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# afp - Monday 14 June, 2021

Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps

Jun 14th 2021, 7:50 PM 16,672 Views 2 Comments

Four people, including one child, died when their plane crashed into the mountain, one kilometer from where another pilot of a glider also died.

Bodies of 25 people recovered off Yemen after boat capsizes
# Yemen
# Yemen

Bodies of 25 people recovered off Yemen after boat capsizes

Jun 14th 2021, 2:39 PM 6,168 Views 3 Comments

The boat capsized two days ago and was carrying up to 200 people.

Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway

Jun 14th 2021, 1:45 PM 7,103 Views 0 Comments

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being charged with accepting illegal payments of cash and gold, among other charges.

# afp - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist

Jun 9th 2021, 9:48 AM 11,290 Views 10 Comments

An online campaign launched against Belarussian journalist, Roman Protasevich, alleges he has ties to Neo-Nazi groups.

Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua

Jun 9th 2021, 7:32 AM 6,154 Views 0 Comments

This is the fourth potential presidential candidate to be arrested ahead of elections this year.

# afp - Friday 27 March, 2020

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021
# Olympic Dream
From The42
# Olympic Dream

Athletes who qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep their place for 2021

Mar 27th 2020, 11:31 AM 967 Views 0 Comments

The Olympics have been pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# afp - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?
# New Deal
# New Deal

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

Oct 17th 2019, 6:56 PM 18,975 Views 26 Comments

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

# afp - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government
# Israel
# Israel

Israel's Netanyahu calls on main opposition leader to form a unity government

Sep 19th 2019, 8:58 AM 8,114 Views 45 Comments

Netanyahu said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition but the results showed that would not be possible.

# afp - Monday 29 July, 2019

Six-year-old boy among three killed by 'wicked' shooter at US garlic festival
# California
# California

Six-year-old boy among three killed by 'wicked' shooter at US garlic festival

Updated Jul 29th 2019, 7:55 PM 30,376 Views 58 Comments

A witness told NBC a white man in his 30s armed with a rifle opened fire indiscriminately.

# afp - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan
# Snail's Pace
# Snail's Pace

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:08 AM 23,042 Views 9 Comments

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# afp - Friday 21 June, 2019

44 people killed after bus plunges into gorge in northern India
# Himachal Pradesh
# Himachal Pradesh

44 people killed after bus plunges into gorge in northern India

Jun 21st 2019, 7:25 AM 10,599 Views 3 Comments

The accident happened in the state of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

# afp - Monday 27 May, 2019

French court to begin trying Ian Bailey 'in absentia' for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
# Courts
# Courts

French court to begin trying Ian Bailey 'in absentia' for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

May 27th 2019, 10:08 AM 14,232 Views 0 Comments

The French TV producer was killed in Co Cork in 1996.

# afp - Sunday 19 May, 2019

17 people injured after explosion hits tourist bus near Egyptian pyramids
# Cairo
# Cairo

17 people injured after explosion hits tourist bus near Egyptian pyramids

Updated May 19th 2019, 4:44 PM 24,466 Views 7 Comments

It comes months after a similar explosion killed three tourists in the region.

# afp - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station
# Over Here
# Over Here

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station

May 15th 2019, 9:23 PM 23,886 Views 15 Comments

Jessie Dean Kowalchuk was wanted for violating his probation in 2015.

# afp - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network
# Get Connected
# Get Connected

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

May 1st 2019, 8:21 AM 17,429 Views 20 Comments

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

# afp - Friday 19 April, 2019

World-renowned mountaineers presumed dead following avalanche on 'nightmare' route in Canada
# Howse Pass
# Howse Pass

World-renowned mountaineers presumed dead following avalanche on 'nightmare' route in Canada

Apr 19th 2019, 10:34 AM 25,755 Views 5 Comments

The three climbers went missing on Tuesday.

# afp - Thursday 18 April, 2019

North Korea test-fires weapon with 'powerful warhead' in first since US nuclear talks broke down
# Combat Power
# Combat Power

North Korea test-fires weapon with 'powerful warhead' in first since US nuclear talks broke down

Apr 18th 2019, 7:34 AM 12,175 Views 16 Comments

The country’s news agency reported that Kim Jong-Un guided the test-fire.

# afp - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,466 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# afp - Saturday 16 March, 2019

71 year-old who jumped into gunfire to save others is first named victim of New Zealand attacks
# Christchurch
# Christchurch

71 year-old who jumped into gunfire to save others is first named victim of New Zealand attacks

Mar 16th 2019, 1:13 PM 18,914 Views 0 Comments

49 people were killed in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch yesterday.

# afp - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria
# Lagos
# Lagos

Eight killed and dozens injured after building housing 'illegal school' collapses in Nigeria

Mar 13th 2019, 10:33 PM 8,386 Views 12 Comments

Reports suggested that dozens of children were trapped inside the building.

