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International - Today’s News

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
# Space
# Space

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

5 minutes ago 179 Views 0 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people

4 hours ago 7,907 Views 34 Comments

The count by Johns Hopkins University comes as cases are spiking in many countries.

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism
# Biden
# Biden

Joe Biden to lift Donald Trump’s cap on refugees amid criticism

5 hours ago 9,650 Views 13 Comments

The latest move gets rid of Trump’s restrictions on resettlements from Somalia, Syria and Yemen to the US.

International - Yesterday’s News

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee
# Indianapolis
# Indianapolis

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee

Updated 17 hours ago 69,027 Views 100 Comments
  • The suspected shooter has been named as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole from Indiana.
  • At a press conference, it was revealed that police seized a gun from the suspected shooter last year.
  • Employees of the company are among the dead, FedEx said. Five people are also wounded.
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Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison
# Seamie
From The42
# Seamie

Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison

17 hours ago 25,845 Views 20 Comments

There was concern for Tottenham as Harry Kane picked up a late injury.

Peaky Blinders actor Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'
# RIP
# RIP

Peaky Blinders actor Helen McCrory dies after 'heroic battle with cancer'

Updated 17 hours ago 86,825 Views 32 Comments

Cillian Murphy has led tributes to the “gifted, fearless and magnificent” actor.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

18 hours ago 8,522 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a round up of the news.

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Gleesons don't let Seth Meyers off the hook for mispronouncing their names

21 hours ago 36,626 Views 12 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
From The42
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

22 hours ago 23,380 Views 2 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

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European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
# Red List
# Red List

European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system

Updated 22 hours ago 28,994 Views 99 Comments
  • A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
  • The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

22 hours ago 5,921 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'

Updated Fri 12:17 PM 40,819 Views 101 Comments

In Ireland, it was confirmed last night that four variants of concern had been identified in mandatory hotel quarantine

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
# Android
# Android

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Fri 9:06 AM 8,068 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges

Fri 7:29 AM 19,726 Views 0 Comments

She has sought a minimum three-month delay.

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues

Fri 7:08 AM 8,895 Views 8 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.

International - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears

Thu 10:48 PM 44,476 Views 48 Comments

Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.

R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking

R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking

Thu 10:29 PM 28,654 Views 0 Comments

The singer has been held in Chicago where he faces a separate trial.

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win
# Cruise Control
From The42
# Cruise Control

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win

Thu 10:13 PM 23,216 Views 18 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win 2-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate.

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
From The42
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

Thu 7:30 PM 19,795 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

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US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
# White House
# White House

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions

Thu 5:34 PM 12,587 Views 34 Comments

The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.

BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record
# Ofcom
# Ofcom

BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record

Thu 5:01 PM 59,821 Views 43 Comments

Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated Thu 4:08 PM 37,732 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Thu 12:04 PM 37,229 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake
# Bun Fight
# Bun Fight

Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake

Thu 11:47 AM 33,631 Views 6 Comments

M&S has filed an intellectual property claim.

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, study suggests

Thu 8:06 AM 16,637 Views 41 Comments

Airlines don’t agree, they argue that filters and air-flow systems on most planes make them safe when passengers wear face masks.

International - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after Real Madrid stalemate

Wed 9:53 PM 26,626 Views 50 Comments

A 3-1 first-leg loss proved costly for the Reds.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:02 PM 7,907 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
# Kim Potter
# Kim Potter

Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright

Wed 8:24 PM 34,739 Views 51 Comments

The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated Wed 5:40 PM 75,975 Views 122 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants
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Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Wed 4:16 PM 8,177 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Wed 3:26 PM 5,432 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Wed 3:01 PM 25,901 Views 30 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week
# Rare Clots
# Rare Clots

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA to rule on J&J jab next week

Updated Wed 3:00 PM 52,960 Views 59 Comments

The director general of the health authority said he “would not hesitate” to use this vaccine if Denmark’s Covid-19 situation was in a worse position.

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’
# Christian Jessen
# Christian Jessen

Arlene Foster tells court of her family's distress at Channel 4 doctor’s incorrect tweet about ‘affair’

Wed 2:31 PM 38,390 Views 0 Comments

The DUP leader has initiated a libel case against Dr Christian Jessen.

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines
# Flag Carriers
# Flag Carriers

Ryanair loses court cases as it rails against pandemic State bailouts of national airlines

Wed 11:32 AM 20,019 Views 27 Comments

Ryanair has estimated the total state aid to airlines approved by Brussels at €30 billion.

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
# Study
# Study

Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs

Wed 8:49 AM 21,445 Views 23 Comments

The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

Wed 8:06 AM 6,538 Views 21 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
# United States
# United States

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

Wed 7:46 AM 5,215 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
# Derek Chauvin Trial

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

Wed 7:16 AM 24,289 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

Wed 7:05 AM 10,988 Views 22 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

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