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From TheJournal.ie Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane Tehran

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say Tehran

'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say

The plane crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes Iraq

Iran 'appears to be standing down': Trump says sanctions to remain in place after missile strikes

There were no casualties after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles in the early hours of this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Iran abandons nuclear deal after general’s death in US air strike No Deal

Iran abandons nuclear deal after general’s death in US air strike

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets in Iran today beside the remains of Qassem Soleimani.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran Baghdad

Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran

The killing of Iran’s top general could draw forceful Iranian retaliation against American interests in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike Qasem Soleimani

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

From TheJournal.ie Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020 US Election

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.

From TheJournal.ie Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission NASA

Boeing spacecraft returns to earth after aborted space mission

The two-day demo was originally due to last for over a week.

From TheJournal.ie 13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US United States

13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US

Shots were fired just after 12.30am (6.30am Irish time).

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force' Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

From TheJournal.ie Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral Rosie

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral

It’s a huge moment for US spaceflight which is now dependant on private companies.

From The42 Patrick Reed's caddie banned after clash with fan at President's Cup Caddie Shack

Patrick Reed's caddie banned after clash with fan at President's Cup

The spectator told the controversial American star that he ‘f****** sucked’, according to the bagman.

From TheJournal.ie New Jersey: Mayor says gunmen 'targeted' Jewish supermarket United States

New Jersey: Mayor says gunmen 'targeted' Jewish supermarket

A police officer, three bystanders and two suspects died in the shooting in Jersey City.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein prosecutors call for higher bail, saying he could try to flee the country US Court

Harvey Weinstein prosecutors call for higher bail, saying he could try to flee the country

The disgraced Hollywood mogul appeared in court for a hearing on his bail conditions today.

From TheJournal.ie Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assaults in two years United States

Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assaults in two years

The report also revealed 19 fatal assaults related to the company over the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie White House will not take part in impeachment hearing on Wednesday Donald Trump

White House will not take part in impeachment hearing on Wednesday

Trump is facing allegations that he illegally sought help from Ukraine to get information.

From TheJournal.ie How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps Tiktok

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps

China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.

From TheJournal.ie Former US national security adviser fails to show up for impeachment probe interview John Bolton

Former US national security adviser fails to show up for impeachment probe interview

His move makes it unlikely that he will provide any testimony to the House about President Donald Trump’s handling of Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Woman killed by explosion at gender reveal party in Iowa Knoxville This post contains videos

Woman killed by explosion at gender reveal party in Iowa

A homemade device that was meant to discharge a coloured powder instead exploded like a pipe bomb.

From The42 Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA Punishment

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

From TheJournal.ie Woman shot dead in her home by Texas police officer was playing video games with nephew Atatiana Jefferson

Woman shot dead in her home by Texas police officer was playing video games with nephew

A neighbour had called a non-emergency line to report the home’s front door had been left open.

From TheJournal.ie First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria Syria

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria White House

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached? Podcast

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement' Nuclear Threat

North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'

North Korea and the United States are due to meet this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe Scott Morrison

Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe

The probe had overshadowed Trump’s administration for more than two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'I deserve to meet my accuser': Donald Trump offers to meet whistleblower at centre of Ukraine scandal Impeachment Inquiry

'I deserve to meet my accuser': Donald Trump offers to meet whistleblower at centre of Ukraine scandal

The US president made the call in a series of tweets last night.

From TheJournal.ie Details of Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders ‘often concealed’ White House

Details of Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders ‘often concealed’

The White House’s handling of Trump’s calls with foreign leaders is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader Classified

Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader

According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.

From The42 As it happened: England v USA, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: England v USA, Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones said he’s expecting to face ’15 Donald Trumps’ today. We’re going minute-by-minute to make sure doesn’t field any Boris Johnsons.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

From TheJournal.ie Trump pushes back on whistleblower's claim he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden's son 2020

Trump pushes back on whistleblower's claim he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden's son

The US president slammed the “ridiculous” story.

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak Vaping

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US Missiles

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers contact crew members trapped inside capsized cargo ship Rescue Team

Rescuers contact crew members trapped inside capsized cargo ship

The 200-metre vessel overturned on Sunday and is now visible from the shoreline in Georgia.

From TheJournal.ie US teenager kills five family members in Alabama shooting Gun Violence

US teenager kills five family members in Alabama shooting

The 14-year-old boy called police and confessed to the crime.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas Evacuation

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas

Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's attempt to buy Greenland follows a long history of the US buying territory with cash Dollar Dollar Bills Y'ALL

Trump's attempt to buy Greenland follows a long history of the US buying territory with cash

The idea was soundly rebuffed this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Essentially, it's a large real estate deal': Trump confirms he's considering buying Greenland Frozen Assets

'Essentially, it's a large real estate deal': Trump confirms he's considering buying Greenland

Trump last week expressed interest in the self-governing part of Denmark.

From The42 Dutch legend De Boer backtracks on 'ridiculous' equal pay remark Reverse

Dutch legend De Boer backtracks on 'ridiculous' equal pay remark

The Atlanta United coach previously slammed female players who want the same World Cup pay as men.

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