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Day of mourning as further Genoa bridge victims found

Firefighters searching the rubble of a collapsed bridge in Genoa have found human remains inside a car, emergency services have said, as the Italian city prepared to hold a state funeral for the victims. The Civil Protection agency did not comment on the number of people inside the vehicle, but …

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Imran Khan elected as Pakistani Prime Minister

Imran Khan has been sworn in as the new Prime Minster of Pakistan at a ceremony in Islamabad, officially taking over the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country after his party won a 25 July election. The ceremony at the President’s House in the capital marks the end of …

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Nigel Farage announces his return to frontline politics

Nigel Farage has announced his return to frontline political engagement, joining a campaign to overthrow what he described as Theresa May’s “fraudulent” Brexit blueprint.  The former Ukip leader said he would be “back on the road”, taking part in a battle bus tour by the Leave Means Leave group to oppose …

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Details announced for Aretha Franklin funeral

A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for August 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family grave site, relatives have announced through a publicist.          Franklin, the preacher’s daughter who became the …

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Follow the crowds: Irish events that drew thousands

Even before Daniel O’Connell held his monster meetings in the 1840s, Irish people have been known to attend events in large numbers. The visit of Pope Francis will be no different, and it is expected that more than 500,000 people will travel to the Phoenix Park in Dublin to see …

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Somalia – Fighting for its Life

Somalia’s UN-backed government struggles to establish control outside the capital, Mogadishu, in its bitter conflict with the Islamist militants Al Shabab. What hope do these people have that they will ever know peace? Source link

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Slight reduction in waiting list figures

Overall waiting lists for patients to be treated or seen at hospitals reduced slightly last month to 704,743 patients. The latest figures for July are from the National Treatment Purchase Fund and show a reduction of 1,350 patients on the previous month. There are over seven types of waiting lists …

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Motorcyclist killed in Co Kildare collision

A man in his 50s has been killed in a road crash in Co Kildare. The man’s motorcycle collided with a jeep near Monasterevin shortly after 2pm. He was taken by ambulance to Naas General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the 4×4, a man in his 60s, …

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Netanyahu questioned in corruption investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gone through a new round of questioning, police said, amid corruption allegations that have threatened to topple him. The premier was questioned at his official residence in the context of investigations by the national economic crimes unit, a police statement in Hebrew said. It …

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