MAYOR OF PARIS TO HONOUR ‘WONDERFUL’ IRISH FOOTBALL FANS
Fans of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will get an honorary medal from the city of Paris for their “exemplary sportsmanship” during Euro 2016, Mayor Anne Hidalgo's office has said. Jean-François Martins, deputy mayor for sport and tourism added, "As shown in the numerous videos that circulated on the social networks, the Parisians particularly appreciated meeting them, speaking with them and sharing the joyful moments that are essential at such a great sporting event."
TEN WOMEN KILLED IN NEW MED MIGRANT TRAGEDY
Ten women died Thursday in a new migrant boat accident in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said as they began the grisly evacuation of hundreds of corpses from a salvaged wreck. The latest tragedy occurred when a rubber dinghy packed with African migrants began taking on water in rough seas about 20 miles off the coast of Libya.
DENMARK CONFISCATES THOUSANDS OF EUROS FROM MIGRANTS
Danish police announced Thursday they confiscated cash worth nearly 11,000 euros from migrants under a controversial law allowing authorities to seize valuables from people trying to obtain asylum in the country. It marked the first time police used the law, which took effect in February. "The police in Copenhagen have seized around 79,600 kroner (10,700 euros, $11,900) from five foreigners who were trying to enter the country with fake identity papers," the police said in a statement.
COLD KILLS HOMELESS IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL'S RICHEST CITY
Even under three blankets, Marcio Carvalho can't stop shaking as he seeks shelter on the streets of Brazil's biggest and richest city, Sao Paulo. The teeming central streets of a city that is home to 20 million people are deserted at night except for members of the estimated 16,000 homeless population. And while much of Brazil basks in tropical conditions, a chilly wave in the first days of the southern hemisphere winter has already claimed the lives of six people this month.
‘FROMAGE NOT FARAGE!’ LONDONERS RALLY AGAINST BREXIT
Waving European Union flags and chanting "no Brexit", thousands gathered despite the pouring rain in central London on Tuesday to express their rage and dismay at Britain's vote to leave the EU. In unprecedented scenes for a country not known for protest marches, large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square before marching on parliament, urging lawmakers to block the 52 percent vote in favour of Brexit with chants of "do your job, vote it down!”.