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International - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods

Jun 14th 2022, 9:25 PM 28,718 Views 2 Comments

Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Kremlin critic Navalny moved to 'strict-regime' penal colony
# Penal Colony
# Penal Colony

Kremlin critic Navalny moved to 'strict-regime' penal colony

Jun 14th 2022, 9:07 PM 18,399 Views 11 Comments

Navalny’s family nor his lawyer were notified in advance of the transfer.

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures

Jun 14th 2022, 6:29 PM 15,796 Views 18 Comments

The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.

Trump blasts US Capitol riot hearings as 'mockery of justice' and 'kangaroo court'
# 6 January
# 6 January

Trump blasts US Capitol riot hearings as 'mockery of justice' and 'kangaroo court'

Jun 14th 2022, 3:29 PM 19,412 Views 59 Comments

Trump’s former attorney general said that he was ‘detached from reality’.

Human remains found in Amazon search for missing journalist and indigenous expert
# Phillips And Pereira
# Phillips And Pereira

Human remains found in Amazon search for missing journalist and indigenous expert

Jun 14th 2022, 2:07 PM 12,164 Views 2 Comments

U2 are among those drawing attention to the case.

Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine
# Medical Mission
# Medical Mission

Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine

Jun 14th 2022, 11:56 AM 13,453 Views 0 Comments

So far 13 people, including five soldiers, have been brought to Ireland for medical treatment from Ukraine.

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 17,910 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism
# Grrrls
# Grrrls

Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism

Jun 14th 2022, 10:08 AM 45,695 Views 113 Comments

The artist announced that she has removed the derogatory lyric in a written public apology.

Actor Philip Baker Hall, known for Seinfeld and Magnolia, dies aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Actor Philip Baker Hall, known for Seinfeld and Magnolia, dies aged 90

Jun 14th 2022, 7:38 AM 16,991 Views 4 Comments

Hall’s prolific career spanned over 40 years in both film and theatre.

Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding
# Jason Alexander
# Jason Alexander

Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding

Jun 14th 2022, 7:27 AM 18,504 Views 1 Comment

Jason Alexander was also charged with trespassing, vandalism and battery.

International - Monday 13 June, 2022

Capitol officer tells trial that man jabbed at him with Confederate battle flag
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

Capitol officer tells trial that man jabbed at him with Confederate battle flag

Jun 13th 2022, 10:47 PM 9,860 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Seefried is charged with being part of the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6 2021.

'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband
# Oregon
# Oregon

'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband

Jun 13th 2022, 10:15 PM 34,568 Views 0 Comments

Nancy Crampton Brophy was convicted of second-degree murder on 25 May after a seven-week trial.

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police
# London
# London

Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 29,453 Views 0 Comments

Firefighters alerted the police after being called to the park just before 4.20am this morning.

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California

Jun 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,627 Views 4 Comments

The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.

Zelenskyy says human cost of Severodonetsk fight 'terrifying' as Russian forces advance on city
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Zelenskyy says human cost of Severodonetsk fight 'terrifying' as Russian forces advance on city

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:12 PM 16,871 Views 7 Comments

Severodonetsk and Lysychansk have been targeted for weeks as the last areas still under Ukrainian control in the eastern Lugansk region.

As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'
Live Jun 13th 2022, 8:55 PM

As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'

  • The Bill would see customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain effectively scrapped.
  • It also proposes giving UK government ministers the power to change almost every aspect of the text.
  • Ireland and the EU have made clear that such steps would amount to a breach of international law.
Police investigating killings of 12,000 Ukrainians in war
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Police investigating killings of 12,000 Ukrainians in war

Jun 13th 2022, 7:00 PM 12,048 Views 7 Comments

The bodies of several people whose hands were tied behind their backs have been found in the Kyiv region of Ukraine.

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected
# Rwanda Policy
# Rwanda Policy

Last-ditch bid to block deportation flight from UK to Rwanda rejected

Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,240 Views 16 Comments

The UK’s Court of Appeal judges rejected a legal bid to block the first flight due to relocate asylum seekers under a controversial new policy.

Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert
# Amazon
# Amazon

Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 5:00 PM 57,796 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian Federal Police said the latest development was the discovery of personal items belonging to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira.

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men
# UK
# UK

Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men

Jun 13th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,883 Views 0 Comments

The actor will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Thursday.

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill

Jun 13th 2022, 4:03 PM 11,380 Views 16 Comments

The letter represents a majority of MLAs in Stormont but no unionists signed it.

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas over lesbian kiss
# To Infinity And Be Gone
# To Infinity And Be Gone

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas over lesbian kiss

Jun 13th 2022, 2:56 PM 16,179 Views 24 Comments

Cinemas in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, had already advertised showtimes for the film.

