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'Assassination attempt' on Zimbabwe's president

Sunday  02:35,   24 june 2018

Zimbabwe's president has escaped injury after an explosion at a stadium where he was addressing a rally, in what state media are describing as an assassination attempt. Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed that the "cowardly act" will not derail next[...]

Saudi women hit the road for the first time

Sunday  02:25,   24 june 2018

Women in Saudi Arabia are celebrating a historic moment, as the country's government ends the ban on female drivers. The decades-long ban ended at midnight in the kingdom (10pm UK time) and thousands of women were expected to get behind the[...]

Spain rescues hundreds of migrants crossing Med

Saturday  17:20,   23 june 2018

Spanish authorities have rescued 569 migrants whose boats were crossing the Mediterranean. Some 264 of those were in 16 boats in the Strait of Gibraltar, a busy shipping lane with treacherous currents.Meanwhile, Libya said its coastguards pulled[...]

Grenade thrown at Ethiopia PM: One dead, many hurt

Saturday  17:15,   23 june 2018

At least 83 people have been injured in an explosion at the first rally of Ethiopia's new prime minister in the capital Addis Ababa.  One person is reported to have died in the blast.Abiy Ahmed had just finished speaking to a crowd of tens[...]

Cyclist seriously injured after collision in Dublin city centre

Saturday  17:10,   23 june 2018

The man in his 60 was involved in a collision with a bus on a bridge in the cityThe man, aged in his 60s, was cycling on Butt Bridge near the Custom House in the city[...]

Trump: 'We do a much better job' with children at the border than Obama

Saturday  17:10,   23 june 2018

President Trump on Saturday defended his administration for treating migrant children detained at the border "much better" than former President Obama's administration, amid controversy over immigration policies that have separated[...]

'Suspicious circumstances' surround death of young man in Dublin park

Saturday  17:00,   23 june 2018

'Suspicious circumstances' surround death of young man in Dublin parkThe man, aged in his twenties, was discovered shortly after 6.30am this[...]

‘Full British Brexit’ row as thousands take to streets, two years on from vote

Saturday  16:20,   23 june 2018

The head of Seimens UK criticised Boris Johnson, saying hardline rhetoric was ‘unhelpful’ and calling for a ‘pragmatic’ soft Brexit.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the UK was not “bluffing” about being prepared to walk away from talks[...]

Nazi UFO toy discontinued for historical inaccuracy

Saturday  14:40,   23 june 2018

A UFO toy made to look like a piece of Nazi technology used in World War II has been discontinued.  The toy, which had been produced by German model manufacturers Revell GmbH, was criticised for its inaccuracy and glorification of the [...]

XXXTentacion Suspect Tracked Rapper Before Shooting

Saturday  13:21,   23 june 2018

Tattoo artist Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested on Wednesday.In an affidavit obtained by the New York Times Detective John Curcio of the Broward Sheriff’s Office detailed how Curcio also described how surveillance footage and[...]

Met Eireann forecast temperatures to reach 23C as Dublin's heatwave begins

Saturday  13:15,   23 june 2018

We hope you've got the sunblock ready!Met Eireann is predicting that temperatures will hit 23C in some areas today - and it's only going to get hotter as the week goes[...]

Sexual assault trials in the North: 'Anonymity of complainant is now a figment of our imagination'

Saturday  13:05,   23 june 2018

Sir John Gillen said the report into Northern Ireland’s law would consider the anonymity of defendants. A RETIRED JUDGE tasked with reviewing Northern Ireland’s handling of sexual assault trials has said that the rules will have to change because[...]

Several people killed in blast at rally supporting new Ethiopian leader

Saturday  12:45,   23 june 2018

Several people were killed and injured in an explosion at a rally attended by thousands in Addis Ababa on Saturday, Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The rally was being held in Ethiopia's capital in support of the 41-year-old[...]

Miss Great Britain to keep swimsuit category

Saturday  12:45,   23 june 2018

A leading UK beauty pageant has vowed to keep its swimwear round, despite a US-equivalent deciding to scrap the event from its competition.  Earlier this month, the Miss America beauty pageant said contestants would no longer have to take part[...]

Curious scientists solve dripping tap mystery

Saturday  11:45,   23 june 2018

It is a puzzle that has taken more than 100 years of research to solve and its source has kept thousands of people awake at night… what causes the "plink plink plink" noise of a dripping tap?Now, curious scientists have identified what[...]