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International - Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made headlines today.

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

Japan closes schools across the country to stop spread of Covid-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has asked schools to remain closed until spring holidays begin in late March.

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Denmark confirms first Covid-19 case as UK total rises to 15

The man is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation, health officials said.

Trump considers Italy and South Korea travel bans as Saudi Arabia bars entry to holy sites

The decision comes after the Middle East recorded at least 220 cases of Covid-19.

Employee kills five in shooting rampage at Molson-Coors brewing campus in US

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack.

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International - Yesterday’s News

Johnny Depp wants 'vindication' in libel case over article in The Sun describing him as a 'wife-beater'

Lawyers for Depp set out their stall at a hearing in London today.

From The42 Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Report This post contains videos

Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Sergio Ramos was sent off as Pep Guardiola’s side took charge of the last-16 tie.

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

From The42 As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Real Madrid v Man City, Champions League

Real Madrid hosted Man City, in the first leg of tonight’s round-of-16 clash.

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Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel Outbreak This post contains videos

Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel

The second virus-related death in France was confirmed this morning.

The IRFU has postponed next month's Ireland v Italy Six Nations match

It had been due to take place at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week, 7 March.

'I'm saying goodbye' - Sharapova announces retirement from tennis at 32

The five-time Grand Slam champion revealed the news in an essay with Vanity Fair.

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

Rest-of-world overtakes China in daily cases as WHO expert warns countries 'simply not ready'

The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, even as the number of fresh cases in China declined.

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UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs

The jobs will be cut between June and October.

Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks Covid-19 This post contains videos

Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks

Health Minister Simon Harris stresses this does not mean a significant number of positive cases.

Clooney says Nespresso 'has work to do' as probe launched into allegations of child labour on coffee farms

Brand ambassador George Clooney says “more work to do” as company reveals 15 cases of child labour.

Death toll rises to 20 after Delhi riots during Trump trip

The unrest is continuing over a controversial citizenship law which excludes Muslims.

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

Universities put Irish students in Italy on high alert as number of coronavirus cases there rockets

More than 10 people have died from the virus in Italy as confirmed cases reach over 280.

International - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Julian Assange phoned the White House to warn lives would be put at risk, court hears

Assange’s lawyer said that the extradition request “boldly and brazenly” misrepresents the facts.

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.

From The42 Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

All the goals came in the second half with Serge Gnabry scoring twice.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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Senior Lord resigns after long-awaited report into historical child sex abuse in Westminster published

An inquiry found politicians “turned a blind eye” to child abuse to avoid scandals.

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to certain areas of Italy – these are your options if you have a trip booked.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

Iran's deputy health minister has been diagnosed with the coronavirus

Clusters of the illness have been reported across Iran.

Placido Domingo says he is 'truly sorry' after investigation finds multiple harassment complaints from women

The investigation was carried out by the US union representing opera performers.

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

He ruled Egypt for over 30 years.

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault

The disgraced film producer faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

International - Monday 24 February, 2020

Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash

The basketball star and his 13-year-old daughter were among the victims of last month’s helicopter crash.

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face 'fatal consequences' if extradited, court hears

The Australian was visited in prison by his father over the weekend ahead of the hearing today.

From The42 Dramatic late fightback gets Liverpool out of jail Report

Dramatic late fightback gets Liverpool out of jail

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a record-equalling 18th consecutive Premier League win.

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