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Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 18 January, 2018

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From TheJournal.ie Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter

2017 was either the second or third hottest year ever.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics Unity

Hand of friendship: North and South Korea will compete together at the Winter Olympics

They’ll be sending a joint ice hockey team and will march under a “unification flag”.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar' Larry Nassar

Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'

Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing.

From TheJournal.ie Trump takes aim at Democratic senator over leak of 's***hole countries' comments Racism

Trump takes aim at Democratic senator over leak of 's***hole countries' comments

Without explicitly denying his use of the word, Trump said the senator had misrepresented what he said about African nations.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal Sanctions

Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal

The US President has vowed to pull out of the accord if European allies don’t fix its “terrible flaws”.

Friday 12 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comment slammed as 'racist' by UN Shocker Room Talk

Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comment slammed as 'racist' by UN

Donald Trump said that reports of the language he used wasn’t quite accurate – but that his language had been “tough”.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man 'happy to be alive' after bear attacked him while he was letting dog out of house Florida

Man 'happy to be alive' after bear attacked him while he was letting dog out of house

Andrew Meunier needed 41 stitches after the incident.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Michael Douglas preemptively denies sexual harassment claim Hollywood Reporter

Michael Douglas preemptively denies sexual harassment claim

The actor said he expects a former employee to accuse him of acting inappropriately in front of her 32 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral Louisiania This post contains videos

Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested after questioning pay policies during a board meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Fire and Fury sold 250k digital copies - and 29k hardcover books Donald Trump

Fire and Fury sold 250k digital copies - and 29k hardcover books

It also sold 100k audio editions.

From TheJournal.ie James Franco addresses sexual misconduct claims on US late night talk show Golden Globes This post contains videos

James Franco addresses sexual misconduct claims on US late night talk show

Franco denied the allegations but said it was positive that people were coming forward.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trump thinks he would beat Oprah if she ran to become US President Noprah This post contains videos

Trump thinks he would beat Oprah if she ran to become US President

…but doesn’t believe she’ll throw her name in the ring.

From TheJournal.ie Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia Australia

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia

Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand's PM tells reporters to direct questions on 'politics or conflict' to this cardboard cutout Dodging Tactic

Thailand's PM tells reporters to direct questions on 'politics or conflict' to this cardboard cutout

He told reporters, “If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflicts – ask this guy.”

From TheJournal.ie Investigator's team 'interested in speaking to Trump' over possible Russian collusion Robert Mueller

Investigator's team 'interested in speaking to Trump' over possible Russian collusion

When or even if an interview would occur was not immediately clear.

Sunday 7 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Founding member of iconic rockers The Moody Blues dies Ray Thomas This post contains videos

Founding member of iconic rockers The Moody Blues dies

Ray Thomas performed the famous flute solo to Nights in White Satin.

From TheJournal.ie US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits Justice

US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits

The Fayetteville police force in North Carolina has admitted it threw away more than 300 rape kits.

From TheJournal.ie 'I went to the best colleges for college': Donald Trump defends attacks on his mental fitness Fire And Fury This post contains videos

'I went to the best colleges for college': Donald Trump defends attacks on his mental fitness

A new book quotes aid who have questioned his mental state.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis accused of rape and sexual assault Me Too

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis accused of rape and sexual assault

A civil lawsuit against Haggis has encouraged more women to come forward.

Friday 5 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying' UN Security Council

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

From TheJournal.ie Games of Thrones' final series will have six episodes and air next year Winter Is Coming

Games of Thrones' final series will have six episodes and air next year

When series seven ended late last year, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in.

Wednesday 3 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Monson, head of the Mormon church, dies aged 90 Mormonism

Thomas Monson, head of the Mormon church, dies aged 90

Monson’s presidency was marked by his noticeably low profile.

Monday 1 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Recreational marijuana is legal in California from today Drug Laws

Recreational marijuana is legal in California from today

But finding a shop to buy non-medical pot in California won’t be easy, at least initially.

Sunday 31 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Transgender people can join the US military from tomorrow - for now On Hold

Transgender people can join the US military from tomorrow - for now

The proposed ban is currently on hold.

From TheJournal.ie Behind the messaging app that was temporarily blocked for inspiring protesters in Iran Iran Unrest

Behind the messaging app that was temporarily blocked for inspiring protesters in Iran

Around 40 million Iranians use the Telegram app which is difficult to ban or censor by authorities unlike social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Male arrested on suspicion of making hoax call which led to man being shot dead by police Los Angeles

Male arrested on suspicion of making hoax call which led to man being shot dead by police

The hoax caller told police that he shot his father in the head and he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint.

Saturday 30 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A prank has cost an innocent life': Online gamer shot dead by police after row over $2 Call of Duty bet Kansas
From TheJournal.ie Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant Parenting

Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant

The incident sparked an international debate about parenting styles.

Friday 29 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump says US east coast could use some 'global warming' this weekend as temperatures plunge Frosty Reception

Trump says US east coast could use some 'global warming' this weekend as temperatures plunge

Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change science.

From TheJournal.ie At least 12 people, including four children, killed in New York apartment fire Bronx

At least 12 people, including four children, killed in New York apartment fire

About 170 firefighters rescued a dozen people from the building.

Thursday 28 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 200-year-old White House magnolia tree cut back after Melania Trump gave go ahead Trimming

200-year-old White House magnolia tree cut back after Melania Trump gave go ahead

The tree, which President Andrew Jackson added to the south grounds in 1835, was cut back for safety reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud Alabama Senate

Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud

Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winner of the 12 December special election.

From TheJournal.ie Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria Rebels

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria

The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.

Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie After 60 years of friendship, these Hawaiian men have discovered they're brothers Honolulu

After 60 years of friendship, these Hawaiian men have discovered they're brothers

The two childhood friends both researched their parentage separately.

From TheJournal.ie Trump-supporting singer accuses ex-campaign manager of sexual assault Joy Villa

Trump-supporting singer accuses ex-campaign manager of sexual assault

Joy Villa has accused Corey Lewandowski of hitting her twice on her buttocks.

From TheJournal.ie Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump Trump Express

Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump

The announcement comes after Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

From TheJournal.ie Flight from LA to Japan turns back after four hours due to 'unauthorised person' Wrong Ticket

Flight from LA to Japan turns back after four hours due to 'unauthorised person'

Someone had apparently managed to board the plane with a ticket from a different carrier.

Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump the candidate never liked State dinners - as President he hasn't hosted one either All The Trimmings

Donald Trump the candidate never liked State dinners - as President he hasn't hosted one either

Trump is the first US president in almost a century not to hose a state visit in his first year in office.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

They say that Moscow has failed to pressure Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call Protests

Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call

Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 18 years and is expected to easily win another six-year term.

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