikes in bid to end 'yellow vest' protests

Hundreds were arrested last weekend when protests turned into street clashes in Paris.

From The42 Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup Dispute This post contains videos

Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup

Last night was just the latest accolade for an individual who seemed destined for greatness from the outset.

Why is Theresa May facing accusations of contempt in the House of Commons?

The last time an MP was expelled from parliament for contempt was in 1947 – and that’s an interesting story in itself.

Italian police arrest Mafia 'godfather' in major raid

The suspects are accused of extortion, illegal gun possession, arson, Mafia association and other crimes, investigators said.

Dutch church holds month-long 'marathon mass' to protect refugee family from deportation

Under Dutch law, police are unable to raid places of worship while services are ongoing.

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union

The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is often followed by the court’s 27 judges.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Ballon D'Or host apologises for asking first female winner Ada Hegerberg if she knows how to 'twerk'

The awards co-host was taken aback by the reaction to his comments online.