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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 20 June, 2019

International - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising

The bill passed by parliament also closes the door on investigating and punishing security forces involved in repressing the protests.

Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

The Irish government has repeatedly stated the withdrawal agreement would not be reopened.

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

The writer behind Cold War spy series Deutschland '83 on why it's important never to forget your history

Anna Winger spoke to ahead of her appearance at the Dalkey Book Festival.

What is the world drinking? New data reveals which types of drink are popular around the world

The research is one of the most thorough studies on beverage consumption ever conducted.

International - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Jared Diamond: 'It would be imprudent for Ireland to give itself over to self-pity and hatred from the past'

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Jared Diamond talks about how countries recover – or don’t – from massive crises.

How many Dublin beaches are affected by the current bathing ban? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The increase that Dublin has seen in its congestion levels.

Man leaves a bag full of drugs on a Manchester tram along with his name and address

Greater Manchester Police Trafford North said on Facebook a “poor individual” had forgotten his rucksack.

'A disgusting attack': Five teens arrested after homophobic assault and robbery on London bus

The young men – aged between 15 and 18 – were arrested yesterday and today following the incident last week.

Venezuelan president orders reopening of border with Colombia

The country is suffering from shortages of food, medicine and other essentials.

From The42 520 kilometres, 214 peaks, 6 days: Former Cork hurler makes record attempt Peak Practice

520 kilometres, 214 peaks, 6 days: Former Cork hurler makes record attempt

‘Just getting around is something I’d value doing,’ says Paul Tierney. ‘That’d be an achievement in itself.’

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

The Tory leadership contenders ranked from most to least likely

Theresa May officially stepped down on Friday – but she can only move away when a replacement is found. Who is most likely to take up the role?

Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal

Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.

International - Friday 7 June, 2019

Polish minister defends hunting of beavers by claiming their tails are an aphrodisiac

The minister said hunting quotas for beavers were far from being depleted.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark Report Card

Here's how we rated Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark

The familiar foes played out a 1-1 draw in this evening’s game at Telia Parken in Copenhagen.

Uprooted tree leads to discovery of significant cocaine lab following storm in Netherlands

The discovery was made following a storm on Thursday.

Three hospital patients die after listeria outbreak linked to pre-packed sandwiches in UK

Six seriously ill hospital patients in England were found to have cases of the listeria infection.

Irish woman killed in Dubai bus crash named as 27 year-old teacher from Dublin

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance.

Theresa May has officially resigned as Conservative leader - triggering race for No 10

Until a party leader is chosen, May will remain Prime Minister.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Irish teacher killed in Dubai bus crash, Katie Taylor welcomed home in Bray and government rejects threat of action by Scotland over Rockall – here’s what made the headlines today.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

Private astronauts may soon be able to visit the ISS for $35,000 a night.

Donald Trump waves goodbye to Ireland after two-night stay at Doonbeg

He met with local school children earlier today, who were “gobsmacked” at meeting the US President.

14 lions on the loose in South Africa after escape from national park

The lions were spotted near Kruger National Park.

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Obamas sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify

The former US president and first lady have already signed a deal with Netflix to produce films, documentaries and television series.

Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping down as Conservative party leader today.

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77 RIP

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77

The Grammy award winning musician has been described today as a “radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist”.

What's next for Theresa May? Top-dollar speeches or a Brexit book (most likely)

It’s Theresa May’s last day at the helm of the Conservative Party.

International - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Death toll in Budapest boat tragedy rises to 17 as it emerges captain was already under investigation

11 people are still missing from the Mermaid sightseeing vessel which sank last week.

One dead and 22 injured after incident at US military training academy

A vehicle carrying the cadets flipped over in a rugged forest area used for training at West Point.

Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

One million new cases of STIs every single day, World Health Organisation says

Dating apps are adding fuel to the fire of complacency when it comes to using protection, the WHO said.

Photos: Leaders pay tribute to veterans as events take place to mark 75th D-Day anniversary

Trump, Macron and May formed a united front today as part of the Normandy commemorations.

FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?

A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.

Toddler killed by leopard in South African national park

The two-year-old boy was the son of a staff member.

Nurse in Germany given life sentence for murdering 85 patients

He already spent a decade in prison following a previous life sentence he received for six other murders.

From The42 'They are an embarrassment to the team': FA condemns fan behaviour Porto

'They are an embarrassment to the team': FA condemns fan behaviour

Two England supporters were arrested by police last night after ugly scenes in Porto.