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International - Friday 13 May, 2022

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

Fri 7:20 AM 11,271 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

International - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated Thu 10:42 PM 46,234 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final

Thu 10:11 PM 79,418 Views 130 Comments

The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin.

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
# Social Media
# Social Media

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover

Thu 10:07 PM 19,486 Views 25 Comments

Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.

Tottenham pick up big win over Arsenal as Son closes in on Salah
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Tottenham pick up big win over Arsenal as Son closes in on Salah

Thu 9:39 PM 29,242 Views 34 Comments

Harry Kane was also on target as the hosts won the North London Derby.

Palestinians honour journalist killed in Israeli army raid after rejecting probe into her death
# Shireen Abu Akleh
# Shireen Abu Akleh

Palestinians honour journalist killed in Israeli army raid after rejecting probe into her death

Thu 8:46 PM 9,808 Views 9 Comments

The Palestinian Authority has rejected holding a joint probe with Israel.

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
# Eurovision 2022
# Eurovision 2022

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final

Updated Thu 8:10 PM 40,472 Views 35 Comments

It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.

'We've all made mistakes,' says Greg Norman about murder of Saudi journalist
# Human Rights
From The42
# Human Rights

'We've all made mistakes,' says Greg Norman about murder of Saudi journalist

Thu 8:04 PM 47,408 Views 29 Comments

The Australian former world number one is heading the new LIV Golf Invitational Series which is heavily backed by Saudi financing.

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’

Updated Thu 7:45 PM 71,980 Views 0 Comments

Vardy is due to finish her evidence today, with Rooney due to begin hers tomorrow.

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated Thu 6:23 PM 39,446 Views 50 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.
German police foil teenage school 'Nazi attack'
# Germany
# Germany

German police foil teenage school 'Nazi attack'

Thu 4:16 PM 18,393 Views 0 Comments

The suspect is being questioned while investigators continue to comb his home for evidence.

Two arrested in Cork as part of ongoing investigation into transnational cybercrime
# Cork
# Cork

Two arrested in Cork as part of ongoing investigation into transnational cybercrime

Thu 2:46 PM 10,353 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have been liaising with the FBI in recent months for the purpose of targeting the activities of cybercriminals.

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'
# Sauli Niinisto
# Sauli Niinisto

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'

Thu 1:33 PM 16,735 Views 42 Comments

The announcement paves the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

London police issue more than 50 additional fines over Partygate scandal
# Partygate
# Partygate

London police issue more than 50 additional fines over Partygate scandal

Thu 12:29 PM 8,080 Views 12 Comments

More than 100 referrals in total for fixed penalty notices have now been issued as part of this investigation.

Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans

Thu 8:11 AM 7,289 Views 37 Comments

The almost party-line count promises to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling.

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases

Thu 7:29 AM 19,020 Views 9 Comments

The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.

International - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city

Updated Wed 10:55 PM 72,346 Views 53 Comments

The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”

Croatian woman allowed abortion amid public outrage
# Croatia
# Croatia

Croatian woman allowed abortion amid public outrage

Wed 10:20 PM 28,506 Views 0 Comments

Abortion in Croatia is becoming more restricted as religious pressure sways doctors to refuse it citing moral grounds.

US Republicans block contentious Senate abortion rights vote
# US Abortion Rights
# US Abortion Rights

US Republicans block contentious Senate abortion rights vote

Wed 9:44 PM 16,475 Views 19 Comments

All 50 Republicans and one of the 50 Democrats voted not to consider the legislation.

Celtic clinch 52nd Scottish title and book place in Champions League group stage
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

Celtic clinch 52nd Scottish title and book place in Champions League group stage

Wed 9:37 PM 20,587 Views 35 Comments

Ange Postecoglou’s men played out a 1-1 draw with Dundee to win a 10th league title in 11 years.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:00 PM 6,162 Views 0 Comments

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

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems

Updated Wed 8:48 PM 22,746 Views 36 Comments

The foreign affairs minister said the working relationship Ireland and the UK have enjoyed in the past is currently “absent”.

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
# In The Heat Of It
# In The Heat Of It

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation

Wed 8:00 PM 21,152 Views 31 Comments

The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.

Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law
# Joseph Zen
# Joseph Zen

Catholic cardinal bailed following arrest under Hong Kong national security law

Wed 6:49 PM 16,842 Views 3 Comments

Joseph Zen was released shortly before the White House issued a statement demanding he be freed “immediately”.

David Clifford on dealing with expectation, life away from Kerry and missing soccer
# Key To The Kingdom
From The42
# Key To The Kingdom

David Clifford on dealing with expectation, life away from Kerry and missing soccer

Updated Wed 5:04 PM 36,546 Views 6 Comments

The Kerry superstar is happy with the path he is on, taking it all in his stride.

The Rock: Golf ball-sized diamond sells for $18.8 million in Geneva — but fails to break record
# The Rock
# The Rock

The Rock: Golf ball-sized diamond sells for $18.8 million in Geneva — but fails to break record

Updated Wed 4:45 PM 26,784 Views 3 Comments

The 228.31-carat stone was expected to reach $30 million or more.

Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly

Wed 4:34 PM 22,138 Views 19 Comments

Tory MP Lee Anderson made the remarks during a debate in the UK parliament.

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’

Updated Wed 3:36 PM 41,787 Views 0 Comments

Vardy earlier told the court that she was “joking” about a claim that she wanted to leak a story about a celebrity affair

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail

Wed 2:29 PM 5,344 Views 15 Comments

Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images

Wed 1:15 PM 3,468 Views 4 Comments

The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.

Pussy Riot member leaves Russia disguised as delivery courier
# Maria Alyokhina
# Maria Alyokhina

Pussy Riot member leaves Russia disguised as delivery courier

Wed 11:22 AM 31,269 Views 3 Comments

Maria Alyokhina was sentenced to one year restricted movement last year while protesting in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police
# Alabama
# Alabama

Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police

Wed 11:12 AM 17,691 Views 5 Comments

Casey White was apprehended yesterday, with handguns and an AR-15 in his vehicle.

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election
# Marcos
# Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election

Wed 10:11 AM 6,339 Views 3 Comments

The son of the late dictator has secured over 56% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.

Nine arrested in Israel after plane crash photos shared with other passengers on flight
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Nine arrested in Israel after plane crash photos shared with other passengers on flight

Wed 8:57 AM 23,712 Views 12 Comments

The incident happened shortly before the AnadoluJet passenger plane had been readying for take-off for Istanbul from Tel Aviv.

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger
# US
# US

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger

Wed 8:03 AM 25,168 Views 19 Comments

Lawyers for Tyson praised the district attorney’s decision.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Wed 7:35 AM 13,115 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

Wed 7:24 AM 25,565 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump
# Twitter
# Twitter

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump

Wed 7:06 AM 14,990 Views 35 Comments

Trump has stated publicly that he would not come back to Twitter if permitted.

International - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Liverpool rally to keep Premier League title hopes alive
# Run-in
From The42
# Run-in

Liverpool rally to keep Premier League title hopes alive

Tue 10:16 PM 33,046 Views 29 Comments

Sadio Mane headed the winner as Jurgen Klopp’s side came back from 1-0 down to beat Aston Villa.

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead

Updated Tue 9:35 PM 42,471 Views 44 Comments

It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.