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International - Today’s News

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal
# Within Her Means
From The42
# Within Her Means

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal

Updated 3 hours ago 44,044 Views 30 Comments

Siobhan Haughey has created history in the pool today.

International - Yesterday’s News

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot

14 hours ago 22,531 Views 112 Comments

The gripping accounts served as opening testimony in a House investigation of the attack.

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility

Updated 15 hours ago 30,143 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout
# More Than He Can Chew
From The42
# More Than He Can Chew

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout

Updated 18 hours ago 43,953 Views 15 Comments

A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions ‘intolerable.’

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
# Angelo Becciu
# Angelo Becciu

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

23 hours ago 18,461 Views 30 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
# Plain Sailing
From The42
# Plain Sailing

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race

Updated Tue 9:51 AM 20,486 Views 6 Comments

It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
From The42
# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated Tue 9:32 AM 51,345 Views 53 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister
# Kais Saied
# Kais Saied

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister

Tue 9:12 AM 11,054 Views 5 Comments

Police intervened on Monday to prevent clashes outside the parliament building.

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified
# Surfside
# Surfside

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified

Tue 8:43 AM 17,569 Views 7 Comments

98 were killed when the residential building collapsed last month.

International - Monday 26 July, 2021

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
# Travel
# Travel

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases

Updated Mon 10:50 PM 40,370 Views 19 Comments

“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West
# United States
# United States

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West

Mon 10:39 PM 9,136 Views 5 Comments

The blaze had already levelled at least 16 houses and other structures

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Mon 6:00 PM 26,487 Views 13 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Mon 3:00 PM 63,316 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day
# Floods
# Floods

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day

Updated Mon 1:30 PM 49,273 Views 7 Comments

One hospital had to cancel all planned surgery and outpatient appointments due to flooding.

Ronan Keating agrees phone-hacking settlement at London High Court
# Rollercoaster
# Rollercoaster

Ronan Keating agrees phone-hacking settlement at London High Court

Mon 11:19 AM 31,723 Views 35 Comments

The singer and TV presenter claimed his voicemail messages had been intercepted by News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers.

Home and Away actor Dieter Brummer dies aged 45
# Shane Parrish
# Shane Parrish

Home and Away actor Dieter Brummer dies aged 45

Mon 10:58 AM 86,364 Views 14 Comments

Brummer’s body was discovered at his home in Sydney on Saturday.

Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns
# Australia
# Australia

Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns

Mon 7:38 AM 18,795 Views 6 Comments

The two cities are set to see restrictions ease on Wednesday.

International - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold
# Confusion
From The42
# Confusion

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold

Sun 10:15 PM 84,854 Views 13 Comments

Annemiek van Vleuten thought she had won gold when she crossed the line 75 seconds after Anna Kiesenhofer.

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
# Dixie Fire
# Dixie Fire

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat

Sun 7:46 PM 15,836 Views 1 Comment

Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.

US faces ‘unnecessary predicament’ due to unvaccinated Americans, says Fauci
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

US faces ‘unnecessary predicament’ due to unvaccinated Americans, says Fauci

Sun 5:17 PM 37,800 Views 75 Comments

Dr Anthony Fauci said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is ‘under active consideration’.

Ten killed, 45 injured as bus crashes off road in Croatia
# Slavonski Brod
# Slavonski Brod

Ten killed, 45 injured as bus crashes off road in Croatia

Sun 12:58 PM 28,014 Views 5 Comments

Police said the bus, with 60 people on board, had Kosovo licence plates and was on a regular route from Germany to the Kosovan capital, Pristina.

UK health secretary apologises for suggesting people ‘cower’ from Covid
# Sorry Folks
# Sorry Folks

UK health secretary apologises for suggesting people ‘cower’ from Covid

Sun 12:21 PM 25,480 Views 36 Comments

Sajid Javid conceded it was a ‘poor choice of word’.

Sitdown Sunday: 'I'll keep searching for missing Esther'
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: 'I'll keep searching for missing Esther'

Sun 9:00 AM 26,310 Views 0 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'

Sun 8:00 AM 23,753 Views 1 Comment

Two of Jeremy Lyons’ athletes at Dublin Sprint Club, Sophie Becker and Cillín Greene, are at the Olympic Games. The late Craig Lynch’s legacy will always live on in the group.

Olympics Breakfast: Mixed results for Ireland in the early hours of the second day at Tokyo 2020
# Daily Update
From The42
# Daily Update

Olympics Breakfast: Mixed results for Ireland in the early hours of the second day at Tokyo 2020

Sun 6:37 AM 57,543 Views 8 Comments

All you need to know about the overnight action on day two of the Olympic Games.

International - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India

Sat 7:23 PM 7,988 Views 3 Comments

Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days causing the worst floods in decades.

Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility
# Hungary
# Hungary

Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility

Sat 6:59 PM 21,360 Views 43 Comments

Prime Minister Victor Orban’s critics have accused him of conflating paedophilia with homosexuality.

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign

Sat 2:55 PM 38,710 Views 28 Comments

Róisín Upton and Sarah Torrans scored the goals against South Africa.

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
# Live Music
# Live Music

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK

Sat 2:41 PM 29,044 Views 37 Comments

40,000 people are in attendance this weekend.

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days

Sat 12:58 PM 18,058 Views 10 Comments

Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
From The42
# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated Sat 10:00 AM 18,454 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

Sat 8:57 AM 30,605 Views 47 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

International - Friday 23 July, 2021

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

Fri 9:58 PM 25,838 Views 36 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds
# For The Kids
# For The Kids

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds

Fri 4:50 PM 20,321 Views 58 Comments

It is the first time the shot has been authorised for people under 18.

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told
# Ryan Giggs
From The42
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told

Fri 4:29 PM 69,075 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star denies assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Fri 2:55 PM 37,920 Views 7 Comments

The British & Irish Lions play their opening test match against South Africa, while Tokyo 2020 finally kicks-off.

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium
# Restricted Numbers
From The42
# Restricted Numbers

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium

Fri 2:14 PM 20,719 Views 4 Comments

Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were allowed into the 68,000-capacity venue.

32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India
# India
# India

32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India

Fri 1:28 PM 4,112 Views 1 Comment

At least 32 people have been killed after heavy monsoon rains hit the region.

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