Australian newspaper apologises over Rebel Wilson 'outing' controversy
# Rebel Wilson
# Rebel Wilson

Australian newspaper apologises over Rebel Wilson 'outing' controversy

Jun 13th 2022, 1:30 PM 37,619 Views 18 Comments

The Sydney Morning Herald has taken down an article following accusations that it had pressured Wilson to reveal she was dating a woman.

Ballymurphy Massacre: Families receive 'significant damages' in court case against UK government
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy Massacre: Families receive 'significant damages' in court case against UK government

Jun 13th 2022, 11:50 AM 11,528 Views 9 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in the British Army shootings.

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Coveney warns UK altering Northern Ireland Protocol will 'deeply damage' relationships

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 9:22 AM 19,565 Views 19 Comments
  • The UK is set to introduce legislation to unilaterally change parts of its Brexit deal with the EU.
  • The changes could include the removal of all customs processes for goods moving within the UK.
  • Ireland, the EU and the UK Labour party say changing the agreement would represent a breach of international law.
Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city

Jun 13th 2022, 8:38 AM 7,378 Views 9 Comments

Amnesty said it had uncovered proof in Kharkiv of the repeated use by Russian forces of cluster bombs and scatterable land mines.

International - Sunday 12 June, 2022

'21st PGA Tour victory, one more than someone else' - Majestic McIlroy defends Canadian Open title
# Rory Rory Rory
From The42
# Rory Rory Rory

'21st PGA Tour victory, one more than someone else' - Majestic McIlroy defends Canadian Open title

Jun 12th 2022, 11:21 PM 65,888 Views 55 Comments

The Holywood native shot a final-round 62 and took a swipe at LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman on a thrilling Sunday in Toronto.

'We don't play for Christophe' - Bordeaux give coach the cold shoulder in quarter-final win
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

'We don't play for Christophe' - Bordeaux give coach the cold shoulder in quarter-final win

Jun 12th 2022, 11:08 PM 41,362 Views 2 Comments

Christophe Urios had slammed a number of his senior players prior to tonight’s French quarter-final victory over Racing.

Wales and Lions rugby great Phil Bennett dies aged 73
# Benny
From The42
# Benny

Wales and Lions rugby great Phil Bennett dies aged 73

Jun 12th 2022, 9:35 PM 29,402 Views 11 Comments

The out-half won 29 caps for his country between 1969 and 1978, winning two Grand Slams and three Triple Crowns.

French elections: Record-low turnout expected as Macron seeks parliament majority
# French Elections
# French Elections

French elections: Record-low turnout expected as Macron seeks parliament majority

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 7:01 PM 17,184 Views 2 Comments

Voting takes place over two rounds, with one taking place today while the second takes place on 19 June.

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre
# UK
# UK

‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:44 PM 20,285 Views 32 Comments

The immigration policy has come in for criticism from various groups.

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:18 PM 40,587 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.

Spain sizzles as temperatures soar to 43 degrees
# Sizzling Spain
# Sizzling Spain

Spain sizzles as temperatures soar to 43 degrees

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 4:53 PM 60,804 Views 43 Comments

The mercury could even hit 32 degrees in Barcelona, despite its coastal location.

Crowds flock to former McDonald’s outlet in Moscow as it reopens under new name
# Changed Hands
# Changed Hands

Crowds flock to former McDonald’s outlet in Moscow as it reopens under new name

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 2:02 PM 67,330 Views 54 Comments

The US fast-food giant left Russia earlier this year in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook's parent company to launch 'metaverse academy' in France

Jun 12th 2022, 1:00 PM 10,044 Views 3 Comments

The school’s goal in its first year will be to train for free around 100 students as specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.

22 people wounded in airstrikes on western Ukraine as Russia continues push on Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk

22 people wounded in airstrikes on western Ukraine as Russia continues push on Severodonetsk

Jun 12th 2022, 10:43 AM 8,007 Views 2 Comments

The attack comes as Russian troops continue to push for control of Severodonetsk in the east.

Line of investigation into disappearances in Brazil’s Amazon point to ‘fish mafia’ involvement
# Javari Valley
# Javari Valley

Line of investigation into disappearances in Brazil’s Amazon point to ‘fish mafia’ involvement

Jun 12th 2022, 9:16 AM 21,433 Views 1 Comment

The scheme is run by local businessmen, who pay fishermen to enter the Javari Valley, catch fish, and deliver it to them.

'I'm no monster. I just live with something so powerful'
# Clare Shine
From The42
# Clare Shine

'I'm no monster. I just live with something so powerful'

Jun 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 80,894 Views 1 Comment

The full extent of Clare Shine’s struggles are laid bare in her new book, Scoring Goals In The Dark.