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Yesterday’s News

Mario Balotelli throws French title race wide open

PSG played the last moments in Nice with only nine men after they had two players sent off in quick succession.

Joshua's epic win hailed for reviving heavyweight boxing

The British boxer somehow found the strength to put 41-year-old Klitschko down in the 11th round

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction 99 Problems

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction

From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.

Balde brace ruins Francesco Totti's final Rome derby

Luciano Spalletti’s men physically turned up at the Stadio Olimpico, but mentally looked elsewhere.

Spurs beat Arsenal to guarantee first finish above Gunners in 22 years

Second-half goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane earned the hosts a deserved victory.

Rafa looks the man to beat in French Open after easing to 10th Barcelona success

The Spaniard is in a rich vein of form at the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane Kim Jong-un

Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane

The comments came as both North and South Korea tested missiles over the weekend.

Pedro gem moves clinical Chelsea closer to title

Second-half goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian earned the visitors all three points.

From TheJournal.ie Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert Lauren Patterson
From TheJournal.ie Finland's main train station gets a makeover just in time for a Kiss concert Hellsinki

Finland's main train station gets a makeover just in time for a Kiss concert

The glam rock band are due to play a gig in the Finnish capital on 4 May.

Lucky break for Poulter as he gets to keep his PGA Tour card after all

The English golfer thought he had lost his playing rights for 2018, but a rules change has worked in his favour.

From TheJournal.ie A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos Fyre Festival This post contains videos

A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos

Tickets for the festival cost up to $12,000 with VIP packages rising to $250,000.

New Zealand skipper Read a doubt for Lions series after thumb operation

The back row suffered the injury yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis wants to stop 'a world war in parts' over North Korea Korea Crisis

Pope Francis wants to stop 'a world war in parts' over North Korea

The Pontiff says the international community needs to sit down.

From TheJournal.ie 'A blatant affront to American values': New Orleans removes Confederate monument White Supremacy

'A blatant affront to American values': New Orleans removes Confederate monument

The city mayor said this move sends a message that New Orleans celebrates its diversity, inclusion and tolerance.

From TheJournal.ie Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners Crime

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners

These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.

Saturday 29 April, 2017

Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko in world heavyweight epic

Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF belt but only after being knocked to the canvas by the 41-year-old Klitschko in the sixth round.

From TheJournal.ie Plastic-eating caterpillar could help save the planet Very Hungry Caterpillar

Plastic-eating caterpillar could help save the planet

The larvae of the caterpillar have been found to munch through a notoriously resistant plastic.

Sunderland first to go down as 10-year stay in Premier League ends in defeat

Here’s a round-up of this afternoon’s premier league action.

From TheJournal.ie If Marine Le Pen wins election, her prime minister will be a far-right eurosceptic Two Of A Kind
From TheJournal.ie EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity Brexit

EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity

The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.

Granada relegated from La Liga after Tony Adams' fourth game in charge

The legendary Arsenal defender has been unable to extend Granada’s stay in the Spanish top flight.

From TheJournal.ie As drug lord El Chapo awaits trial, his father-in-law is sentenced to 10 years Ines Coronel Barreras

As drug lord El Chapo awaits trial, his father-in-law is sentenced to 10 years

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is facing charges in the US of running one of the world’s biggest drug empires.

Joshua prepared to be patient as Klitschko 'won't be able to keep up the pace'

The pair will clash tonight in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia Clamp Down

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia

No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Indian minister's wacky plan to conserve water backfires spectacularly Hairbrained Scheme

Indian minister's wacky plan to conserve water backfires spectacularly

“I learnt about this (technology) from a source,” he told reporters.

From TheJournal.ie 25 years ago: More than 50 died and LA was ripped apart in the Rodney King riots Pent-up Anger

25 years ago: More than 50 died and LA was ripped apart in the Rodney King riots

For six days, America’s second city was engulfed in a fireball of rage in front of the world’s news cameras.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack Deportations

Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack

The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger Tensions

North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger

The US President said the move “disrespected the wishes of China”.

Friday 28 April, 2017

Sharapova 'extra help' blasted by Stuttgart opponent Dig

Sharapova 'extra help' blasted by Stuttgart opponent

Kristina Mladenovic has ramped up the pressure on the Russian tennis star.

Watch: Mark Selby hits two of the best shots you'll see in thrilling semi with Ding Class This post contains videos

Watch: Mark Selby hits two of the best shots you'll see in thrilling semi with Ding

In the other semi-final, Scotland’s four-time world champion John Higgins retained control advancing to a 10-6 lead.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile Tensions Rise

North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile

The South Korean military reports the firing of an unidentified missile by its northern neighbour.

Maria Sharapova eases into semis in Stuttgart following doping ban return

Sharapova has yet to drop a set in the tournament.

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From TheJournal.ie Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl Nicosia

Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl

The child’s Norwegian father and Greek Cypriot mother have been engaged in a bitter custody battle.

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot Super Rugby This post contains videos

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot

The Stormers shipped nine tries in Dunedin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial Baggage

Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial

Marine Le Pen temporarily resigned as leader of the Front National.

From TheJournal.ie Thai police want to arrest Red Bull heir over 2012 hit-and-run Worayuth Yoovidhya

Thai police want to arrest Red Bull heir over 2012 hit-and-run

The scion — nicknamed “Boss” — was 27 at the time of the crash.

Veteran Tony Parker at his most efficient as Spurs finish off Grizzlies Game 6 This post contains videos

Veteran Tony Parker at his most efficient as Spurs finish off Grizzlies

In Milwaukee, the Raptors saw off the Bucks to take their place alongside LeBron James’ Cavaliers in the second round.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters Skopje

Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters

Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.

Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Destroyed' rugby player's career ended by Paris attacks

Aristide Barraud, who played at fly-half or scrum-half for Italian club Mogliano, was advised to give up the sport.

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