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The Today Radio News team brings you the latest news headlines for Monday, 25 September
FATAL CRASH - An accident between Dalheim and Medingen claimed the life of a 28-year-old woman from Altwis and left another person injured on Sunday afternoon. Shortly before 4.30pm, a Jeep overturned on the road between Dalheim and Medingen. The front-seat passenger, a 28-year-old woman from Altwis, died at the scene of the accident. The woman behind the wheel was injured and transported to the hospital. The road had to be closed off following the crash. A forensics team has since been deployed to the scene.
CHARITY RUN - On Saturday 106 teams of over 1,400 runners participated in the sixth edition of the Lëtz Go Gold charity run in Kockelscheuer. A record total of 600,000 euros was raised for paediatric cancer research, with organisers detailing that 9 new research projects will be funded through the money raised, with the aim to improve healing chances for young patients, but also to develop less invasive and more effective cancer medications. Other charity runs also took place in Paris, Brussels and Madrid.
BURGLARS CAUGHT - At around 8 o'clock on Sunday morning, the police received a report of a break-in close to the French border. The presumed burglars fled towards Luxembourg City before being caught. A police patrol later found the getaway car in Dudelange. However, one suspected perpetrator managed to escape. He was however apprehended after a public call for witnesses.
FRENCH WITHDRAWAL - President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced that France would withdraw its ambassador from Niger, followed by the French military contingent in the coming months, a move welcomed by Niger's military leaders as a "step towards sovereignty". Macron's announcement comes two months after a coup in the west African country which ousted the pro-Paris president. France keeps approximately 1,500 soldiers in Niger as part of an anti-jihadist deployment in the Sahel region. Macron said the post-coup authorities "no longer wanted to fight against terrorism".
EU TRADE VISIT - European businesses in China are increasingly questioning their positions in the face of tough new security laws and a politicisation of trade, an EU commissioner warned in Beijing on Monday. Trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis is on a multi-day visit to the world's second-biggest economy, where he is set to meet senior economic officials and press the bloc's case that it is not seeking an economic decoupling from China. His trip follows a report by the Chamber of Commerce of the European Union last week which showed business confidence was at its lowest level in decades.
ASTEROID SAMPLE - A seven-year space voyage came to its climactic end on Sunday when a NASA capsule landed in the desert in the US state of Utah, carrying to Earth the largest asteroid samples ever collected. Scientists have high hopes for the sample, saying it will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system and how Earth became habitable. The 6.21-billion-km journey marked the United States' first sample return mission of its kind, and NASA chief Bill Nelson hailed the mission and said the asteroid dust "will give scientists an extraordinary glimpse into the beginnings of our solar system."
WRITERS BREAKTHROUGH - An apparent breakthrough has been made regarding the ongoing strikes by TV and film writers in the USA, with the Writers Guild of America on Sunday sending out a letter to its members. The apparent breakthrough will raise hopes that striking actors can also reach terms with studios to end a months-long impasse that has seen film and TV production largely halted, costing the California economy billions of dollars. The letter, which AFP has seen, gave no details. It said language was being ironed out and that the final say on whether to accept what was on offer rested with the membership.
TOUR DE LUXEMBOURG - In the general ranking, there were no changes on the final stage. Marc Hirschi maintained a three-second lead over Brandon McNulty and a five-second lead over Ben Healy. The Swiss rider secured a two-second time bonus during the first passage of the Pabeierbierg, while Brandon McNulty received a one-second bonus. As a result, Marc Hirschi is the winner of the 83rd edition of the Tour de Luxembourg.
RUGBY - At the Rugby World Cup, Wales inflicted a considerable defeat upon Australia with a resounding 40 to 6 victory, with the Wallabies now struggling to qualify from their group. Meanwhile, Scotland recorded a crucial 45 to 17 win over Tonga, to keep alive their hopes of qualification to the next round.
NFL - The Miami Dolphins crushed the Denver Broncos 70 to 20 on Sunday, putting up a franchise-record points total for a team, and the second highest in an NFL regular-season game. The Dolphins were two points shy of the NFL one game regular-season scoring record - set by the Washington Redskins in 1966 - and three points off the all-time record set by the Chicago Bears in the 1940 NFL Championship game.
This morning’s weather begins clear and cold with temperatures of around 7 to 8 degrees Celsius. Thankfully, as the sun comes up temperatures will begin rise, and you can expect a pleasant day ahead with lots of sunshine, little wind and a maximum temperature of around 19 to 20 degrees.