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Dublin mayor suggests not sending Irish representative to Israel for Eurovision 2019; two European Parliament lawmakers support boycott
Dublin mayor suggests not sending Irish representative to Israel for Eurovision 2019; two European Parliament lawmakers support boycott

Dublin's Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha spoke of not sending Irish representatives to the next year's Eurovision Song Contest, asserting Palestine solidarity. The announcement came just one day after Israeli singer Netta won this year's Eurovision in Portuguese capital Lisbon. Two European Parliament lawmakers from Ireland, Lynn Boylann and Nessa Childers, endorsed boycotting next year's contest.

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Principal, teacher arrested for allegedly whipping two students late for school in Ayetoro, Nigeria
Principal, teacher arrested for allegedly whipping two students late for school in Ayetoro, Nigeria

Ogun state police said the proprietor, the principal, and a teacher at Meteorite Standard School in Ayetoro, Nigeria were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly tying two students — one male and one female — to crosses and lashing them with a horsewhip for being late to school.

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Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano releases ash plumes to 30,000 feet, prompting aviation alerts
Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano releases ash plumes to 30,000 feet, prompting aviation alerts

On Thursday morning, before dawn, Hawaii's Kīlauea shield volcano erupted again, sending up an ash plume to an altutide of 30,000 feet (9,100 meters). This follows an earlier eruption Tuesday afternoon, after which authorities issued an aviation alert and to extend an ash-fall advisory for residents.

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Swaziland's King Mswati III signs gazette to rename country to eSwatini
Swaziland's King Mswati III signs gazette to rename country to eSwatini

On Thursday, the King of Swaziland, Mswati III, signed an official gazette to change the name of the country to , which means "land of the Swazi" in the Swazi language. Per the gazette, a form of official government publication for important announcements, the absolute monarchy is to be referred to as "eSwatini" in all official documents including Swazi passports.

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Football: Atlético Madrid beats Marseille 3-0 to win third Europa League title
Football: Atlético Madrid beats Marseille 3-0 to win third Europa League title

On Wednesday, Spanish capital football club Atlético Madrid defeated French team Olympique de Marseille 3–0 to win the UEFA Europa League Final at the Stade de Lyon, in France.

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