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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Muslims around the world begin celebrating Eid amid curfews and virus fears Eid

Muslims around the world begin celebrating Eid amid curfews and virus fears

This year, many can only celebrate at home, with virus fears dampening the holiday spirit.

From The42 'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day' Memory Lane

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals

Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ as they gathered in a popular shopping district.

International - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headines today.

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Boris Johnson offers top aide his ‘full support’ after 260-mile lockdown trip

Downing Street has issued a statement this morning defending Cummings.

13 more deaths in Ireland and China reports zero new cases for first time: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main stories about the pandemic today.

China reports no new virus cases for the first time

The official death toll in the country of 1.4 billion people stands at 4,634.

From The42 La Liga can resume week of 8 June, says Spanish prime minister Vamos!

La Liga can resume week of 8 June, says Spanish prime minister

Players have begun training in small groups as they aim to be as ready as possible for the planned reboot next month.

From The42 'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me' Del Boy

'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me'

Derek Geary provides an extensive account of his journey from Rivermount Boys to the Premier League.

International - Friday 22 May, 2020

Trump says churches should re-open this weekend and he'll 'override' governors who don't agree

“It’s not right,” Trump said. “So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”

Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after reports he broke rules and travelled 260 miles from home

Downing Street had previously confirmed Cummings had displayed symptoms of Covid-19.

Sofa Watch: Daniel and Majella back on the Late Late, Graham Norton chats to Steve Carell

The best clips from the US late-night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.

107 killed as Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi

The aircraft arriving from the eastern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew.

'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy

Company chairman Bill Ford said that he had encouraged Trump to wear a mask when he arrived at the factory.

Putin-backed Chechen President in Moscow hospital with Covid-19 as citizens fear hospitalisation

Ramzan Kadyrov took power in Chechnya after his father Akhmat Kadyrov was killed in a 2004 bomb attack.

Debunked: No, the 'survival rate' for Covid-19 is not above 99.9% Covid19 Facts This post contains videos

Debunked: No, the 'survival rate' for Covid-19 is not above 99.9%

This claim has been going around the internet for the past week.

International - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws

The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.

FBI says shooting at Texas naval air station was 'terrorism-related'

The shooting took place at 6.15am today. One person was injured and the gunman was killed.

Jedward are quarantining in LA with American Pie actress Tara Reid LA

Jedward are quarantining in LA with American Pie actress Tara Reid

The twins have been living with the actress for the past two months.

Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe

The IOPC said it ‘would have been wise’ for Johnson to declare this link as a conflict of interest.

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US publishes scathing report on China, and threatens to 'increase public pressure'

The White House has published a 20-page report giving out about China.

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million

Over 325,000 people have lost their lives from the coronavirus.

Over 50 viewers contact RTÉ over 'disappointment and unhappiness' with Normal People

Rights to the show have been purchased in countries including Australia, Canada, and Japan.

Trump threatens to hold up funds for two states over postal voting

Trump has since rolled back on his threat but still claimed that widespread postal voting promotes “a lot of illegality”.

International - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

The UK's Protocol plan: 'Unfettered access' from NI to GB, and 'light-touch' checks from GB to NI

Unfettered access to GB from NI, and declaration on goods from GB to Northern Ireland.

From The42 'About 90% of it was BS' - Ex-Chicago Bulls player slams Jordan over The Last Dance documentary Criticism

'About 90% of it was BS' - Ex-Chicago Bulls player slams Jordan over The Last Dance documentary

Horace Grant claims the documentary was edited to present his former team-mate in a favorable light.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up with all the main news stories in today’s headline round up.

Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021

The UK university has said it is “likely” that social distancing will continue to be required.

Missouri executes man whose last words were to maintain his innocence

Walter Barton was convicted of murder at a fifth trial in 2006 but maintained his innocence.

International - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Renovation works at Auschwitz unearth hidden tools that may have been used to 'prepare an escape'

The hidden tools would’ve been kept out of sight of the SS guards.

Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago reunited with his parents

Mao Yin was kidnapped and sold to a childless couple in Sichuan province in 1988.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'Why would I put myself at risk?' - Watford captain refuses to return to training amid Covid-19 concerns

Troy Deeney has outlined his personal reasons – including concerns over his young son and unanswered issues around BAME players.

UK's official coronavirus death toll now at least 41,000 as criticism of care home handling ramps up Ons

UK's official coronavirus death toll now at least 41,000 as criticism of care home handling ramps up

Health Secretary Matt Hancock earlier told parliament he was encouraged that care home deaths were falling.

Ireland's crisis could last years and new confirmed cases drops to 51: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main points to know about Covid-19 in Ireland and around the world today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Premier League confirm six positive tests for Covid-19 in three clubs Project Restart

Premier League confirm six positive tests for Covid-19 in three clubs

748 players and staff were tested in the first wave.

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China

The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.