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Missing Dublin teen found safe and well, say gardaí

A 16-year-old boy who was earlier reported missing has now been found safe and well, according to gardaí. Stefan Mooney, from Ballymun in Dublin, had last been seen on the Shanliss Road in Santry on Monday 16 October. An appeal to find Stefan was launched today. This evening, gardaí said Stefan has …

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Two men arrested after woman found dead in Belfast

The PSNI have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead on the outskirts of Belfast today. The woman, named as 51-year-old Anne O’Neill, was found in the Ardmore Avenue area of Finaghy this morning. Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: “At around 7am this morning police received a …

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Death toll after Somalia truck bomb increases to 358

Somalia’s deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government has said, a major increase in the fatality toll. A truck packed with explosives blew up in Hodan on 14 October, destroying some 20 buildings in the bustling commercial …

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Pedestrian dies in Dundalk road collision

A man has died after he was struck by two cars in Co Louth in the early hours of this morning. The man, who was in his late 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which occurred at around 3.15am on the Old Newry Road in Dundalk. …

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Motorist drove at 177km/h during Operation Slow Down

A motorist travelling at 177km/h in a 100km/h zone in Co Donegal was one of 225 vehicles caught speeding during Operation Slow Down. Gardaí said that 140,223 vehicles were checked for speed during the 24-hour operation, which began yesterday morning. The fastest speed noted- 177km/h – was on the N13 at …

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Mugabe choice as WHO envoy 'bizarre' – Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organisation is “offensive” and “bizarre”. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay on Wednesday. The meeting was attended …

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Doubts raised over death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda

International experts have announced that Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer, but could not conclusively determine if he was assassinated by late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime. Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician, diplomat and bohemian, died in 1973 aged 69, just days after Pinochet, then the head …

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Australian police offer $6m reward in murder case

Australian police offered a record AUS$6 million in rewards to catch the serial killer or killers behind the murders of six Melbourne women in the 1980s. The women, ranging in age from 14 to 73, disappeared in separate incidents as they traveled on foot around Melbourne over an 18-month period …

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Spanish govt to strip Catalonia of autonomous powers

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he has approved the implementation of Article 155 allowing the government to strip Catalonia of its autonomous powers. He made the announcement following a crisis Cabinet meeting this morning. Mr Rajoy said he could dissolve the Catalan parliament and call elections in Catalonia within …

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President says no return to hard border is vital

President Michael D Higgins has said that it is vital that there is no return to a hard border between the north and south, when Britain leaves the European Union. He was speaking at a dinner hosted by The Ireland Funds in Sydney, where he is continuing a State Visit to Australia. …

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