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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 25 February, 2017

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Woman accused of Kim Jong-Nam killing 'thought it was a prank' Malaysia

Woman accused of Kim Jong-Nam killing 'thought it was a prank'

The woman thought she was taking part in the prank for a comedy video, Vietnam said today.

From TheJournal.ie A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis Dress To Impress

A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis

A new museum showcases the outfits, some of which are hundreds of years old.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps Fortaleza

Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps

Extreme droughts in the South American country in the early 20th century saw the government interning rural peasants fleeing the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other Nepal

Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other

The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.

Noves the remedy for French 'malaise': D'Arcy

France have been ‘over anglicised for too long’.

Wallaby O'Connor and ex-All Black Williams arrested for cocaine possession

Williams and O’Connor were arrested in Paris last night.

From TheJournal.ie Pele's son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentence Brazil

Pele's son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentence

The 46-year-old former goalkeeper denies the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies' Political Kidnap

Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies'

Thousands upon thousands of infants were taken during Franco’s dictatorship.

From TheJournal.ie BBC, New York Times and other media barred from White House press briefing Sean Spicer

BBC, New York Times and other media barred from White House press briefing

Much smaller conservative outlets like the One America News Network that have provided favorable coverage did attend.

Mourinho won't let emotion cloud Rooney decision

The 31-year-old announced on Thursday that he will remain at Old Trafford.

Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November

US District Judge Christopher Cooper is set to hear the case in Washington.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'Get out of my country' - Indian man shot dead in US in apparent hate crime Kansas City

'Get out of my country' - Indian man shot dead in US in apparent hate crime

The shooting dead of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla has caused waves in his home country.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scam Italy

Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scam

The two-year investigation was conducted by police into the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom Australia

Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom

10-year-old Matthew Mitchell was bitten on his finger by a deadly Funnel Web Spider that had been hiding in his shoe.

'I don’t really care about the policies' - McIlroy reveals interest in Trump's rise

The US president’s contentious comments and actions have been criticised by some in the world of sport.

From TheJournal.ie British extremist gets 5-year jail term over hate crimes on social media Sean Creighton

British extremist gets 5-year jail term over hate crimes on social media

Evidence against Creighton included an image of Hitler posted online alongside the message “kill the Muslims”.

Player revolt didn't force Claudio Ranieri out of Leicester, says interim boss

Craig Shakespeare has been speaking to the media today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam? Vx

Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam?

Stockpiled by the US in huge quantities during the Cold War, VX is perhaps 10 times as powerful as the Sarin toxin.

From TheJournal.ie Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit Making A Profit

Sanders says Trump has 'opened the floodgates' for private prisons to profit

President Trump has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, meaning more prisons are needed quick.

From Business ETC 'See you in court' – Google has accused Uber of stealing its driverless car tech Transport

'See you in court' – Google has accused Uber of stealing its driverless car tech

Parent company Alphabet has claimed it is a victim of “calculated theft”.

From TheJournal.ie Corbyn defiant as Tories net historic by-election win over Labour Swing Votes

Corbyn defiant as Tories net historic by-election win over Labour

For the first time since 1982, the UK government gained a by-election seat from the opposition.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-Nam was killed by 'most potent' chemical weapon VX nerve agent North Korea

Kim Jong-Nam was killed by 'most potent' chemical weapon VX nerve agent

The son of Kim Jong-Il died in Malaysia after a seizure.

From TheJournal.ie In landmark case, Swedish man jailed for Facebook call to fund Islamic State Terror

In landmark case, Swedish man jailed for Facebook call to fund Islamic State

“Help us supply our brothers at the front with weapons,” Ahmad Qadan wrote on the social network.

Thursday 23 February, 2017

Gary Lineker laments 'unforgivable' Claudio Ranieri exit

Former Leicester strikers Alan Smith and Tony Cottee also questioned the timing of the decision.

Wembley curse continues as Tottenham dumped out of Europa League by Gent

Spurs were stunned by a side currently sitting eighth in the Belgian league.

From TheJournal.ie Passenger plane skids along Amsterdam runway during heavy winds Schiphol
From TheJournal.ie Topless protester disrupts Marine Le Pen speech Femen

Topless protester disrupts Marine Le Pen speech

Three security guards carried the woman out of the Paris venue.

From TheJournal.ie 'Neither confrontation nor submission': Trump's top diplomat in Mexico to calm tensions The Wall

'Neither confrontation nor submission': Trump's top diplomat in Mexico to calm tensions

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the visit was symbolic of the meaningful relationship the two countries have.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State Latest Offensive

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea's secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder Families At War This post contains videos

North Korea's secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder

The state-run news agency has broadcast a government demand for the return of the body.

From TheJournal.ie Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food Chance Discovery

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food

The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards Blackstar This post contains videos

David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards

Duncan Jones dedicated Bowie’s two awards late night to “all the kooks”.

Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal Elections

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

From TheJournal.ie Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother after attempted morgue break-in Assassination

Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother after attempted morgue break-in

Detectives probing the killing want to question a North Korean diplomat.

From TheJournal.ie Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II The Curse

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

Vardy gives Leicester lifeline with late away goal in Sevilla defeat Fox Hunt This post contains videos

Vardy gives Leicester lifeline with late away goal in Sevilla defeat

Elsewhere in the Champions League, Juventus claimed a 2-0 win at Porto.

Man United through to Europa League last-16 but Mkhitaryan injury a worry

The Armenian attacker scored in a 1-0 win over St Etienne but came off inside the first half hour, while Eric Bailly was sent off.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers Jamal Al-Harith

Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers

The British fighter who died in yesterday’s suicide attack has been informally identified as Jamal al-Harith.

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