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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 'White Lives Matter' banner condemned as Man City crush Burnley to delay Liverpool title party Big Win

'White Lives Matter' banner condemned as Man City crush Burnley to delay Liverpool title party

Burnley say that those who are responsible for the banner ‘are not welcome at Turf Moor.’

US work visa ban broadened and extended until the end of 2020, J1 and H1-B visas included

The ban will now included H1-B visas, the most-commonly used visa by Irish people moving to the US.

Joel Schumacher, director of Falling Down, Batman Forever and Veronica Guerin, dies aged 80 RIP

Joel Schumacher, director of Falling Down, Batman Forever and Veronica Guerin, dies aged 80

The filmmaker died after a year-long battle with cancer, US media reports.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the 2005-06 Premier League season? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2005-06 Premier League season?

Roy Keane left Man United and Chelsea were crowned champions for the second successive year.

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Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

It was known as a ‘ring of fire’ because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun

From The42 Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test Red Handed

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test

The AFL has banned contact training for large groups while Tyrone’s McKenna is coming under huge scrutiny.

'This pandemic is still accelerating': Biggest global daily increases in Covid-19 cases recorded over weekend

There were 183,000 new virus cases registered in a 24-hour period, the World Health Organisation reported.

Two statues relating to France's colonial era daubed in paint in Paris

Statues of Voltaire and Hubert Lyautey were daubed in red paint as part of wider protests since the George Floyd killing in the US.

In Germany, the important R number of Covid-19 cases has risen to 2.88

In Ireland, health authorities have repeatedly stressed the need to keep the R number below 1.

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Kim Jong Un 'gets huge laugh' over Trump's perception of relationship, ex-aide John Bolton claims

Bolton spoke to ABC News for his first interview ahead of tomorrow’s release of his tell-all book.

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.

Terror suspect held over killing of three people in Reading park had come to attention of MI5

Khairi Saadallah remains in custody over the knife attack in the English town west of London on Saturday.

International - Sunday 21 June, 2020

From The42 Liverpool drop points for third time this season in lacklustre Merseyside derby Report

Liverpool drop points for third time this season in lacklustre Merseyside derby

Everton were well worth their point, as they left the Reds frustrated.

From The42 As it happened: Everton v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Everton v Liverpool, Premier League

Liverpool faced Everton, as the Reds sought to take a big step towards Premier League glory.

Indonesia’s most active volcano spews ash and hot gas 6km into the sky

Several villages on the main island of Java were blanketed by clouds of ash from Mount Merapi today.

Tom Petty's family hit out at Trump's use of I Won't Back Down at Tulsa rally

In a statement posted on Petty’s Twitter account, his family said Trump was “in no way authorized to use this song.”

Stabbings in Reading declared a 'terrorist incident' by UK police

Three people have died and another three are seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park.

Universities face huge losses as thousands of international students delay accepting course offers

Some universities are offering online only study options but others will require the students to move to Ireland for their course.

Trump defends handling of pandemic at low turnout rally in Oklahoma

The president ignored health warnings to hold his first rally in 110 days.

From The42 A horrific accident left him on the brink of death. One year later, he was champion of the world Resilience This post contains videos

A horrific accident left him on the brink of death. One year later, he was champion of the world

Maurice Hamilton chats to The42 about the extraordinary life and career of Niki Lauda.

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea

It has also emerged US President Donald Trump told health officials to reduce testing.

'People die in a surprisingly short amount of time': Call for urgent intervention as war-torn Yemen battles Covid-19

Experts have warned that Yemen’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse.

Prosecutor overseeing investigations into Trump allies removed from job

Geoffrey Berman is the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

International - Saturday 20 June, 2020

A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park

The incident is believed to be terror-related.

Two more deaths in Ireland, Brazil hits one million cases: Today's Covid-19 main points

The Department of Health last night confirmed two more people have died from Covid-19.

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal

Obadiah Moyo (66) was arrested last night following investigations brought by the country’s anti-graft commission.

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules

John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.

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From The42 Aaron Connolly creates the winner as Arsenal collapse in late defeat to Brighton Drama

Aaron Connolly creates the winner as Arsenal collapse in late defeat to Brighton

Champions League football looks a distant dream for Mikel Arteta’s side following an eighth league defeat of the season.

China planning to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong

The bureau would be used to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security.

Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth

The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the US Capitol.

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus

The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.

Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again

Victoria’s premier said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ at the increase, although relatively small, in recent days.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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US Justice Department puts pressure on New York prosecutor investigating Trump allies to resign

The Manhattan prosecutor said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would continue

From tigers in the tank to no 'Christmas-tree' EU report: A wild week in Brexit talks

Agreement on momentum, but it doesn’t take too deep a look to see the tensions.

International - Friday 19 June, 2020

US police officer involved in shooting of Breonna Taylor set to be fired

Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in March this year.

Sofa Watch: A socially distant Father's Day and Daniel O'Donnell does Kangoo Jumping

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators

The Irish Travel Agents Association said the industry has seen a drop of 98% in business over the past three months.

Lord Of The Rings and Chariots Of Fire star Ian Holm dies aged 88 RIP

Lord Of The Rings and Chariots Of Fire star Ian Holm dies aged 88

The actor died peacefully in hospital.

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From The42 Brian Moore backs calls for English rugby to ditch 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' Review

Brian Moore backs calls for English rugby to ditch 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

‘Things that were normal then should not necessarily be normal now,’ said the former England hooker.