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International - Yesterday’s News


International - Monday 20 January, 2020

Two killed and five injured after man opens fire at Texas concert

Police are hunting for the offender who fled the scene.

Malaysia sends containers of rubbish back to 13 countries saying it will not become 'garbage dump'

Of the 150 shipping containers, 43 were returned to France, 42 to Britain, 17 to the US and 11 to Canada.

'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally

The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way

A phone call to the Ukrainian president and some withheld funding sparked a chain of events leading to the US Senate floor this week.

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

Two men arrested after three killed in clash between ‘Sikh groups’ in London

The Metropolitan Police said the victims are believed to be aged in their 20s or 30s.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Nine people killed after bridge collapses in Indonesia

Around 30 people were on the bridge when it collapsed.

World's billionaires have more wealth than 60% of the global population, Oxfam says

A new report by Oxfam has found that the number of billionaires has doubled in the past decade.

Third person killed by SARS-like illness as virus spreads to fourth country

Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 130 new cases of the virus.

Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at giving up titles and patronages

“We are taking a leap of faith – thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step,” Prince Harry told supporters of his charity.

International - Sunday 19 January, 2020

The Death Row lawyer: 'If enough people say you should be executed, you start to believe it yourself'

The real-life work of US lawyer Bryan Stevenson hit the screens in Ireland this weekend with the film Just Mercy.

From The42 Leinster to face Saracens as Champions Cup quarter-final ties are confirmed Last Eight

Leinster to face Saracens as Champions Cup quarter-final ties are confirmed

Ulster will play Toulouse away from home.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made headlines today.

From The42 Van Dijk and Salah send Liverpool 16 points clear at the top On The Virg

Van Dijk and Salah send Liverpool 16 points clear at the top

Manchester United were beaten 2-0 at Anfield.

Dutch police arrest four after foiled jailbreak

Pictures from the scene showed the partially burnt white van parked outside the prison gate.

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

Netflix chief confirms streaming giant interested in deal with Harry and Meghan

The couple last night announced that they will stop using HRH titles.

Sitdown Sunday: The sinking of the Estonia

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

Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China

Two men in their 60’s — one with severe pre-existing conditions — have died from the illness.

Trump's legal team slams impeachment charges as 'brazen and unlawful'

The impeachment trial is set to begin next Tuesday.

International - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the news today.

Harry and Meghan will drop their official titles as details of split from British royal family emerge

The deal between the royals has been hammered out.

Panama sends police reinforcements to remote area after sect sacrifice

The rituals took place on a ranch that was surrounded by dense vegetation making it invisible to the outside world.

Canadians awake to record-breaking snowfall as emergency called

Snowfall of 76.2cm was recorded at St John’s International Airport in Newfoundland yesterday.

Simpsons actor says he'll no longer voice Apu after controversy

The character has been voiced by a white actor since his arrival in Springfield.

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

Scale of SARS-like virus in China likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists warn

Authorities in China say two people have died and at least 45 have been infected.

From The42 From saving a Michael Owen penalty to setting up another Liverpool clash 18 years later Above Average Joe

From saving a Michael Owen penalty to setting up another Liverpool clash 18 years later

On Tuesday, veteran Irish goalkeeper Joe Murphy helped Shrewsbury Town to set up a dream FA Cup tie.

International - Friday 17 January, 2020

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

Late passenger who caused bomb scare in Gatwick to try catch flight jailed

Rashidul Islam actually managed to check in for his flight before he was then arrested at the gate.

From The42 Liverpool are 17 games from greatness Talking Point

Liverpool are 17 games from greatness

The Reds are on course to win a first league title since 1990.

Ken Starr - who was at centre of Clinton's impeachment in 1990s - joins Trump's defence team

Celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz is also part of the defence team in the Senate impeachment hearing into Donald Trump.

Pub crawls and happy hours to be banned in parts of holiday islands Mallorca and Ibiza

Fines for offences will range from €6,000 to €600,000.

Canada will provide money to families of those in plane shot down by Iran

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the families will each receive 25,000 Canadian dollars

Man arrested in Northern Ireland suspected of trying to sell 12 billion stolen passwords online

Another man was arrested by police in the Netherlands.

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The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies

The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops