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Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at The Hague

Israel is preparing to defend itself at the top UN court against accusations of genocide in Gaza, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly rebuffed for the first time calls by some right-wing ministers to permanently occupy the enclave. As Israel’s war in Gaza continued, the International Court of Justice in …

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UN helicopter captured by Islamist group in Somalia

Al Shabaab militants have captured a United Nations helicopter carrying two Somali men and several foreigners after it made an emergency landing in an area controlled by the Islamist group, a military official has said. The aircraft encountered a defect shortly after taking off from Beledweyne city in central Somalia, …

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EFTs for bitcoin approved by US securities regulator

The US securities regulator today approved the first US-listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) to track bitcoin, its Chair Gary Gensler said, in a watershed for the world’s largest cryptocurrency and the broader crypto industry. The agency approved applications, including from BlackRock , Ark Investments and 21Shares, Fidelity, Invesco, and VanEck, …

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Search and rescue teams respond to California avalanche

Authorities in California said that search and rescue teams are responding to an avalanche at the Palisades Tahoe ski resort, and it was not yet clear if anyone was buried in the snow. The Placer County Sheriff’s office said on social media that deputies were on the scene at the …

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UK remains dependent on EU trade after Brexit

The UK is still dependent on trade with the EU seven years on from Brexit, according to a new report. A trade tracker has found that the EU accounts for 53% of all UK trade. The report, published by the think tank UK In a Changing Europe, says Britain’s trade …

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Judge rules Trump won’t give fraud trial closing speech

The judge in Donald Trump’s New York fraud trial has withdrawn permission for the former US president to give a closing argument as the case concludes, court filings showed. Mr Trump stands accused of fraudulently inflating the value of his properties and New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking …

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Which Irish location makes NYT’s travel list?

Updated / Wednesday, 10 Jan 2024 19:55 If you are looking for some travel inspiration, the New York Times’ ’52 Places To Go’ list is always a good place to start. The influential list is published each January, and this year’s selection includes one Irish location. Watch our video to …

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Climate a hot topic for young scientists

Climate change is a hot topic among pupils showcasing their work at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The contest, which is in its 60th year, is taking place at Dublin’s RDS. Competition judge Dr Eoin Lettice said it is great to see pupils offering solutions to the issue. …

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Greece to legalise same-sex marriage, adoption, says PM

Greece will legalise marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, the country’s prime minister has said, but gave no timeframe on the taboo issue in the staunchly Orthodox Christian state. “We will legislate equality in marriage,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis told state TV ERT. But he added: “I want the discussion to mature …

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Over 200 areas to be linked in cycling network plan

Ireland’s planned National Cycle Network will be made up of 85 corridors connecting places as far north as Buncrana in Co Donegal and as far south as Kinsale in Co Cork. Over 200 cities, towns, and villages will be interlinked by over 3,500km of cycleway, according to the Government. The …

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