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International

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# West Bank
10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years
The Palestinian officials also accused the forces of using tear gas inside a hospital children’s ward.
# Germany
Man accused of killing two teenagers on a train in Germany had ‘just been released from jail’
A 16-year-old girl and 19-year-old man died from their injuries, authorities said.
# Romania
Andrew Tate appears at prosecutors' offices for second day of forensic device searches
He is suspected of being involved in human trafficking and part of an organised crime gang.
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# near-Earth object
Lorry-sized asteroid to come 'extraordinarily close' to Earth but NASA says it poses no danger
It was discovered on Saturday from an observatory in Crimea.
# Richneck Elementary School
Top official at school where teacher was shot by 6-year-old is fired as victim launches lawsuit
Abigail Zwerner survived being shot in the chest and is now recuperating at home, but faces more surgery.
# Algeciras
Man dies and priest wounded in machete attack on Spain churches
Prosecutors immediately opened a terror probe into the attack.
# half moon bay
Man charged with seven murders in California could face death penalty if convicted, court hears
Zhao Chunli, 66, was arrested on Monday in Half Moon Bay.
# Car Theft
Security advice for owners of recently-imported Asian market cars after increase in thefts
Sources have said that the targeted cars which lack an immobiliser are imported from Japan and the wider Asian market.
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# He's back
Trump to be allowed back on Facebook and Instagram, Meta confirms
Trump had been banned from the social media sites since 2021.
# stick a fork in it
Weghorst nets first goal as Man United all but seal their spot in Carabao Cup final
Marcus Rashford also scored his 10th goal in 10 games since the resumption after the World Cup.
# Ukraine War
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Norway has also promised tanks.
President Biden confirmed the news this evening.
Germany said it will also provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks
Norway confirmed it is also sending tanks
The powerful tanks are seen as key to punching through enemy lines
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
More asylum accommodation issues, cost of living “eroding” our living standards and US gives tanks to Ukr
# Attack
Knife attacker kills two on German train before capture
The 33-year-old suspect was detained at the railway station in the town of Brokstedt and treated in hospital for minor injuries.
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# half moon bay
Man suspected of killing seven farmworkers in California due before court
Zhao Chunli was arrested on Monday at a sheriff’s substation in the coastal city south of San Francisco.
# Northern Ireland
'Viable' pipe bomb discovered in Newtownabbey
The device has been removed from the area, which is located north of Belfast, for investigation.
# Prisoners
PSNI issue information appeal after duo escape from prison
49-year-old Alison McDonagh and 54-year-old Stephen McParland are believed to be together.
# Controversy
Patrick Reed likens Rory McIlroy to 'immature little child' amid tee-flicking incident
Tensions have risen at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Voices
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
This is another decisive moment in the war in Ukraine.
# tax controversy
Sunak defends handling of Zahawi row as pressure on Tory chairman mounts
Sunak said that due process will be followed, with his ethics advisor carrying out an investigation into Zahawi.
# andrew tate
Andrew Tate’s phones and laptops being searched as he says ‘there’s no justice’
He was initially detained in late December amid an organised crime and human trafficking probe.
# London
Met Police commissioner apologises after another officer convicted of sex crimes
The Met said 1,071 of its own officers had been or are under investigation for domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
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# respiratory illness
North Korea locks down capital over 'respiratory illness', report says
Residents of Pyongyang have been ordered to stay in their homes
# Secretary of State
Former Trump official says the US stopped a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2019
Mike Pompeo’s new book also reveals that he joked that he was trying to kill Kim Jong Un at a meeting with the North Korean leader.
# leopard tanks
Germany to provide Ukraine with Leopard tanks after intense pressure - reports
Unnamed government sources told a German news channel that Ukraine would receive 1 tanks.
# Classified
Classified documents found at home of former US vice president Mike Pence
A lawyer said Mr Pence immediately secured the documents in a locked safe when they were discovered.
# Armageddon
Doomsday clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight – the closest in history
The clock, a symbolic timepiece showing how close the world is to ending, has been moved forward by 10 seconds
# Corruption
Senior Ukrainian officials quit amid corruption crackdown
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, resigned, along with deputy defence minister Viacheslav Shapovalov.
# half moon bay
Seven dead in shootings in city near San Francisco just days after separate mass killing
Police have arrested a 67-year-old man in connection with the shooting.
# fresco
Ancient fresco depicting Hercules among 60 treasures returned to Italy from US
Last summer, US authorities announced that the fresco and dozens of other trafficked objects would go back to Italy.
# Academy Awards
What Irish films and actors could be up for nomination at this year's Oscars?
Here’s a guide to what to watch out for.
# CALVING
Iceberg nearly the size of Greater London breaks off Antarctic ice shelf
The British Antarctic Survey said the formation of the new iceberg was not due to climate change.
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# inevitable
Everton confirm sacking of Frank Lampard with club lying 19th in Premier League
The Toffees’ 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers West Ham proved the final straw, according to multiple reports in the British media.
# Elon musk
Elon Musk gives evidence in federal court on second day of Tesla tweet trial
Tesla investors are alleging he misled them with a tweet saying funding was secured to take his electric car company private.
# Russia
Ex-FBI agent charged over ties to Russian oligarch
Charles McGonigal is accused of investigating a rival oligarch in return for secret payments from an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
# Talking Points
Porter leads Leinster, Ulster impress, Connacht stumble and Munster will miss Ryan
The42 writers look back on the weekend’s action for the province.
# US Capitol Riot
Man who propped feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during US Capitol riot found guilty
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett lounging at a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office made him one of the most memorable figures from the riot on 6 January 2021.
# Ukraine
EU agrees extra €500 million military aid for Ukraine as Germany under pressure over tanks
Berlin, which needs to grant permission for the tanks to be sent to Ukraine, has come under fire for failing to take the critical decision.
# UK Government
Sunak orders investigation into Zahawi over tax dispute penalty
The Conservative Party chairman and former chancellor paid a penalty to resolve a tax dispute.