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International - Today’s News

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

Ilhan Omar brands Trump a 'fascist' as the US president tries to distance himself from 'send her back' chant

Omar today branded Trump a “fascist” as he sought to distance himself from mocking chants.

Islamic State supporters sentenced to death for beheading two Scandinavian women in Morocco

The murders shocked the North African country when they happened last December.

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From The42 McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush 79 This post contains videos

McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush

The home favourite’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare.

MPs in London back move to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament

Boris Johnson had not ruled out suspending parliament if he become prime minister.

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio

Dozens of other people have been injured in the fire at the studio in the city of Kyoto.

Trump rally chants 'send her back' as US President attacks congresswoman Ilhan Omar

The US House of Representatives has already described attacks on four Democratic congresswomen as racist.

EU expected 'Harry Potter tricks' but UK Brexit negotiators were 'running around like idiots'

Frans Timmermans doesn’t mince his words in an interview about the ongoing Brexit saga.

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International - Yesterday’s News

WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it “welcomed” the decision.

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited from Libya to UK

There were 22 people killed in the bombing at the arena where Ariane Grande was performing.

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater circled Parliament Square four times before accelerating into cyclists stopped at traffic lights and then crashing into a police barrier.

Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica

When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.

Irishman detained in the US told to leave the country by Friday or face prison

He has until Friday to sign paperwork allowing him to leave the US but banning him from re-entering for five years.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Kellyanne Conway questions reporter's ethnicity while defending Trump's racist remarks

Conway has insisted that Trump’s comments were not racist, despite a majority vote by the US House of Representatives condemning the remarks.

R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges

The singer was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with underage girls and recording it.

Trump's racist tweets condemned by US House of Representatives

At the weekend, the US President tweeted that four congresswomen should “go back” to their countries of origin.

International - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner

The decision effectively ended the five-year-old case.

Greek farmer confesses to killing American scientist whose body was found in WWII bunker

Eaton had been attending a conference on the island.

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

Astronaut Michael Collins returns to Apollo 11 launch site 50 years to the day since mission lifted off

Collins spoke at length about his experience on the mission and about NASA’s next moon programme.

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Who are the progressive congresswomen Trump tweeted should 'go back' to where they came from?

Trump said they should ‘go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came’.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

'We will not be silenced': US congresswomen accuse Trump of 'blatantly racist attack'

The US President yesterday said: “If you’re not happy here, you can leave.”

International - Monday 15 July, 2019

Italian police seize 800kg missile and Nazi memorabilia during probe into far-right groups

Three people were arrested following the discovery.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the news today.

Man (27) arrested on suspicion of murdering American scientist whose body was found in WWII bunker

The body of Suzanne Eaton was found in the bunker in early July.

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Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October

Fr Michael O’Leary was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in March.

Israel's education minister faces calls to resign over comments on 'gay conversion' therapy

Rafi Peretz’s latest controversial comments came in a television interview on Saturday.

From The42 TV Wrap - Amazing tennis and cricket drama shows importance of keeping sport free-to-air On The Box

TV Wrap - Amazing tennis and cricket drama shows importance of keeping sport free-to-air

Elsewhere, viewers were annoyed by the Sunday Game. Again.

From The42 As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Norway, U19 European Championship Updates

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Norway, U19 European Championship

Tom Mohan’s youngsters kick off their tournament in Armenia against a Norwegian side managed by Gunnar Halle.

Trump lashes out at liberal congresswomen again after being slammed as 'racist'

In his initial tweets, Trump told progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back” where they came from.

World War II codebreaker to be face of Bank of England's new £50 note

The Bank of England said that Alan Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers.

Poll: Would you like to see Donald Trump impeached? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Donald Trump impeached?

Trump was called “racist” and “xenophobic” after telling progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back” where they came from.

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