Last year
# Train Crash
Over 150 people injured in train collision near Barcelona
18 medical units were deployed to the area
# US Senate
Georgia's runoff senate vote is a high stakes test for Biden
Joe Biden has said the senate seat is ‘critical’ for the Democrats.
# China
Chinese police arrest protestors and BBC journalist as anti-lockdown protests erupt
Large crowds gathered in Shanghai to protest
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# Refugees
‘I walked to Poland’: Thousands embark on ‘harrowing’ 43-mile walk to border
Manny Marotta described the ‘brutal’ 20-hour journey, seeing toddlers ‘dragged out of bed’ and Ukrainian men being conscripted to fight ‘on the spot’.
All time
# India
Daily coronavirus cases in India dip below 100,000
India peaked at adding more than 400,000 cases a day in May, but new infections and deaths have declined across the country since then.
# The Kennedys
Recovery mission underway for two members of Kennedy family missing on US canoe trip
Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon did not return to shore at Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, on Thursday.
# Jailed
Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault
Weinstein was found guilty at a court in New York last month.
# super-ish tuesday
Sanders and Biden draft in big guns ahead of make or break showdown in Michigan
Sanders’s campaign could be in major trouble if he fails to win the state.
# chris matthews
US TV host retires abruptly from show, apologises for inappropriate comments about women
Chris Matthews said he incorrectly thought certain “compliments on a woman’s appearance” were ok.
# Inquiry
Placido Domingo says he is 'truly sorry' after investigation finds multiple harassment complaints from women
The investigation was carried out by the US union representing opera performers.
# Chicago
Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime
Smollett was previously charged with lying to police but they were subsequently dropped.
# eric eoin marques
Irishman faces at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in the US to facilitating the distribution of child abuse material
Eric Eoin Marques was extradited from Ireland to Maryland last year.
# Acquitted
'It was evil, corrupt, it was dirty cops': Trump goes on hour-long 'tirade' after his impeachment acquittal
Trump addressed a friendly crowd who applauded during multiple parts of his speech.
# State of the Union
Trump refuses to shake Pelosi's hand, then she rips up his speech
The US President declared America is “stronger than ever before” in his State of the Union address.
# Texas
Two killed in shooting at university residence in US
The shooting happened in a dormitory at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
# Outbreak
Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS
China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.
# Allegations
Prince Andrew 'uncooperative' in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation, says NY prosecutor
Geoffrey Berman says the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew’s lawyers and asked to interview him.
# Ukraine
Democrats focus on Trump’s ‘dangerous’ abuse on second day of impeachment trial
“The president’s conduct is wrong. It is illegal. It is dangerous,” Jerrold Nadler said.
# Ukraine
US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.
# Outbreak
First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China
The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.
# Justin Trudeau
Canada will provide money to families of those in plane shot down by Iran
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the families will each receive 25,000 Canadian dollars
# Toronto
Canadians living near nuclear power station sent emergency incident message by mistake
More than an hour later, a message was sent saying the first one was a mistake.
# Fallout
Trump boasts that Soleimani got 'American justice' as House vote to curb his military moves in Iran
Trump said he had no plans to take further military action.
# Philadelphia
Ikea to pay family over €40 million after 2-year-old boy killed by falling dresser
Jozef Dudek died in 2017 of his injuries after a recalled dresser tipped over onto him.
# blast off
SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating
Observatory director Jeff Hall said the satellites will be a growing risk to stargazers in the future.
# Pennsylvania
Police in the US searching for person who tried to release bedbugs in Walmart store
The store manager contacted police on Saturday after store employees found pill bottles with bugs in them.
# the ghost of Manzanar
Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner
Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.
# Amen
'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch
Trump spoke to more than 5,000 Christians at the event last night.
# Krefeld Zoo
Scores of animals killed in fire at German zoo
Local media reported that New Year’s Eve fireworks could have started the blaze.
# Troops
Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.
# Mogadishu
Death toll rises to 78 after truck bomb explodes during rush hour in Somali capital
Mayor Omar Mohamud Mohamed said that university students were among those killed.
# United States
13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US
Shots were fired just after 12.30am (6.30am Irish time).
# Löw Blow
Donald Trump defies impeachment and mocks Democrat's dead husband at Christmas-themed rally
Trump implied that Representative Debbie Dingell’s husband could be ‘looking up’ from hell.
# impeachment
Trump says Salem 'witches' were better treated than he has been in impeachment process
In a letter sent on the eve of his expected impeachment, the US President has maintained that he did nothing wrong.
# Georgia
Runner who slapped female reporter's bottom on live TV arrested
Alex Bozarjian told police the man had slapped and then grabbed her buttocks.
Oscar-nominated star of Do the Right Thing Danny Aiello dies aged 86
Aiello died last night after a brief illness.
# Chile
Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board
The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.
# sex crime
R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah
Kelly was 27 when he married a then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994.
# Holey Artisan Bakery
Bangladesh court sentences seven militants to death for 2016 café attack
Twenty hostages were killed, including 17 from Japan, Italy and India.
# adnan syed
US Supreme Court rejects bid for new trial in case covered by popular podcast Serial
Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of killing 17-year-old Hae Min Lee.