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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Friday 18 May, 2018

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Tomorrow is the big day.

Whitney Houston documentary alleges singer was molested by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick Troubled Childhood This post contains videos

Whitney Houston documentary alleges singer was molested by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick

Houston died in 2012 from what was ruled an accidental drowning in a bathtub.

The 9 at 9: Friday

A murder probe into teenager’s death, and Bill Gates talks about Trump’s knowledge of vaccines. Here’s this morning’s news.

Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion

Trump is to announce the move today.

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From The42 'If one person reads this and feels it helps them, that’d be brilliant' Mushy

'If one person reads this and feels it helps them, that’d be brilliant'

Tony Buckley can deal with the physical consequences of a decade of professional rugby. The psychological wounds aren’t as easy to ignore.

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

International - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Varadkar warns Theresa May that border solution will be needed soon to avoid hard Brexit

Varadkar said he had yet to see a proposal from London that “remotely approaches” a solution to the border issue with Northern Ireland.

From The42 'I just went for it' - Sam Bennett on becoming the first Irishman in 30 years to win two Grand Tour stages Imola This post contains videos

'I just went for it' - Sam Bennett on becoming the first Irishman in 30 years to win two Grand Tour stages

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider is the first since Sean Kelly to win multiple stages of a single Grand Tour.

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The discovery of a body in Lucan, the Disclosures Tribunal and the Eighth Amendment had everyone talking today.

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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Grenfell fire report: 'Ignorance and indifference' led to lax safety practices

The report stopped short of recommending that flammable building materials be banned.

Exploding vape pen kills Florida man and starts fire in his home

According to the autopsy report, the explosion sent two pieces of the vape pen into the man’s cranium.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making the news this morning.

Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads

The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed.

US university agrees to pay $500m to settle Larry Nassar sex abuse claims

The deal covers about 332 victims of the gymnastics coach.

Trump discloses payment to attorney who paid off porn star

Stormy Daniels is suing to be released from the hush agreement.

International - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Explosions from Hawaii volcano force the evacuation of 2,000 residents

The volcano discharged the ash yesterday because of rocks falling into the summit.

Donald Trump values Doonbeg golf resort at between $25 million and $50 million

Trump also reports $14,184,974 in “golf related revenue” from the course.

From The42 Double from clinical Griezmann hands Atletico Madrid the Europa League Los Rojiblancos

Double from clinical Griezmann hands Atletico Madrid the Europa League

Gabi put the icing on the cake in a 3-0 victory over Marseille in Lyon.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Countdown to referendum continues, Vicky Phelan appears before PAC and tributes paid to Tom Murphy – It’s the Fix.

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From The42 50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground Violent Scenes This post contains videos

50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground

Sporting’s top scorer Bas Dost received head injuries during the incident, which comes days before the Portuguese Cup final.

Men attack police headquarters with samurai swords in Indonesia days after suicide bombings

As of yet the incident has not been linked to the recent Islamic State-claimed bombings.

Brexit - UK seeking previously unthought of 'third way' around the Northern Ireland customs border impasse

Theresa May’s cabinet is in open revolt over the current proposition – hence the need to find another approach that keeps everyone (sort of) happy.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The unprecedented US-North Korean summit thrown into doubt, and tributes to the great playwright Tom Murphy.

White House reacts to threats by North Korea to cancel summit - but no word yet from Trump

Pyongyang has cancelled high-level talks due with Seoul over military exercises.

California couple accused of long-term abuse after police discover kids in filthy conditions

Questions remain as to how the children and the alleged abuse went undetected for years.

Scenes of joy and celebration as Malaysian politician jailed for sodomy is freed Kuala Lumpur This post contains videos

Scenes of joy and celebration as Malaysian politician jailed for sodomy is freed

The 70-year-old is expected to become Prime Minister.

Charlie Flanagan says data from airlines will be 'invaluable' in combating terrorism

Air carriers are now obliged to provide EU member states with passenger information.

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

International - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary

Brown paper had been used to cover pages in her first diary.

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The CervicalCheck controversy, the Eighth Amendment and Palestine had everyone talking today.

'Stand in solidarity with us': Crowd protests in Dublin at killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops

Israel has faced widespread international condemnation for the killings.

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'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88 RIP

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

The acclaimed writer passed away in a New York hospital according to his agent.

From The42 Former Aston Villa player Jlloyd Samuel dies in car crash RIP

Former Aston Villa player Jlloyd Samuel dies in car crash

The ex-Trinidad and Tobago international was 37.

Gaza killings: Sinn Féin says Israeli ambassador should 'pack his bags' and be expelled

59 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.

This is why the word 'gammon' is cooking up trouble in the UK

The insult has gained prominence after an article reported some were saying it was a racial slur used by those supporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to attack middle-aged men.