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International - Today’s News

UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson

Updated 3 hours ago 33,536 Views 28 Comments

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said the allegations should be investigated.

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US and Russian diplomats hold talks on Ukraine amid ‘critical moment’

3 hours ago 16,548 Views 29 Comments

US secretary of state Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva.

'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74
# RIP
# RIP

'The vaults of heaven will be ringing with rock': Tributes paid to Meat Loaf who has died aged 74

4 hours ago 97,639 Views 117 Comments

His family confirmed the news, saying: “Our hearts are broken.”

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
# Manitoba
# Manitoba

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border

5 hours ago 21,778 Views 2 Comments

The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii
# Marine Rescue
# Marine Rescue

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

6 hours ago 11,410 Views 8 Comments

Rescuers were not able to remove all of the heavy-gauge gear that had wrapped around the creature.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

8 hours ago 15,044 Views 20 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption
# Environmental Emergency
# Environmental Emergency

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption

8 hours ago 8,179 Views 3 Comments

The Peruvian government has formed a committee to deal with the crisis.

International - Yesterday’s News

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
# Texas Law
# Texas Law

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers

18 hours ago 23,646 Views 26 Comments

The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated 19 hours ago 49,499 Views 88 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final
# Carabao Runneth Over
From The42
# Carabao Runneth Over

Kelleher returns and Jota stars as Liverpool see off Arsenal to progress to League Cup final

19 hours ago 32,501 Views 80 Comments

Jota scored a goal in either half as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners.

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'
# Effort
From The42
# Effort

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'

Updated 21 hours ago 24,173 Views 11 Comments

Munster and Ireland wing Andrew Conway’s work-rate off the ball is exemplary.

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb

21 hours ago 30,354 Views 13 Comments

Five crew members were left with significant injuries after the bomb exploded underwater 22 miles off the coast of Cromer in north Norfolk.

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in four child abuse cases, report finds

Updated Thu 3:32 PM 28,504 Views 0 Comments

The report analyses how abuse cases were dealt with in the archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019.

Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims
# William Wragg
# William Wragg

Tory opponents of Boris Johnson are facing 'blackmail', MP claims

Updated Thu 2:05 PM 22,112 Views 15 Comments

William Wragg has urged MPs to report intimidation to the police.

Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack
# Hacked
# Hacked

Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack

Thu 1:53 PM 10,553 Views 4 Comments

It was not immediately clear who was behind the breach.

'A game-changing moment': Kidneys from genetically modified pig transplanted into human
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'A game-changing moment': Kidneys from genetically modified pig transplanted into human

Thu 1:08 PM 11,500 Views 10 Comments

Experts now hope to carry out a clinical trial on living humans with serious kidney problems.

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction
# Maxwell
# Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction

Updated Thu 9:41 AM 20,498 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.

‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided
# Line Call
From The42
# Line Call

‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided

Thu 9:09 AM 32,650 Views 36 Comments

The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption

Thu 8:00 AM 9,475 Views 3 Comments

Both New Zealand and Australia have sent military transport planes.

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’

Thu 7:10 AM 10,978 Views 9 Comments

David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
# 6 January
# 6 January

US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation

Thu 7:06 AM 18,195 Views 18 Comments

Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.

International - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win

Wed 10:55 PM 64,207 Views 22 Comments

Anthony Elanga helped the Red Devils secure a win over Brentford.

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps
# RIP
# RIP

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies after skiing accident in the Alps

Wed 7:12 PM 63,364 Views 23 Comments

Ulliel, who was 37, played the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

'In the name of God, go': Defiant Boris Johnson faces Tory defections and plot to oust him

Updated Wed 5:55 PM 63,830 Views 43 Comments

Downing Street said Johnson would have further meetings with MPs today as he attempted to shore up support on his backbenches.

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew's Twitter account deleted as British monarchy distances itself from him

Wed 3:55 PM 50,778 Views 0 Comments

It comes as a woman claiming she saw him with his accuser in a London nightclub said she is willing to give evidence against him.

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

Wed 3:01 PM 15,347 Views 43 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.
Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel
# 6 January
# 6 January

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by US Capitol riot panel

Wed 9:51 AM 13,534 Views 26 Comments

It is seeking records and deposition testimony from him in connection to his promotion of election fraud claims.

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks

Wed 9:31 AM 7,768 Views 25 Comments

The White House warned yesterday that Russia was ready to attack Ukraine at “any point”.

Five people dead and 11 others hospitalised after fire at Spain retirement home
# Valencia
# Valencia

Five people dead and 11 others hospitalised after fire at Spain retirement home

Wed 7:57 AM 13,782 Views 2 Comments

The fire broke out around midnight at the facility in Moncada in Valencia.

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption

Wed 7:41 AM 15,554 Views 1 Comment

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted 30 kilometres into the air on Saturday.

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases

Wed 7:12 AM 38,685 Views 32 Comments

Germany’s cases soared past 100,000 and France reported nearly half a million cases yesterday.

International - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

US Supreme Court to determine fate of Pissarro painting looted by Nazis
# Camille Pissarro
# Camille Pissarro

US Supreme Court to determine fate of Pissarro painting looted by Nazis

Tue 10:58 PM 25,891 Views 32 Comments

The painting worth $30 million was taken from a Jewish woman for a pittance during Germany’s Nazi era.

Chelsea’s struggles continue as battling Brighton hit back to claim point
# Out Of Sorts
From The42
# Out Of Sorts

Chelsea’s struggles continue as battling Brighton hit back to claim point

Tue 10:14 PM 19,307 Views 13 Comments

Hakim Ziyech and Adam Webster were on target in a 1-1 draw.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Tue 8:59 PM 16,040 Views 4 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions
# War Games
# War Games

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions

Tue 6:36 PM 25,045 Views 70 Comments

The Kremlin said the drills are intended to practice a joint response to external threats by the alliance of Russia and Belarus.

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities
# Pacific Island
# Pacific Island

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities

Updated Tue 4:15 PM 46,208 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand’s military is sending much-needed drinking water and other supplies, but said ash on the runway will delay the flight by at least a day.

Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim

Tue 2:20 PM 35,492 Views 29 Comments

It comes after Dominic Raab said this morning that Johnson would “normally” be expected to resign if he lied to parliament.

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