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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Suspect arrested over major data leak targeting German officials including Angela Merkel

The information comprised addresses, phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn tell court he was 'wrongly accused and unfairly detained'

Ghosn was arrested in November on suspicion of under-declaring his income by some €38 million between 2010 and 2015.

Trump to address the nation live tonight as he nears showdown on Mexico border wall

Trump has also pledged a “prudent” US withdrawal of troops of Syria.

Two Irishmen charged with murder after man dies following attack in Sydney

A 66-year-old man died yesterday following injuries sustained in an attack in late December.

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Opinion: How could a second Brexit referendum be undemocratic?

Changing your course of action based on your circumstances is considered common sense for individuals, companies, and governments, so why should Brexit be any different?

International - Monday 7 January, 2019

Man tries to rob female UFC star in Rio - immediately regrets decision

The attempted crime happened late on Saturday.

Pro-EU MP Anna Soubry criticises police after group of protesters call her 'Nazi' outside UK parliament

Anna Soubry was forced to stop after being heckled as she conducted interviews on BBC and Sky News.

From The42 Wolves dump Liverpool out of FA Cup after Neves' moment of magic Report This post contains videos

Wolves dump Liverpool out of FA Cup after Neves' moment of magic

The Reds have become the sixth Premier League side to exit the competition.

Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse.

47 Irish people deported from US in 2018 as figure more than doubles in three years

According to customs officials, removals are essential to “the integrity of the nation’s lawful immigration system”.

'Too little too late': Hauliers slam no-deal Brexit rehearsal as 'window dressing'

‘Operation Brock’ began this morning with trucks travelling from a regional airport in Kent to the port of Dover.

From The42 'A mix of sleeping tablets and alcohol' blamed for Rooney's public intoxication arrest Misdemeanour Charge

'A mix of sleeping tablets and alcohol' blamed for Rooney's public intoxication arrest

The former England striker’s spokesperson has released a statement on the matter.

Thousands of Australians stung in bluebottle jellyfish invasion

Around 13,000 stings have been recorded in the past week.

Victims of Poland escape room fire to be buried together

Players in escape room games are locked inside a room or building and must solve puzzles to unlock the door.

Former pro boxer arrested after attack on police officers during Paris yellow vest protest

The ex-boxer has been identified by French media as 37-year-old Christophe Dettinger.

From The42 'Absolutely coincidental' - Crystal Palace keeper Hennessey denies making Nazi salute Instagram

'Absolutely coincidental' - Crystal Palace keeper Hennessey denies making Nazi salute

Wayne Hennessey was seen holding one hand in the air and the other above his mouth in an Instagram post on Sunday.

What we know about the Irish citizen captured in Syria allegedly fighting for Islamic State

A US-backed group yesterday said that it had captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria.

Bohemian Rhapsody wins big amid night of surprises at Golden Globes

Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in Irish-produced The Favourite, took home a best actress award.

International - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Irish citizen reportedly captured in Syria, Varadkar goes to Mali and May hits out at MPs who don’t back her Brexit deal – It’s The Fix.

From The42 Carlow striker the FA Cup hero with 85th-minute winner as League Two's Newport stun Leicester City Carlow Rising This post contains videos

Carlow striker the FA Cup hero with 85th-minute winner as League Two's Newport stun Leicester City

Former Shamrock Rovers and Sligo striker Padraig Amond scored a dramatic late penalty on Sunday.

Saudi woman denied entry to Thailand says she will be killed if she is sent back

The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny on Saudi Arabia over its

Sitdown Sunday: The best crime longreads of 2018

We’ve rounded up the best stories of 2018 for you.

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.

Polish officials shut down 13 escape rooms over safety flaws after 5 teenage girls die in fire

Firefighters found the victims’ bodies after they extinguished a fire next to the locked room.

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses

Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State

The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth

The birth was reported by a local Phoenix news organisation.

May says MPs who don't back her Brexit deal risk damaging democracy

The British Prime Minister is resisting calls for a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU.

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the international anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States.

Billy Connolly tells fans he's 'not dying, not dead' amid health fears Apology This post contains videos

Billy Connolly tells fans he's 'not dying, not dead' amid health fears

“Sorry if I depressed you, maybe I should have phrased it better.”

Sitdown Sunday: When a medic was killed in Gaza, was it an accident?

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership

The British electorate were first asked if they wanted to be part of the precursor to the EU after they were already a member of it.

Trump says 'not much headway made' as US government shutdown enters third week

An impasse with lawmakers over Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to pay for a border wall has shut 25% of the government since 22 December.

International - Saturday 5 January, 2019

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets

Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties following the move.

Japan's 'Tuna King' just paid €2.7 million for this whopper fish

Unsurprisingly, the price tag is a new record.

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From The42 Fifth straight win for Man United as Mata and Lukaku book FA Cup passage against Reading High Five

Fifth straight win for Man United as Mata and Lukaku book FA Cup passage against Reading

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter' Runaway Princess This post contains videos

Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter'

Princess Haya says she wanted counself from the former Irish president.

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever

‘Brexit is a tangible manifestation of the enduring power of idealised versions of history to lead otherwise well-meaning and right-thinking people astray,’ writes Matthew Murphy.