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International - Yesterday’s News


International - Monday 16 November, 2020

Obama warns of ‘dangerous path’ amid Trump’s refusal to accept election result

The former president said he is troubled that Republican officials are humouring Donald Trump.

Hurricane Iota set to become dangerous Category 4 as it nears Central America

The area is still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Eta.

Covid-19: US virus numbers surge as Australian authorities suspend flights into Adelaide

South Australia reports its first significant outbreak since April

Manuel Merino resigns as Peru president after just five days in power

Thousands have taken to the streets in days of protests against Merino.


SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester

Ireland already has an embassy in London and consulates general in Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Boris Johnson goes into self-isolation just as he tries to relaunch premiership

The situation comes as the Prime Minister wants to move forward on Covid, education, and environmental issues.

International - Sunday 15 November, 2020

From The42 Top-ranked Dustin Johnson captures Masters in record-breaking fashion Success

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson captures Masters in record-breaking fashion

Rory McIlroy finished fifth with South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli.

Belgian racing pigeon sells for more than €1.6 million in auction

Three-year-old New Kim was the focus of a two-week bidding war.


Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests

In the capital Minsk, police wielded clubs and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators.

Trump appears to acknowledge Biden victory for first time with ‘he won’ tweet

The president’s message came as he repeated several baseless claims about the presidential vote.

TV star Des O’Connor dies after suffering fall at home

The entertainer died in hospital yesterday, his longtime agent and family friend said.

CNN's John King wants to return to Ireland to 'retrace roots'

The CNN team could anticipate by Friday of election week that Joe Biden would win the presidency, says John King.

Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot

The leader of an opposition party in Armenia was arrested yesterday after being summoned to the headquarters of the country’s security forces.


Peru president faces calls to resign after three protesters killed

Seven ministers of Peru’s cabinet resigned last night.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Fifteen countries agree world’s biggest trade pact in ‘landmark achievement’

The accord is not expected to go as far as the European Union in integrating member economies.

Ten die after fire hits Covid-19 intensive care unit in Romania

A blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for people with Covid-19 at the public hospital in the northern city of Piatra Neamt.

International - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Over 1 billion Indians celebrate Diwali amid pandemic and pollution fears

The Hindu festival is usually celebrated by socialising and exchanging gifts, but the coronavirus has cast a shadow over festivities.

Trump loyalists gather in Washington claiming election fraud

Trump yesterday broke his silence after a week without on-camera comments.

Belgium announces measures for avian flu outbreak

The risk to humans from the subtype of the flu is considered very low.


There have now been over 1.3 million deaths from Covid-19 worldwide

Over 53 million have so far been infected.

Tropical storm threatens new chaos for hurricane-hit Nicaragua and Honduras

The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Iota could bring dangerous wind, storm surge and as much as 30in of rain.

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Schools, kindergartens and daycare centres have all been shut in Greece as cases surge.

From The42 Argentina produce massive upset result with first-ever win over the All Blacks Shock

Argentina produce massive upset result with first-ever win over the All Blacks

Nicolas Sanchez scored all of the Pumas’ points in a 25-15 win in Sydney.

Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO

A vaccine won’t be able to stop Covid-19 if people are reluctant to take it, a top WHO expert has said.

Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death

A former soldier died in Belarus after he was arrested in the capital earlier this week.

Trump supporters set to descend on Washington DC for 'Million MAGA March'

Various disparate groups of Trump supporters are planning to attend.

International - Friday 13 November, 2020

Medics treating patients in their cars as hospitals becoming overwhelmed in Italian city of Naples

“We have almost no more beds available,” Rodolfo Punzi, head of the hospital’s infectious disease department said.

Man on the run for 50 years after giving police the slip at his grandmother's funeral arrested by the FBI

Leonard Moses adopted a new identity and became a travelling pharmacist in Michigan.

Trump makes first public comments in over a week... but doesn't mention the election

This was Trump’s first public remarks since 5 November, when he falsely claimed to have won the election.

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media

Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flip’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996.

Nurse (30) accused of murdering eight babies in England appears in court

Lucy Letby, aged 30, is alleged to have murdered five baby boys and three baby girls.

New York restaurants and bars to close at 10pm to ease pressure on hospitals

“The cavalry is coming, but don’t put your weapons down,” Dr Anthony Fauci said this week about the success of the Pfizer vaccine.

Two people killed in an apparent steam explosion at a US veterans' hospital

West Haven firefighters described it as a “steam explosion” at a facilities building a short distance from the hospital.

Seven men jailed for dissident republican activity 'represent a grave danger to community'

A combined 50 terrorist offences form part of the convictions.

Yorkshire police apologise for 'tone and terminology' used in 1970s to refer to Peter Sutcliffe's victims

Richard McCann, who was only five years old when his mother was murdered, had called on the police to apologise.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe dies in hospital aged 74

He was serving a whole life term for murdering 13 women across Yorkshire