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From TheJournal.ie Controversial 'McJesus' sculpture causes outrage and protests by Israeli Christians Ronald McDonald

Controversial 'McJesus' sculpture causes outrage and protests by Israeli Christians

Hundreds of Christians have called for the for the removal of the sculpture.

From TheJournal.ie Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises Extreme Weather

Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises

At least 26 people have been killed due to cold weather in parts of Europe this month.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Prize winner who helped discover DNA's shape stripped of titles over 'reprehensible' race remarks JAMES WATSON

Nobel Prize winner who helped discover DNA's shape stripped of titles over 'reprehensible' race remarks

James Watson claimed that genes cause a difference between black people and white people on IQ tests.

From TheJournal.ie US teen crashes car while driving blindfolded as part of 'Bird Box' challenge Utah

US teen crashes car while driving blindfolded as part of 'Bird Box' challenge

A Netflix film has led to a viral challenge in which people attempt complete tasks while blindfolded.

From TheJournal.ie Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe Extreme Weather

Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe

The snowboarders were killed in an avalanche in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption Storms

Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption

Snow in parts of Austria and southern Germany has been causing widespread issues in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie 13-year-old girl who went missing after parents were killed in October found alive hour from her home Wisconsin

13-year-old girl who went missing after parents were killed in October found alive hour from her home

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located.

From TheJournal.ie Las Vegas police seek Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation Ronaldo

Las Vegas police seek Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer declined comment about the police investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Spacey ordered to stay away from sexual assault accuser ahead of next court date in March Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey ordered to stay away from sexual assault accuser ahead of next court date in March

The House of Cards star had asked that his lawyers represent him at the hearing but Judge Thomas Barrett declined.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of Poland escape room fire to be buried together Escape Room

Victims of Poland escape room fire to be buried together

Players in escape room games are locked inside a room or building and must solve puzzles to unlock the door.

From TheJournal.ie Polish officials shut down 13 escape rooms over safety flaws after 5 teenage girls die in fire Investigation

Polish officials shut down 13 escape rooms over safety flaws after 5 teenage girls die in fire

Firefighters found the victims’ bodies after they extinguished a fire next to the locked room.

From TheJournal.ie Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth Phoenix

Police investigation launched in Arizona after reports woman in coma for 10 years gave birth

The birth was reported by a local Phoenix news organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Three dead, four injured in shooting at California bowling alley Gable House Bowl

Three dead, four injured in shooting at California bowling alley

The shooting has taken place in a coastal city about 32 kilometres from Los Angeles.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency Washington This post contains videos

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency

The US president says he could bypass Congress for border wall funding.

From TheJournal.ie Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel Recall

Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel

The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in US history.

From TheJournal.ie First temple discovered in Mexico of the Flayed Lord - a fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse Xipe Totec

First temple discovered in Mexico of the Flayed Lord - a fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse

Ancient accounts of rituals suggest victims were killed gladiator-style combat before being skinned.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side Change 4

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon's far side

China plans to send its Chang’e 5 probe to the moon next year.

From TheJournal.ie Girl (7) shot dead after gunman fires into car parked outside supermarket Texas

Girl (7) shot dead after gunman fires into car parked outside supermarket

It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the the morning shooting.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump of the Tropics': Jair Bolsonaro praised as he is sworn in as Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro

'Trump of the Tropics': Jair Bolsonaro praised as he is sworn in as Brazil's new president

“The USA is with you!” Trump tweeted out today in response to Bolsonaro’s inauguration speech.

From TheJournal.ie Man with 'anti-foreigner' views arrested after driving car into crowd in Germany Bottrop

Man with 'anti-foreigner' views arrested after driving car into crowd in Germany

The attack – which injured four – took place in the western city of Bottrop with police saying it was likely a targeted attack motivated by the anti-foreigner views of the driver.

From TheJournal.ie CCTV video shows Parkland school shooter telling student to leave before the massacre Gun Control This post contains videos

CCTV video shows Parkland school shooter telling student to leave before the massacre

Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff in the shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash Iceland

Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash

The vehicle crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge.

From TheJournal.ie US bakers upset with missing iconic tips on Hershey's Kisses chocolate

US bakers upset with missing iconic tips on Hershey's Kisses chocolate

The chocolate’s trademark tips have been mysteriously missing from batches around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data.

From TheJournal.ie The US is withdrawing all ground troops from Syria Pulling Out

The US is withdrawing all ground troops from Syria

Planning for the pullout has begun and troops will begin leaving as soon as possible, a White House spokesperson has said.

From TheJournal.ie Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death Jakelin Caal

Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death

The parents of Jakelin Caal said she had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's interior secretary denies he is quitting over the multiple investigations into him Ryan Zinke

Trump's interior secretary denies he is quitting over the multiple investigations into him

In his resignation letter, Zinke said there had been “vicious and politically motivated attacks” against him.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is losing another member of his administration Departures

Donald Trump is losing another member of his administration

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will quit at the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain Paradise Papers

Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain

The musician allegedly failed to pay more than €14.5 million between 2012 and 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest US Border

7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.

From TheJournal.ie China confirms detention of 2 Canadians as tensions rise between countries Diplomatic Tensions

China confirms detention of 2 Canadians as tensions rise between countries

The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies.

From TheJournal.ie Police release image of Strasbourg attacker suspect as Irish visitors to France told to exercise caution Wanted

Police release image of Strasbourg attacker suspect as Irish visitors to France told to exercise caution

Two were killed and one person left brain-dead after the shooting at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

From TheJournal.ie Is Joe Biden the next US President? He's going to talk to family about it over Christmas Taking On Trump

Is Joe Biden the next US President? He's going to talk to family about it over Christmas

Biden served as Barack Obama’s Vice President for eight years.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed former Trump lawyer says he felt he was duty-bound 'to cover up his dirty deeds' Michael Cohen

Jailed former Trump lawyer says he felt he was duty-bound 'to cover up his dirty deeds'

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl John O'reilly

Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl

John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.

From TheJournal.ie Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms Child Welfare This post contains videos

Outrage builds over video of NYPD officers ripping toddler from mother's arms

The woman has been charged with a number of offences.

From TheJournal.ie Juvenile with irritant spray may have caused fatal Italian nightclub stampede Stampede

Juvenile with irritant spray may have caused fatal Italian nightclub stampede

Six people died in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time - prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime Federal Crime

For the first time - prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime

The filing stopped short of accusing the president of committing a crime.

From TheJournal.ie Charlottesville protests: Man (21) who drove into crowd found guilty of murdering woman James Alex Fields Jr

Charlottesville protests: Man (21) who drove into crowd found guilty of murdering woman

James Fields has been convicted of the first degree murder of Heather Heyer.

From TheJournal.ie Trump nominates lawyer who served under George HW Bush as attorney general Attorney General

Trump nominates lawyer who served under George HW Bush as attorney general

Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri.