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Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 14

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe helicopter landed on its side crushing several vans A helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed while they assessed damage from Friday’s Mexican quake, killing at least 14 including a baby. Mexico’s interior minister and the governor of the south-west Oaxaca state …

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Staff at Irish charities dismissed over misconduct

Two Irish overseas charities have confirmed they have dismissed staff members in recent years following allegations of sexual misconduct. They were responding to queries following a scandal at the British charity Oxfam over its handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Both Concern and GOAL have issued statements saying they have received …

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Minor earthquake strikes Wales and England

Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade today.  The British Geological Survey (BGS) said tremors were felt across parts of Wales and southwest England, but no notable damage was reported.   The BGS said the quake was of magnitude 4.4, with an epicentre 20km north of the Welsh …

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Rita Ora jets to Kosovo for independence party

Pop star Rita Ora has flown to Kosovo to headline a concert marking a decade since her country of birth became independent from Serbia. The singer – whose family left the southeastern European nation in 1991 – jetted out to the capital Pristina on Saturday morning, where she met the …

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Support for Fine Gael rises, opinion poll suggests

A new Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll shows support for Fine Gael is 11 points ahead of Fianna Fáil.  The opinion poll also shows a slight drop in support for Sinn Féin.  Compared to the last comparable survey in January, the findings show Fine Gael is up four points to 36% while Fianna Fáil …

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Pope renews Vatican's anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is …

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