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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

International - Yesterday’s News

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona

Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.

The third Trump travel ban has been blocked

The Trump administration is going round in circles in trying to implement the controversial ban.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The country cleans up after Ophelia, and the OCI has broken clear of its deal with ticketing vendor THG – it’s the Fix.

From The42 As it happened: Maribor v Liverpool, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Maribor v Liverpool, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League

It was another busy night of Champions League action.

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US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital' Raqqa This post contains videos

US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital'

Raqqa was the Islamic State’s main centre.

From The42 Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league Equality

Transgender player blocked from lining out in women's Aussie Rules league

Hannah Mouncey says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ with the AFL’s decision.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

What links Brexit, Samaritans and the Human Genome Project? Bill Clinton gets philosophical at DCU

In case you were wondering why he was strolling around Dublin yesterday – he’s here to pick up an honorary degree.

From The42 'They worked their absolute b******s off on that tour' - Gatland responds to O'Brien's Lions criticism He's Done

'They worked their absolute b******s off on that tour' - Gatland responds to O'Brien's Lions criticism

The two-time head coach also vowed never to take charge of the team again after his latest experience.

Investigative journalist killed in Malta car bomb

Daphne Caruana Galizia was a prominent journalist and government critic.

International - Monday 16 October, 2017

From The42 'I told the ref, 'f***'s sake, he's badly hurt'': Murray remains in hospital after shambolic Gallagher bout Unacceptable

'I told the ref, 'f***'s sake, he's badly hurt'': Murray remains in hospital after shambolic Gallagher bout

Last Friday week in Edinburgh, I found myself violating various journalistic codes in roaring at a referee to stop a fight. When he did intervene, it was too late.

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Storm Ophelia hurtled across Ireland today, killing three people, knocking over trees and ripping up roofs.

France plans instant fines for cat-calling women

The new law will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour.

At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain

A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence

The Prime Minister of Spain is said to be prepared to take the “nuclear option” and suspend the Catalan regional government.

Police seeking to identify man who died after falling from hotel three years ago

“It is still possible that his family do not know that he has died.”

'Landfall near Trump property': The world is watching Ireland as Ophelia rages in

US news outlets are providing extensive coverage of the storm’s arrival.

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

International - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The country braces itself for the arrival of Ophelia – the most severe weather event to hit Ireland in 50 years.

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.

'Hell on earth': Californian wildfires are now 100 miles wide as death toll reaches 40

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department has received 1,308 missing persons reports so far and 1,052 people have been located.

Austria is set to elect this 31-year-old as its leader

The People’s Party (OeVP), rebranded by “whizz-kid” Kurz as a “movement”, is forecast to reap more than 30% of the vote.

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'We're a country that idealises its founding': America's complicated relationship with the gun

That intimate connection with firearms is under renewed scrutiny after the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

Poisonous poo: Polluted chicken muck is piling up in The Netherlands

Tonnes of muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms.

British actress becomes fifth woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape

The 54-year-old actress, who currently appears in British soap Hollyoaks, told Metropolitan Police last week.

International - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Storm Ophelia on the way, gardaí renew appeal over murder and Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis underway – It’s The Fix.

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing

Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.

From The42 Mourinho parks the bus to frustrate Liverpool at Anfield Report

Mourinho parks the bus to frustrate Liverpool at Anfield

An impressive David de Gea save helped Man United remain unbeaten.

Isis fighters surrender as their stronghold is set to fall

The city’s loss would be the latest in a string of heavy blows for IS.

'We're not out of this emergency, not even close': California wildfire death toll rises to 33

An estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed by the wildfires.

The Oscars Academy is considering expelling Harvey Weinstein over 'abhorrent' allegations

On Thursday, American actress Rose McGowan became the fourth woman to accuse the 65-year-old of raping her.

'It's nice outside' - Man wrongly convicted of double murder freed after 23 years

“The investigation was hasty and superficial,” said the Midwest Innocence Project, which helped free McIntyre.

New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak

At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.

Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife

Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has “unparalleled resilience and determination.”

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?

The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.

Trump rips into Iran but allies say they're ok with nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron later said he was considering visiting Iran after speaking by phone with his Iranian counterpart.

A jungle high above the city streets - living in Milan's elite 'Vertical Forest'

The matching skyscrapers have won multiple awards worldwide for their design by architect Stefano Boeri.

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