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Australian blood donor saves 2.4 million babies

James Harrison has retired after saving the lives of more than 2.4 million babies by donating his blood over the past 60 years. The “man with the golden arm”, as he has been dubbed, told The Sydney Morning Herald that his retirement was “a sad day” and “the end of …

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Funeral held for Colorado soldier killed in combat

LONGMONT, Colo. –  A funeral service has been held in Longmont for a Colorado soldier who was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Gabriel D. Conde’s family members shared poems and songs as they remembered the 22-year-old Army airborne infantryman Saturday at Lifebridge Christian Church. Mourners stood and the Battle …

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Catalan secessionists fail to elect new regional leader

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalan pro-independence parties failed on Saturday for a fourth time to elect a regional leader, 10 days before the deadline to form a government or hold a new election. Quim Torra, the candidate proposed by former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to head the regional Catalan government, attends …

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Margaret River shooting: Relatives 'stunned' by killings

Image copyright Katrina Miles/Facebook Image caption Katrina Miles lived on the property with her parents and four children Relatives of the family at the centre of a suspected murder-suicide in Western Australia say they are “stunned” by what has happened. The unnamed relatives of the Miles family said they were …

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Nacewa strikes late as Leinster are crowned champions

Leinster survived a nail-biting conclusion to win the European Champions Cup for the fourth time, edging out Racing 92 15-12 in a dour battle at Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium. In a game high on tension, but in truth low in quality considering the personnel on show, Leo Cullen’s side edged …

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One dead, several injured in Paris stabbing attack

One person has died and four others are injured after a knifeman attacked bystanders in Paris before he was shot dead by police. The attack happened on Saturday evening in the French capital’s second arrondissement where Paris’s opera and landmark retail stores are located. Police opened fire on the attacker …

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Rail delays after signalling equipment vandalised

Iarnród Éireann has said that there are currently delays of up to 90 minutes on all services in and out of Heuston Station due to vandalism of signalling equipment.  Shuttle services are in operation between Portlaoise and Sallins, and Dublin Bus are honouring rail tickets where services are available. Intercity …

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Over 1,000 doctors declare support for repeal of Eighth

More than 1,000 doctors have declared their support for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment by signing a declaration which was revealed at the National Doctors Together for Yes in Dublin this morning. Doctors from every county in Ireland have added their names to the document including GPs, psychiatrists, obstetricians and medical …

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