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From TheJournal.ie 'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

From TheJournal.ie Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened Defamation

Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened

The latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened? Power Cut This post contains videos

Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened?

The huge blackout is being blamed on Argentina’s electricity grid.

From TheJournal.ie Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96 RIP

Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96

Internationally, he is best known for having directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing First Responders This post contains videos

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing

Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.

From TheJournal.ie US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty Trial

US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty

Timothy Jones Jr. was convicted of five counts of murder last week.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

From TheJournal.ie Boston Red Sox star Ortiz recovering after being shot at Dominican Republic bar Baseball

Boston Red Sox star Ortiz recovering after being shot at Dominican Republic bar

Ortiz has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.

From TheJournal.ie Night of firsts at Tony Awards as Troubles play set in Armagh wins four gongs Broadway This post contains videos

Night of firsts at Tony Awards as Troubles play set in Armagh wins four gongs

Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony.

From TheJournal.ie R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes Chicago

R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes

Some charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him.

From TheJournal.ie Ashton Kutcher testifies at LA murder trial Witness Stand

Ashton Kutcher testifies at LA murder trial

He was due to go on a date with the woman who was murdered.

From TheJournal.ie Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released Unsealed

Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released

The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of Christchurch mosque shooting charged with terrorism New Zealand

Man accused of Christchurch mosque shooting charged with terrorism

The 28 year old Australian was already facing murder and attempted murder charges.

From TheJournal.ie 'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law Abortion Ban

'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law

The legislation would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance Maleah Davis

Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance

Derion Vence, who is the former fiancĂ© of the girl’s mother, was arrested near Houston yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot lands Myanmar plane safely without front wheels Emergency Landing

Pilot lands Myanmar plane safely without front wheels

The 82 passengers and 7 crew members were declared safe.

From TheJournal.ie Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia Alyssa Milano

Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia

A list of Hollywood stars had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US United Nations

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US

The framework “is historic in the sense that it is legally binding, said Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Programme.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon One Small Step

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon

Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.

From TheJournal.ie Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police Catholic Church

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

From TheJournal.ie US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report William Barr

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Trump tax records reveal $1.17 billion in business losses from 1985-94 New York Times

Trump tax records reveal $1.17 billion in business losses from 1985-94

Because of his business losses Trump did not pay income taxes for eight of the 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions Hassan Rouhani

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

From TheJournal.ie Democrats move to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt over Mueller report William Barr

Democrats move to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt over Mueller report

William Barr had until 9am today to provide an un-redacted version of the report.

From TheJournal.ie Serial killer who admits to killing seven foreign women and girls shocks Cyprus Gruesome

Serial killer who admits to killing seven foreign women and girls shocks Cyprus

Police have been accused of failing to properly investigate initial missing persons reports.

From TheJournal.ie Boeing CEO defends safety record after two fatal crashes Boeing 737 Max

Boeing CEO defends safety record after two fatal crashes

More than 300 people were killed in crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Cyprus serial killer case: Suitcase containing woman's remains pulled from toxic lake Investigation

Cyprus serial killer case: Suitcase containing woman's remains pulled from toxic lake

The suspect confessed last Thursday to killing a total of five women and two of their daughters.

From TheJournal.ie Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally NRA This post contains videos

Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally

In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin could become the middle-man in Trump-Kim denuclearisation talks From Russia With Love

Vladimir Putin could become the middle-man in Trump-Kim denuclearisation talks

Donald Trump was among the topics discussed by the two leaders during their first one-on-one summit.

From TheJournal.ie US measles cases hit 25 year high Outbreak

US measles cases hit 25 year high

Health officials in hard-hit New York City today reported 61 new cases since late last week.

From TheJournal.ie Trump brands statements about him in Mueller report as 'total bulls**t' Collusion

Trump brands statements about him in Mueller report as 'total bulls**t'

A subpoena has been issued for the full, unredacted report.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Paris believe short-circuit was to blame for Notre Dame blaze Aftermath

Police in Paris believe short-circuit was to blame for Notre Dame blaze

A police official said investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie US actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college bribery scam case College Bribery

US actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college bribery scam case

Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents have already agreed to plead guilty.

From TheJournal.ie US Congresswoman says she's received more death threats since Trump tweeted 9/11 video Ilhan Omar

US Congresswoman says she's received more death threats since Trump tweeted 9/11 video

The video on Trump’s Twitter feed has been viewed more than nine million times.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back after massive two-hour outage Down
From TheJournal.ie Ilhan Omar defiant after Donald Trump criticises her 9/11 comments Twitter

Ilhan Omar defiant after Donald Trump criticises her 9/11 comments

Ilhan Omar has drawn criticism for referring to the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something”.

From TheJournal.ie Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions Nuclear Diplomacy

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

Kim said his personal relationship with Trump remains good.

From TheJournal.ie Fisher-Price recalls millions of baby sleepers linked to multiple infant deaths Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Fisher-Price recalls millions of baby sleepers linked to multiple infant deaths

Fisher-Price said that it stood by the safety of its products when issuing the voluntary recall.