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May 2023
# Portugal
Officers flatten excavation site and dig holes as Madeleine McCann searches conclude
Portuguese police confirmed the search concluded today and materials had been sent to Germany for testing.
# Nakano
Three people, including two police, dead after attack by man with rifle and knife in Japan
A suspect with a rifle and knife was holed up inside a building, police and media reports added.
# Downing Street
Man arrested in London after car crashes into gates of Downing Street
Images on social media showed a vehicle crashed into the gates, surrounded by emergency vehicles.
Five ways to secure a better financial future
Time to take a look at your personal finances and set yourself up for the future.
# Ukraine
Wagner mercenary group says it is leaving its positions in Bakhmut to regular Russian army
‘We are withdrawing units from Bakhmut today. We are handing over positions to the military, ammunition and everything,’ Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin said.
# LA
17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing Los Angeles bridge for ‘social media broadcast’
The bridge opened last year and has quickly become a hotspot for social media stunts.
# Ron DeSantis
DeSantis mocked by Trump and Biden for glitchy campaign announcement on Twitter
Technical difficulties marred the official launch of DeSantis’ presidential campaign, which was hosted on Twitter yesterday.
Issue of impartiality at BBC is ‘almost unresolvable’, Gary Lineker says
The former England striker’s comments come as he received an award for his commitment to promoting human rights.
QUIZ: Try and score top marks in this quiz from the National Dairy Council
Test your knowledge of how Irish farmers are working to protect our water.
Tina Turner: The Queen of rock ‘n’ roll with a commanding stage presence
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee.
# US Election
Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis has officially launched his presidential campaign
The 44-year-old governor has filed a declaration of candidacy for US president.
# Jailed
Rapper Fetty Wap jailed for six years for his part in New York-based drug trafficking plot
He was arrested in 2021 on charges of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City area.
# Sudan
Fighting in Sudan has displaced more than 1.3 million people, says UN
Violence erupted in April after months of escalating tensions between rival generals Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
# tiktok
UK teen given criminal behaviour order after entering home for TikTok ‘prank’
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court after he filmed himself entering a stranger’s living room.
# Madeleine McCann
Police in Portugal begin digging in woodland in fresh Madeleine McCann searches
Officers spent hours cutting back the undergrowth at Barragem do Arade today.
# Russia
Russia vows 'extremely' harsh response to incursions from Ukraine after attack on Belgorod
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that the territory was targeted overnight by numerous drones.
# Cardiff
Family of teenager killed in Wales crash appeal for peace after locals riot against police
Tensions spilled over into rioting which saw missiles and fireworks thrown at the police and cars set alight.
# Paris 2024
Homeless people to be moved out of Paris ahead of 2024 Olympics
The French government claim there will be a shortage of accommodation in Paris during the Rugby World Cup from September and the Olympics next summer.
# Royal Visit
PSNI detective John Caldwell makes first public appearance since attack at King Charles event
Charles and Camilla arrived at Hazelbank Park in Co Antrim to cheers from waiting members of the public this afternoon.
# War in Ukraine
Russian Wagner group has lost 20,000 fighters in battle for Bakhmut, founder says
Yevgeny Prigozhin also said the Kremlin’s forces have killed civilians during the war.
# Taser tragedy
95-year-old woman tased by Australian police dies in hospital
Police have said they do not plan to release police body-worn video of the tasering.
# White House
'Anti-woke' Florida governor Ron DeSantis prepares US presidential bid but can he top Trump?
DeSantis will go toe-to-toe with Trump to be the Republican nominee, but there was a time when relations were much more harmonious between the two.
# Pride
US retailer Target withdraws Pride themed products after violent confrontations at stores
Target and other retailers including Walmart and H&M have been expanding their LGBT+ displays to celebrate Pride month for roughly a decade.
# US abortion rights
South Carolina to become the latest US state to restrict abortion to within six weeks
A previous six-week ban in South Carolina had been overturned by the state Supreme Court.
# us 2024
Ron DeSantis ‘to announce 2024 US presidential bid on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk’
Ron DeSantis has long been seen as Donald Trump’s leading rival for the Republican nomination.
# Literature
Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov wins 2023 International Booker Prize
He shares the prize with the book’s translator Angela Rodel.
# War in Ukraine
Russia says it deployed jets and artillery to destroy armed group attacking its border
The Kremlin voiced “deep concern” after explosive strikes had forced civilians from border villages to flee.
# Streaming
Netflix expands its crackdown on households sharing passwords worldwide
“A Netflix account is for use by one household,” the company said in a statement.
# hush money
Trump told not to post evidence online during hush money case
Trump denies 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up alleged hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
# pandemic
Boris Johnson reported to police over new ‘potential lockdown breaches’
The Metropolitan Police said it was ‘currently assessing’ details it had received relating to incidents between June 2020 and May 2021.
# Khartoum
Bombardments, bandit raids and carjackings: Life in Sudan for the Irish aid agency staff
There are 230 Goal aid workers still in the African country where fighting has continued despite multiple ceasefires.
# Wales
CCTV shows police vehicle following bike ahead of fatal crash in Cardiff that sparked riot
Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, were killed in the Ely area of Cardiff yesterday while riding an electric bike.
# Switzerland
Geneva airport briefly closed as climate activists stage protest against private jet fair
Seven flights were diverted and others were delayed.
# Madeleine McCann
Portuguese police carry out new searches at reservoir in Madeleine McCann case
McCann was three years old when she went missing from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007
# duke of sussex
Britain's Prince Harry loses bid for second legal challenge over security arrangements when in UK
Harry asked for permission to bring a challenge over a decision that he should not be allowed to pay privately for his protective security in the UK.
# Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris – from beloved entertainer to convicted sex offender
The former star experienced a complete fall from grace after he was jailed for his crimes.
# just stop oil
Climate change protesters delay Shell AGM for over an hour trying to storm stage
The annual meeting was delayed more than an hour as protesters shouted, sang and chanted.
# apple tax row
EU commission's appeal against €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling to be heard today
Successive Irish Governments and Apple have argued that the company does not owe the State the allegedly unpaid tax.
# Debt limit
Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy hold 'productive' debt ceiling talks but no deal yet
Republicans are insisting that averting a default must be paired with deep cuts to bring down the country’s €29.4 trillion debt.
# raab see exit
Former British justice secretary Dominic Raab to stand down as MP at next general election
The former deputy prime minister resigned last month after a bullying inquiry.
# global biodiversity
Close to half of animal species on the world's surface are in decline, research finds
It found that 48% of species on Earth are currently undergoing declines in population sizes, whereas less than 3% are increasing in population size.