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Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Julian Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May, judge decides Julian Assange

Julian Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May, judge decides

The full extradition hearing is set to resume for three weeks in mid-May.

From TheJournal.ie Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport Public Transport

Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport

The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.

From TheJournal.ie UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria Idlib

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car Robert Rooney

Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car

Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.

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From TheJournal.ie Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence Gare De Lyon

Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence

Police on Twitter told people to avoid the area.

IOC 'fully committed' to Tokyo Games despite virus, insists Olympics chief

Thomas Bach says the Games will start on 24 July.

Thursday 27 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Japan closes schools across the country to stop spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus

Japan closes schools across the country to stop spread of Covid-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has asked schools to remain closed until spring holidays begin in late March.

From TheJournal.ie Denmark confirms first Covid-19 case as UK total rises to 15 Coronavirus

Denmark confirms first Covid-19 case as UK total rises to 15

The man is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation, health officials said.

Wednesday 26 February, 2020

'It's not over,' Pep Guardiola warns City

The Etihad outfit struck twice in the final 12 minutes through Gabriel Jesus and a Kevin De Bruyne penalty to beat 13-time European champions Real Madrid.

Lyon stun below-par Juventus and Ronaldo Upset This post contains videos

Lyon stun below-par Juventus and Ronaldo

Rudi Garcia’s men held on to secure a precious lead to take to Turin.

Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Report This post contains videos

Man City complete dramatic comeback to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

Sergio Ramos was sent off as Pep Guardiola’s side took charge of the last-16 tie.

Rangers storm into last-16 with impressive Europa League win over Braga Progress This post contains videos

Rangers storm into last-16 with impressive Europa League win over Braga

It’s the club’s first European knockout win in nine years.

From TheJournal.ie Rest-of-world overtakes China in daily cases as WHO expert warns countries 'simply not ready' Coronavirus

Rest-of-world overtakes China in daily cases as WHO expert warns countries 'simply not ready'

The virus has rapidly spread in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, even as the number of fresh cases in China declined.

'What he's done in Europe will not be repeated' - Guardiola on Zidane

City take on Madrid in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight.

'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win NBA

'The kid is special' - LeBron outduels Zion as Lakers claim sixth straight win

A season-high 40 points from LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers extend their winning streak in the NBA.

From TheJournal.ie Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday' Uselex2020

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'They outclassed us in every department. It's quite sobering' - Lampard after Chelsea hammering

The Premier League side suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Griezmann strike earns 10-man Barcelona a draw ahead of home second leg

Dries Mertens put Napoli in front in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

Alonso sent off as Bayern crush Chelsea to put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

All the goals came in the second half with Serge Gnabry scoring twice.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases Covid-19

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

Wilder blames heavy ring-walk costume for defeat to Fury, says he wants rematch

‘The simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me. I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight.’

Middleton shines as high-flying Bucks withstand 55-point burst from Wizards' Beal Thriller This post contains videos

Middleton shines as high-flying Bucks withstand 55-point burst from Wizards' Beal

An overtime victory for the Milwaukee outfit on another busy night of NBA action.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault New York

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault

The disgraced film producer faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

Monday 24 February, 2020

Serie A and Europa League games to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus

The Italian sports minister announced the move on Monday evening.

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant Memorial This post contains videos

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O’Neal also spoke while Beyonce performed at a memorial event held at the Staples Centre.

Dramatic late fightback gets Liverpool out of jail

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a record-equalling 18th consecutive Premier League win.

Two-time World Cup winner set to retire

New Zealand legend Ben Franks has confirmed the the 2019/20 season will be his last.

Mo Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection

The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two counts at New York rape trial New York

Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two counts at New York rape trial

He was found guilty of first degree sexual assault and third degree rape

From TheJournal.ie Several dozen people, including children, injured after car drives into carnival crowd in Germany Volksmarsen

Several dozen people, including children, injured after car drives into carnival crowd in Germany

The incident took place this afternoon in Volksmarsen.

From TheJournal.ie WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic Covid-19

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body Gaza

Israeli minister defends bulldozer being used to pick up man's body

The militant was killed by Israeli forces as he tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in Gaza.

Sunday 23 February, 2020

Lazio on Juve's heels, Roma resume winning ways amid coronavirus lockdown in Italy

Lazio kept the pressure on the league leaders.

From TheJournal.ie Macron 'not sure' a trade deal between Europe and Britain can be agreed before the end of the year Trade Negotiations

Macron 'not sure' a trade deal between Europe and Britain can be agreed before the end of the year

Britain and the EU are about to embark on negotiations aiming to hammer out a trade agreement by the end of December.

Thomas seizes one-stroke lead in Mexico as McIlroy sits in joint-fourth

Justin Thomas leads Patrick Reed and Erik van Rooye at the WGC Mexico Championship.

Saturday 22 February, 2020

Haaland continues electric run of form with his 40th goal of the season

Borussia Dortmund picked up 2-0 win at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

Messi hits four as Barcelona gear up for massive week

Barca play away at in-form Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday before facing title rivals Real Madrid next weekend.

Giroud and Alonso back in favour as impressive Chelsea sink Spurs

It could have been worse for Tottenham as Giovani Lo Celso was fortunate to escape a red card.

From TheJournal.ie WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems' Africa

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'

There has been 200 suspected cases on the continent but nearly all have been confirmed negative.

From TheJournal.ie Italian towns under lockdown as first European coronavirus death reported Coronavirus

Italian towns under lockdown as first European coronavirus death reported

Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home.

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