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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Global

Last year
# Cybercrime
Gardaí arrest six as part of major international investigation of fraud phonecalls
The global investigation involved searches in Dublin, Louth and Meath.
All time
# Global
WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.
# Calendar
Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June
A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.
# Calendar
SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.
# covid19
UK coronavirus figures show 569 more people have died bringing total deaths to 2,921
Six more people have died in Northern Ireland.
# Player power
Rugby players announce minimum conditions for future global competition
‘Players are actually in favour of a proper global season that works for everyone’
# Protests
Paris climate activists barricade themselves into shopping centre ahead of Extinction Rebellion protests
Meanwhile in London, police raiding a storage warehouse used by protesters.
# Day of Action
Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change
Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.
# goodnight to night
Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide
Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.
# The Lancet
Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)
A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.
# representing
Muff is Ireland’s only representative on this world map of 'magnificently rude place names'
Well deserved.
# celebrations
Happy New Year! This is how the world celebrated 2016's arrival
Cities and countries across the world took part in the celebrations.
# top 500
These six Irish destinations have been listed on Lonely Planet’s must-see sights of all time
Sites in Meath, Clare, Tipperary and Antrim all got on the list.
# Legend
10 reasons why Conor McGregor is an Irish sporting phenomenon
The Dublin-born fighter takes on Chad Mendes at UFC 189 tonight.
# brittney maynard
A 29-year-old woman has postponed her death to continue to fight against brain cancer
Brittney Maynard had previously planned her death to take place on Saturday.
# Risk
Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'
That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
# Global
In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.
# special delivery
Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas
The company is looking for permission to test out drones in New Mexico for 180 days as it tries to bring internet access to the world.
# San Francisco
Irish students' bacteria discovery could help feed the world
Now they’re on their way to San Francisco, where they will compete for a global award.
# ashya king
Missing boy latest: Police issue European arrest warrant for parents
Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken from hospital by his father, Brett King. He is now believed to be with his family in Spain.
# change of tack
Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?
That’s what an Australian expert told Irish education professionals at a lecture today.
# Campaign
Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified
Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.
# one world youth
Youth leaders to debate global problems with Geldof and Huffington in Dublin
More than 1,200 delegates from 190 countries will attend the ‘One Young World’ conference.
# we built this city
Hey Dubs, are you happy? You should be, you're in the 34th best city in the world
According to business consultants Mercer anyway.
# Zietgeist
Here's what the world searched for in 2013
Google has put together a short video featuring the major news stories and events that dominated 2013.
# Business
Forbes names Irish business 'hot global startup'
Trustev was set up in 2012 and helps to prevent online fraud.
# Technology
How can we make Ireland a global technology hub?
A new strategy aims to harness Ireland’s strengths when it comes to the technology sector.
# sponsored by VSO
Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?
You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.
# inflationistas
There's an incredible lack of inflation in eurozone... and the world right now
Despite the perception that central banks are pumping money frantically, inflation rate debunks this.
Why are people saying 'Down with Arthur's Day'?
The event has gathered a lot of critics, as well as supporters – but why do people dislike it?
# whole wide world
7 maps that will make you see the world in a new way
Skewed maps provide for some interesting insight.
# Monopoly
Is this the most capitalist board game ever?
Monopoly is no longer about buying properties – its latest version is all about the global brands.
# all of the internetz
Watch the entire internet at work in the world
A hacker broke into 420,000 computers to create this stunning GIF.
# Going Viral
How an embarrassing photo of a Tallafornia star went global
It’s the exact opposite of what Phil Penny wanted to happen.
# Employment
Employment in US companies in Ireland up 15% in five years
The American Chamber of Ireland said that Ireland “cannot be complacent” as other countries are improving their competitiveness all the time.
# One Billion Rising
Ireland to join global dance to end violence against women
One Billion Rising was created by Eve Ensler of the Vagina Monologues. A number of events will take place around the country tomorrow to raise awareness around rape and violence against women.
# Health
People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured
That is according to the largest ever study on global disease, which also shows that fewer children are dying every year from diseases such as malnutrition.
# Happiness
So, exactly how happy is Ireland?
The Happiness Experiment says it has found the answer…
# Climate Change
Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change
The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.
# Jobs
Citigroup to cut 11,000 jobs and scale back global operations
The jobs will be cut in a move to boost efficiency, as Citi focuses on 150 cities worldwide that have the highest growth potential in consumer banking.