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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'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.

Letter from Albert Einstein calling God a 'product of human weaknesses' sells for record €2.55 million

The letter was written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind.

'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.

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.

International - Monday 3 December, 2018

Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'

Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health of migrants on Nauru is the worst it has seen.

From The42 First ever female Ballon D'Or winner asked if she knows how to 'twerk' after stirring acceptance speech Ada Hegerberg This post contains videos

First ever female Ballon D'Or winner asked if she knows how to 'twerk' after stirring acceptance speech

Ada Hegerberg later danced briefly to ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ with host Martin Solveig, who approached her to discuss the incident after the ceremony.

From The42 Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or Top Of The Tree

Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe was named the best player of the year under the age of 21 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Rise in rough sleepers, Brexit legal advice and an English language college closing had everyone talking today.

Frenchman (72) at centre of Nobel Literature Prize scandal jailed for rape by appeals court

72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault was convicted by a Stockholm appeals court of raping a young woman in October 2011.

David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon'

The TV presenter (92) issued an appeal to world leaders at a UN climate summit.

Brexit legal advice says deal offers indefinite Irish backstop

Theresa May’s government has given in to pressure from all sides to publish the advice.

Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel

Eight others were sentenced to hard labour ranging from six to 15 years.

Court rejects 69-year-old Dutch man's request to be 20 years younger

Emile Ratelband said “The rejection of (the) court is great… because they give all kinds of angles where we can… appeal.”

The yellow vests: Dozens block fuel depot as PM to meet with protesters

Around 1,000 students shouting “Macron resign!” demonstrated in the city of Nice today – some wearing high-vis jackets.

'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies he was replaced by a lookalike

The rumours stem from the president’s ill health.

NYPD recovers ring that fell down grate after proposal Grateful This post contains videos

NYPD recovers ring that fell down grate after proposal

CCTV footage of a British couple trying to retrieve the ring went viral at the weekend.

'Incredibly unusual times': DUP and Labour alliance described as 'strange, perhaps unholy'

The parties both want Theresa May to publish the legal advice she received about Brexit.

Pressure mounts on May to publish Brexit legal advice, as Gove says People's Vote is possible

Michael Gove admitted that a second Brexit referendum was possible, but added that it would “rip apart the social fabric” of the UK.