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US casino mogul resigns from Republican finance post

Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn stepped down today as Republican National Committee finance chairman, following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct. The 76-year-old former business rival turned political ally of US President Donald Trump had assumed the RNC position after Mr Trump took office in January 2017. Mr Wynn …

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Calls for campaign to demand health service improvement

Health campaigners, unions and political activists have called for a national campaign to demand improvements in the health service. The Still Waiting Campaign aims to increase hospital beds, restore lost services, and work towards a single-tier health system. A conference organised by the Still Waiting Campaign in Dublin today heard …

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Rohingya refugees warned over risk of floods

On a dusty hillside in Bangladesh, 800 new Rohingya refugees arrive at Kutupalong camp. Tired, hungry and sick, the journey’s been long and it’s taken its toll. The world’s biggest refugee camp is now their new home. But after escaping conflict, more danger looms for around 100,000 Rohingyas – months …

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Ford files a patent for an autonomous police car

If the fourth season of Black Mirror didn’t thoroughly freak you out, buckle up! Ford has filed for a patent on an autonomous police car. While patent filings don’t always come to fruition, the mere fact that this idea is in development is mildly unnerving. The patent, first spotted by …

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Man due in court over discovery of 'Meth Lab' in Dublin

A 51-year-old Czech national has appeared before Dublin District Court charged in connection with the discovery of a suspected ‘crystal meth lab’ in Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Earlier this week Roman Wunderlick, with an address on Greenhills Road, Dublin 12, was arrested on a charge that he was in possession of chemistry apparatus, …

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Paris readies for floods as Seine surges higher

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch drone footage of the swollen river Seine in Paris Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Weeks of rainfall have produced a relentless rise in the water level, …

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Swimsuit company makes bikinis from garbage

The bikinis and one-pieces are crafted from bottles, bags and fishing nets that would otherwise wash up on the beach.  (Sepia Swimwear) Talk about going back to nature. Just in time to commit to a healthier 2018, Australian swimwear label Seapia has rolled out new looks made of recycled plastic …

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Julian Assange Asks U.K. Court to Drop His Arrest Warrant

No known charges have been filed against Mr. Assange in the United States, but the Justice Department has contemplated prosecuting him, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that arresting Mr. Assange was a priority. On Friday, Mr. Assange’s lawyer, Mark Summers, told the Westminster Magistrates’ Court that Sweden’s withdrawal …

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