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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Friday 5 July, 2019

'What a great country': Donald Trump praises US military and salutes America in 4 July speech

The US President avoided politics during his speech in Washington DC yesterday.

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.

Michael Jackson fan clubs sue two alleged victims over HBO documentary in France

The legal action in the French city of Orleans targets Wade Robson (36) and James Safechuck (41).

International - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners' European Parliament This post contains videos

Ann Widdecombe stands by remarks likening Brexit to 'slaves' rising up 'against their owners'

Widdecombe made the remarks during her first speech in the European Parliament.

Los Angeles shakes as Southern California hit by strongest earthquake in 20 years

The 4 July earthquake has sparked fires in some areas but there are no reports of mass injuries or any deaths.

From The42 NFL star Kendrick Norton has arm amputated following car crash Horror Injury

NFL star Kendrick Norton has arm amputated following car crash

The Miami Dolphins’ defensive linesman has suffered multiple injuries.

Russia says fatal fire on submarine started in vessel's battery compartment

Russia’s Defence Minister has said the fire did not impact its nuclear reactor.

Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people?

Celebrations in Washington usually go off without the involvement of the president in a bid to leave politics outside patriotism.

The Netherlands' most notorious gangster has been jailed for life for five murders

Willem Holleeder’s “life was determined by greed, lust for power and violence”, judges said.

'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Stone says Iran was the last country of her world tour.

Gibraltar detains supertanker suspected of delivering oil to Syria

European Union sanctions against Syria have been in force since late 2011.

From The42 Frank Lampard confirmed as Chelsea manager Done Deal

Frank Lampard confirmed as Chelsea manager

The club legend has signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

California becomes first state to ban discrimination based on hairstyles

The new law means schools and employers can not discriminate on the grounds of hairstyles such as afros or dreadlocks.

Australian student detained in North Korea surfaces in Beijing airport in 'very good' spirits

Alek Sigley disappeared without a trace around 23 June.

Manslaughter charges dropped against US woman who lost her baby after being shot while pregnant

27 year-old Marshae Jones was shot during a fight last December.

Fire at US Jim Beam warehouse destroys 45,000 barrels of bourbon, as alcohol flows into river Down The Drain This post contains videos

Fire at US Jim Beam warehouse destroys 45,000 barrels of bourbon, as alcohol flows into river

State officials are now worried that the runoff whiskey seeping into the Kentucky River could kill fish.

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

International - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

From The42 European champions Netherlands outlast Sweden to book World Cup final place Oranje Alert This post contains videos

European champions Netherlands outlast Sweden to book World Cup final place

Jackie Groenen’s extra-time strike sent the Dutch through to Sunday’s decider against USA.

If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone

An outage affecting images and other files has been felt since about 1pm.

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain Mass Protests This post contains videos

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain

Anti-Beijing demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong in recent weeks.

Hiker killed as footage captures dramatic eruption of Italian island volcano

The volcano is known to be active but today there were two particularly powerful explosions.

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson

Karen Wheeler was the Director General for Borders at the UK’s customs service.

Boeing to give $100m to families and communities affected by crashes

Boeing is facing numerous lawsuits filed by the victims’ families.

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

Man arrested and fake passports seized in Dublin as part of European cyber fraud investigation

The arrest was made as part of a probe into a Europe-wide organised crime operation.

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

'It could have been catastrophic': PSNI attempt to identify motorist who drove into oncoming traffic

The incident was captured on dash-cam footage last week.

From The42 'A huge moment for women's soccer' - Over 315,000 Irish viewers tune in to England-USA Popular

'A huge moment for women's soccer' - Over 315,000 Irish viewers tune in to England-USA

Meanwhile, 11.7 million people watched the game across the water.

Images show 'dangerous overcrowding' taking place at migrant detention centres in Texas

A report from the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security was published yesterday.

President Higgins begins first official Irish visit to Germany since 2008

The visit will begin today with a formal welcome by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

'There was no emergency callback': Why the abrupt cancellation of a Pence event prompted a frenzy of speculation

A grave-sounding announcement from a Pence official, coupled with events in Russia let to swirl of rumours.

Baby boy who was in critical condition after his pregnant mother was stabbed to death in London has died

The baby, named Riley, was in critical condition after paramedics delivered him last Saturday.

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America

Solar eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up, allowing the Moon to cast its shadow on Earth.

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya

At least 70 were wounded in the raid on the Tajoura suburb, an emergency services spokesperson said.

International - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Donald Trump wanted tanks at his 4 July celebration, so he's got tanks at his 4 July celebration

Washington DC’s local government is against the move, fearing the damage they could cause to city streets.

From The42 USA book World Cup final spot as 10-woman England denied by VAR and penalty miss Drama This post contains videos

USA book World Cup final spot as 10-woman England denied by VAR and penalty miss

Steph Houghton missed a late spot-kick as the defending world champions ran out 2-1 winners in Lyon.

Fourteen Russian sailors die in fire on 'small nuclear-powered submarine'

Russia has not confirmed the type of vessel involved but Russian media have said it was a small nuclear sub.

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament? First Day Of School This post contains videos

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?

Climate change likely a major contributor to France's extreme heatwave

Temperatures went above 45 degrees in France last week, with experts saying that climate change was a major contributor.