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International - Today’s News

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute

The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.

The UK could be without many KFC restaurants all week

People have been calling the police.

Lawyer linked to former Trump aide admits to lying to FBI in Russia probe

Van der Zwaan is linked to former senior Trump campaign official, Robert Gates.

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International - Yesterday’s News

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun's 'commie spy' claims, calling them 'a little bit James Bond' From Jezza With Love This post contains videos

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at The Sun's 'commie spy' claims, calling them 'a little bit James Bond'

The British Labour leader says UK ‘media barons’ are running scared.

Donald Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks' used in deadly Las Vegas shooting Gun Control This post contains videos

Donald Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks' used in deadly Las Vegas shooting

The US President said it was time to ‘move past clichés and tired debates’.

From The42 Lionel Messi finally scores against Chelsea as Barcelona claim vital away goal World Class

Lionel Messi finally scores against Chelsea as Barcelona claim vital away goal

Willian’s powerful strike from the edge of the area gave the London club a second-half lead.

US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces

Bombardment on today killed 106 civilians, including 19 children, according to a war monitor.

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Catherine Nevin dies, Graham Dwyer court case and Permanent TSB loan sale.

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement

It’s all about how it affects the UK’s Brexit negotiating position in Europe.

From The42 English rugby player dies aged 27 after collapsing at training RIP

English rugby player dies aged 27 after collapsing at training

Ian Williams was a prop with Doncaster Knights in the RFU Championship.

Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct

They were all reported after the latest scandal.

China wants US man 'severely punished' after thumb stolen from ancient Terracotta Warrior

The man is alleged to have snuck into the closed exhibit and took a selfie with the terracotta figure before stealing the thumb.

From The42 Simon Zebo doesn't expect Ireland call in Paris Ostracised

Simon Zebo doesn't expect Ireland call in Paris

The 27-year old is already in international exile.

Father goes on trial in Spain in case of 8-year-old found in suitcase at border crossing

Ali Ouattara said he was “misled” by smugglers as to how they’d bring his son into the country.

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a surrogacy scandal in 2014.

David Davis: Britain won't be plunged into 'Mad Max dystopian' world after Brexit

David Davis took aim at Britain’s critics in a speech today.

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

International - Monday 19 February, 2018

KFC stores across the UK were closed today because of a chicken shortage

The company blamed ‘teething problems’ with a new distributor.

Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks

Ahern also questioned Micheál Martin’s criticism of the government.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Regency Hotel trial adjourned, Varadkar meets Sinn Féin over the North and Barry Bennell sentenced – It’s the Fix.

Florida shooting suspect appears in court as his lawyers seek to avoid the death penalty

His lawyers have said he will plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty.

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Sinn Féin says direct rule is 'off the table' as Varadkar speaks by phone to Theresa May

An Taoiseach met this evening with the Sinn Féin leadership in Dublin.

A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years

Matthew Falder used encrypted email addresses and was caught by an international taskforce.

White House: Donald Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks

Trump has come under intensifying pressure to act after 17 people were killed last week.

From The42 'Devil incarnate' football coach Barry Bennell sentenced to 30 years for child sex abuse Guilty

'Devil incarnate' football coach Barry Bennell sentenced to 30 years for child sex abuse

The 64-year-old was found guilty on 50 counts.

Great Ormond Street may keep donations from scandal-hit Presidents Club dinner

The Presidents Club closed down after reports of inappropriate behaviour at the male-only event in January.

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From The42 'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics Romance

'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics

It has been hailed by some as a landmark moment in Games history and the footage went viral on social media.

Australian politician in hot water for posting photo with gun in wake of Florida mass shooting

George Christensen, a conservative politician, posted the photo in a dig at Australian environmentalists. He says the photo had nothing to do with last week’s Florida shooting.

Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds

It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.

Oxfam internal probe 'cannot rule out' possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers

The charity has released a redacted copy of a 2011 internal report into the scandal.

Florida students to march on Washington to 'shame' politicians into changing gun laws

“After what they saw, the worst things imaginable, they’re not going to just sit back and take it.”

Five Baftas for Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards'

The drama scooped best film, while Saoirse Ronan lost out to Frances McDormand in the best actress category.

International - Sunday 18 February, 2018

French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Five women killed and four injured after gunman opens fire on churchgoers in Russia

The shooter opened gunfire at people leaving a church service in Russia’s Dagestan region.

Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling

Trump sent out a rapid-fire series of tweets earlier today venting his frustration.

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

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