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International - Monday 18 July, 2022

Three murdered in Indiana shooting before civilian killed gunman
# Mall Shooting
# Mall Shooting

Three murdered in Indiana shooting before civilian killed gunman

Jul 18th 2022, 6:57 AM 21,595 Views 26 Comments

‘We are sickened by yet another type of incident like this in our country,’ assistant chief of police Chris Bailey said.

Zelenskyy sacks two top Ukraine officials as EU mulls Russia sanctions
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy sacks two top Ukraine officials as EU mulls Russia sanctions

Jul 18th 2022, 6:51 AM 36,860 Views 25 Comments
'We purposely put the players under some immense pressure and they never missed a beat'
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

'We purposely put the players under some immense pressure and they never missed a beat'

Jul 18th 2022, 5:20 AM 31,197 Views 8 Comments

Saturday’s Test series win in New Zealand deserves to go down as Irish rugby’s greatest achievement.

International - Sunday 17 July, 2022

Brilliant Cameron Smith wins Open as Rory McIlroy’s major drought goes on
# The Champion Golfer
From The42
# The Champion Golfer

Brilliant Cameron Smith wins Open as Rory McIlroy’s major drought goes on

Jul 17th 2022, 7:02 PM 39,308 Views 56 Comments

Smith fired a final-round 64 to win at St Andrews as McIlroy missed the chance to win his fifth major.

UK's Johnson went on country weekend instead of attending emergency heatwave briefing
# Crisis
# Crisis

UK's Johnson went on country weekend instead of attending emergency heatwave briefing

Jul 17th 2022, 4:39 PM 55,287 Views 29 Comments

The revelation comes as Penny Mordaunt fends off criticism in her bid to replace Johnson.

UK military chief says speculation on Putin being overthrown is 'wishful thinking'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UK military chief says speculation on Putin being overthrown is 'wishful thinking'

Jul 17th 2022, 2:25 PM 23,293 Views 34 Comments

Admiral Tony Radakin believes that Putin’s regime was relatively stable.

UK climate chief could quit as Tory leadership candidates waver on net zero by 2050
# Emissions
# Emissions

UK climate chief could quit as Tory leadership candidates waver on net zero by 2050

Jul 17th 2022, 12:56 PM 13,627 Views 5 Comments

Three of the five candidates to replace Boris Johnson have voiced hesitancy to commit Britain to climate goals.

Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Greece as officials fear presence of 'dangerous chemicals'
# Antonov An-12
# Antonov An-12

Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Greece as officials fear presence of 'dangerous chemicals'

Jul 17th 2022, 10:36 AM 32,512 Views 14 Comments

All eight crew members were killed.

Meet New Zealand Rugby’s best kept secret and potential saviour – a man called Joe Schmidt
# No Ordinary Joe
From The42
# No Ordinary Joe

Meet New Zealand Rugby’s best kept secret and potential saviour – a man called Joe Schmidt

Jul 17th 2022, 8:03 AM 62,147 Views 18 Comments

It might be hard to believe but Schmidt’s profile is way higher in Ireland than it is in his native country.

Opinion: Is the Ukraine invasion finally whipping back the curtain to reveal the backstage grime of society?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is the Ukraine invasion finally whipping back the curtain to reveal the backstage grime of society?

Jul 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 30,242 Views 6 Comments

Author Sam O’Brien explores what the current geopolitical situation tells us about what lies behind echelons of power.

International - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Forest fires rage in scorching southwest Europe
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Forest fires rage in scorching southwest Europe

Updated Jul 16th 2022, 4:38 PM 29,570 Views 15 Comments

Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year.

North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion
# European Union
# European Union

North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion

Jul 16th 2022, 4:25 PM 10,504 Views 1 Comment

Opposition MPs left the chamber in protest.

Blair calls on the West to stand up to China
# Tony Blair
# Tony Blair

Blair calls on the West to stand up to China

Jul 16th 2022, 2:55 PM 27,381 Views 49 Comments

The former British prime minister has predicted a need for increased defence spending as the era of Western dominance draws to a close.

US 'will not walk away' from Middle East: Biden to Arab leaders
# Middle East
# Middle East

US 'will not walk away' from Middle East: Biden to Arab leaders

Updated Jul 16th 2022, 2:21 PM 9,634 Views 13 Comments

Biden is looking to use the visit to the Middle East to discuss volatile oil prices and outline his vision for Washington’s role in the region.

Queen said ‘thank goodness Meghan not coming’ to Philip’s funeral, book claims
# Meghan Markle
# Meghan Markle

Queen said ‘thank goodness Meghan not coming’ to Philip’s funeral, book claims

Jul 16th 2022, 1:56 PM 42,795 Views 26 Comments

That’s according to biographer Tom Bower’s latest book: ‘Revenge: Meghan, Harry And The War Between The Windsors’

Ivana Trump died of accidental 'blunt impact injuries', says medical examiner
# New York
# New York

Ivana Trump died of accidental 'blunt impact injuries', says medical examiner

Jul 16th 2022, 12:10 PM 69,066 Views 15 Comments

The 73-year-old’s death was announced on Thursday.

Poll: Who do you think should win the Tory leadership contest?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think should win the Tory leadership contest?

Jul 16th 2022, 11:01 AM 31,994 Views 55 Comments

One question at a debate last night asked the candidates: “Why should we trust any of you?”

Sri Lanka begins choosing leader to replace exiled ex-president
# Colombo
# Colombo

Sri Lanka begins choosing leader to replace exiled ex-president

Jul 16th 2022, 10:30 AM 6,348 Views 0 Comments

Security around the parliament building was heightened today with masked soldiers on guard and nearby roads closed.