Boeing recommends suspension of global 737 Max aircraft fleet amid safety concerns
# Grounded
# Grounded

Boeing recommends suspension of global 737 Max aircraft fleet amid safety concerns

Updated Mar 13th 2019, 7:10 PM 29,525 Views 27 Comments

The suspension follows days of speculation about the safety of the aircraft.

# afp - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France
# Nordahl Lelandais
# Nordahl Lelandais

Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France

Feb 20th 2019, 8:23 AM 25,815 Views 0 Comments

Police first arrested Nordahl Lelandais over two murders last year.

'I don't expect a breakthrough': May to meet EU leaders as she aims to re-negotiate Brexit deal
# Withdrawal Agreement
# Withdrawal Agreement

'I don't expect a breakthrough': May to meet EU leaders as she aims to re-negotiate Brexit deal

Feb 20th 2019, 7:43 AM 13,703 Views 28 Comments

EU leaders insist they will not restart negotiations with just six weeks until Brexit.

# afp - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'This is not related to Brexit': 3,500 jobs at risk after Honda announces closure of UK factory
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

'This is not related to Brexit': 3,500 jobs at risk after Honda announces closure of UK factory

Feb 19th 2019, 9:17 AM 19,826 Views 52 Comments

The firm blamed “unprecedented changes” in the industry for the decision.

16 states sue Trump administration for declaring national emergency to fund Mexico border wall
# Immigration
# Immigration

16 states sue Trump administration for declaring national emergency to fund Mexico border wall

Feb 19th 2019, 8:34 AM 14,985 Views 21 Comments

The case could work its way to the Supreme Court for a showdown on the separation of powers.

# afp - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them

Feb 17th 2019, 10:04 AM 28,373 Views 44 Comments

The White House is expected to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in coming days.

British airline Flybmi blames Brexit as it announces it will cease operations
# Flybmi
# Flybmi

British airline Flybmi blames Brexit as it announces it will cease operations

Feb 17th 2019, 8:20 AM 29,701 Views 31 Comments

The airline had been unable to secure post-Brexit flying contracts in Europe.

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers

Feb 17th 2019, 7:35 AM 8,987 Views 29 Comments

US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN
# Heather Nauert
# Heather Nauert

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN

Feb 17th 2019, 7:20 AM 13,442 Views 8 Comments

Heather Nauert announced her withdrawal amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for the top diplomatic post.

# afp - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

Feb 16th 2019, 9:50 AM 15,617 Views 35 Comments

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

Man sacked from his job kills five after opening fire at manufacturing complex in US
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

Man sacked from his job kills five after opening fire at manufacturing complex in US

Updated Feb 16th 2019, 9:02 AM 27,705 Views 48 Comments

A number of police officers were also injured in the gun spree.

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort faces 24 years in prison for lying to Russia investigation
# Russia Probe
# Russia Probe

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort faces 24 years in prison for lying to Russia investigation

Feb 16th 2019, 8:01 AM 12,270 Views 32 Comments

A judge ruled this month that Manafort “intentionally” lied about contacts with a suspected Russian operative.

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador
# Evelyn Hernandez
# Evelyn Hernandez

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador

Feb 16th 2019, 7:40 AM 23,261 Views 21 Comments

Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.

# afp - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Australian police probe parliament brawl involving 70 year-old senator who left blood on rival's door
# Brian Burston
# Brian Burston

Australian police probe parliament brawl involving 70 year-old senator who left blood on rival's door

Feb 14th 2019, 9:17 AM 14,330 Views 5 Comments

Senator Brian Burston admitted to smearing blood on Senator Pauline Hanson’s door following a brawl with one of her aides.

Airbus announces it will stop producing A380, the world's largest passenger airliner
# Grounded
# Grounded

Airbus announces it will stop producing A380, the world's largest passenger airliner

Feb 14th 2019, 8:07 AM 30,707 Views 47 Comments

The airliner, which has been in operation for more than a decade, will cease deliveries in 2021.

# afp - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Canadian landscaper pleads guilty to murders of eight men linked to Toronto's gay community
# Bruce Mcarthur
# Bruce Mcarthur

Canadian landscaper pleads guilty to murders of eight men linked to Toronto's gay community

Jan 29th 2019, 9:57 PM 27,707 Views 0 Comments

Bruce McArthur was expected to go to trial next year, and was considered a surprise by prosecutors.

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges related to ongoing Russia probe
# Mueller Investigation
# Mueller Investigation

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges related to ongoing Russia probe

Jan 29th 2019, 5:31 PM 6,929 Views 10 Comments

Stone is charged with lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction in relation to his contacts with WikiLeaks.

# afp - Monday 28 January, 2019

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
# PDVSA
# PDVSA

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro

Jan 28th 2019, 10:14 PM 8,195 Views 42 Comments

Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.

# afp - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan
# Gigi Wu
# Gigi Wu

'Bikini Climber' dies after falling into ravine in Taiwan

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 85,348 Views 53 Comments

Gigi Wu became a social media star for taking selfies on top of mountains dressed in a bikini.

# afp - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation
# Paris
# Paris

Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 9:42 PM 45,911 Views 44 Comments

Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape in the French capital yesterday.

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