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International - Friday 10 January, 2020

Woman who posed as a boy to sexually assault teenage girls is jailed for eight years

The woman concealed her hair beneath a baseball cap and baggy clothes.

Primary student kills teacher and wounds five others in Mexico school shooting

The incident took place in the northern Mexico city of Torreon.

Broadcaster wins equal pay case against BBC over male presenter earning over six times more

Samira Ahmed asked why she was paid £465 an episode of Newswatch when Jeremy Vine got £3,000 per episode of Points of View.

'Designed by clowns': Boeing staff mocked regulators before grounded 737 MAX was certified

Emails released by the company last night show staff bragging they could get the jet certified despite safety concerns.


The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran Plane Crash This post contains videos

Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran

American, British and Canadian officials say intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down the plane.

Brazil's Supreme Court backs Netflix in 'gay jesus' TV show case

A lower court had ordered that the film be pulled to calm anger over the show.

Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran

Trump said he had no plans to take further military action.

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

International - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Two arrested in UK on suspicion of murder after death of two-year-old boy

A 36-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman are in police custody.

Queen orders 'workable solution' for Harry and Meghan's future 'within days'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar earlier today wished Harry and Meghan well in their bid to remove themselves from royal duty.

'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say

The plane crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

When Leo met Martin, The Wolfe Tones, and the royals – it’s The Fix.


The Withdrawal Deal Bill just sailed through the House of Commons by 330 votes to 231

The deal covers areas including EU citizen’s rights, customs arrangements in Northern Ireland and and a transition period.

Gay MP says she'll report matter to police after unionist Lord Maginnis allegedly called her a 'queer'

SNP MP Hannah Bardell has said she considered the alleged utterance to be a “hate crime”.

Ukrainian plane 'turned back' before crashing in Iran as authorities probe 'seven scenarios'

The crash, which killed 176 people, happened shortly after the plane took off yesterday.

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win

The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.

'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans

Officials have repeatedly claimed a threat to Americans in the Middle East led to the killing.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Justin Bieber reveals he is suffering from Lyme disease

The 25-year-old said he will address his struggle with the illness in an upcoming documentary.

'Megxit', 'Queen's fury': The UK (and US) papers are having a field day over the bombshell royal news

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are quitting royal life.

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

International - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Queen was kept in the dark about Harry and Meghan's decision to announce a 'step back' from royal duties

It comes amid speculation of a fall out between Prince Harry and brother Will.

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

'Child stowaway' found dead in plane's undercarriage at Paris airport

Sources close to the investigation told AFP the boy was about 10 years of age.

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.


The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes

There were no casualties after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles in the early hours of this morning.

Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip

Von der Leyen says the UK could lose access if the Brexit transition is not extended.

Former Nissan boss makes first public appearance since fleeing Japan

He claims Japanese prosecutors said they would go after his family if he did not confess.

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops

While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”

Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran Tehran This post contains videos

Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran

The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

British teenager convicted of lying over Cyprus rape returns to UK vowing to clear her name

The 19-year-old woman was handed a four-month jail term, suspended for three years.

International - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Boeing recommends using 737 Max simulator training before returning grounded planes to service

Two deadly crashes put the plane model out of action for months.

Father of UK's most prolific serial rapist says his son's sentence 'fits his crimes'

The 36-year-old went out in the early hours of the morning, hunting for lone, drunk young men around nightclubs near his flat.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Broadcaster Marian Finucane is laid to rest, the Government cancels the contentious RIC event, and Weinstein is up in court – It’s The Fix.

From The42 As it happened: Man United v Man City, EFL Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Man United v Man City, EFL Cup semi-final

Man United faced Man City at Old Trafford tonight.

Further potential victims of serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga come forward

The Indonesian student was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years after he was convicted of drugging 48 men.