Ireland stun the All Blacks to become just the fifth touring side to win series in New Zealand
# Heroes
From The42
# Heroes

Ireland stun the All Blacks to become just the fifth touring side to win series in New Zealand

Jul 16th 2022, 10:21 AM 90,607 Views 124 Comments

All Blacks suffer back-to-back home defeats for first time since 1998 in the deciding Test of their three-match series in Wellington.

Elon Musk wants to delay the start of a court battle with Twitter
# Push Back
# Push Back

Elon Musk wants to delay the start of a court battle with Twitter

Jul 16th 2022, 8:25 AM 18,897 Views 25 Comments

Twitter has called Musk’s exit strategy from a contract to buy the firm a “model of hypocrisy”.

Russia accused of shelling from captured Ukraine nuclear plant
# Missiles
# Missiles

Russia accused of shelling from captured Ukraine nuclear plant

Jul 16th 2022, 7:40 AM 12,103 Views 3 Comments

The situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is “extremely tense”, an official said.

International - Friday 15 July, 2022

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
# Forest Fires
# Forest Fires

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal

Jul 15th 2022, 11:03 PM 19,054 Views 4 Comments

A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.

US House passes bills to protect abortion access but Senate approval unlikely
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US House passes bills to protect abortion access but Senate approval unlikely

Jul 15th 2022, 9:30 PM 7,831 Views 8 Comments

The legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Saudi crown prince greets Joe Biden with fist bump ahead of key meeting
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi crown prince greets Joe Biden with fist bump ahead of key meeting

Updated Jul 15th 2022, 6:43 PM 28,704 Views 19 Comments

Biden became the first US leader to fly directly from Israel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Search for survivors underway after missile strike in central Ukraine kills at least 23
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Search for survivors underway after missile strike in central Ukraine kills at least 23

Jul 15th 2022, 5:56 PM 8,506 Views 18 Comments

Russia claims the strikes targeted a meeting of Ukrainian military officials and foreign arms suppliers.

Happy Mondays star Paul Ryder dies aged 58
# RIP
# RIP

Happy Mondays star Paul Ryder dies aged 58

Jul 15th 2022, 5:22 PM 50,998 Views 16 Comments

He founded the ‘Madchester’ group alongside his brother Shaun.

British aid volunteer captured in Ukraine has died, say Russia-backed rebels
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

British aid volunteer captured in Ukraine has died, say Russia-backed rebels

Jul 15th 2022, 5:16 PM 26,713 Views 21 Comments

Daria Morozova, from the Moscow-backed separatist leadership in Donetsk, said Paul Urey died of chronic illnesses and stress.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Down To Quizness
From The42
# Let's Get Down To Quizness

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jul 15th 2022, 5:00 PM 32,953 Views 7 Comments

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

Robber handed 30-year jail term for ‘terrifying’ raid on home of Ashley Cole
# UK
# UK

Robber handed 30-year jail term for ‘terrifying’ raid on home of Ashley Cole

Jul 15th 2022, 4:50 PM 29,012 Views 0 Comments

The footballer was tied up in the attack while holding his young daughter.

Biden likens Palestinians to Irish Catholics on trip to Middle East
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

Biden likens Palestinians to Irish Catholics on trip to Middle East

Jul 15th 2022, 3:02 PM 26,173 Views 44 Comments

He was speaking at East Jerusalem Hospital.

10,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage pine forests in south-west France
# France
# France

10,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage pine forests in south-west France

Jul 15th 2022, 1:46 PM 15,715 Views 5 Comments

One of the fires is in woodlands just south of the resort town of Arcachon.

UK Met Office issues first red warning for extreme heat as odds on 40C drop
# Uk Heatwave
# Uk Heatwave

UK Met Office issues first red warning for extreme heat as odds on 40C drop

Jul 15th 2022, 12:16 PM 22,394 Views 9 Comments

There’s a 50% chance of 40C heat early next week – which the Met Office say would be proof ‘climate change is with us now’.

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
# Pushback
# Pushback

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law

Jul 15th 2022, 11:54 AM 10,416 Views 12 Comments

Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.

Truss allies deny ‘black ops’ campaign against Mordaunt as Tory leadership race heats up
# Tory Leadership Race
# Tory Leadership Race

Truss allies deny ‘black ops’ campaign against Mordaunt as Tory leadership race heats up

Jul 15th 2022, 11:26 AM 15,605 Views 10 Comments

Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, is bidding to consolidate and increase support from the right of the Tory party, in the face of a surge by Penny Mordaunt.

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases
# Public Health
# Public Health

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases

Jul 15th 2022, 8:47 AM 16,486 Views 4 Comments

The WHO decided in June against declaring such an emergency but will reconvene next week amid rising cases.

Newly discovered Van Gogh portrait could be worth €118m, says art historian
# Hidden Painting
# Hidden Painting

Newly discovered Van Gogh portrait could be worth €118m, says art historian

Jul 15th 2022, 8:41 AM 14,261 Views 6 Comments

The previously unseen picture was uncovered on the back of Head of a Peasant Woman.

Scrubs co-executive producer arrested on multiple sexual assault charges
# Eric Weinberg
# Eric Weinberg

Scrubs co-executive producer arrested on multiple sexual assault charges

Jul 15th 2022, 8:16 AM 24,674 Views 0 Comments

Eric Weinberg allegedly approached targeted young women in public places under the guise of being a photographer offering them work.

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns after fleeing country
# Presidential Crisis
# Presidential Crisis

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns after fleeing country

Jul 15th 2022, 7:03 AM 4,576 Views 0 Comments

The parliament will convene on Saturday to start the process of electing a new president.