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  • Putin says Assad open to sharing power

    Russian president Vladimir Putin declared yesterday that his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, is prepared to conduct early parliamentary elections and share power with elements of the opposition. The announcement came as reports emerged that Islamic State forces continued their rampage against the world’s cultural heritage by destroying first- and second-century tower tombs in the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Syria.

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  • Germany do Ireland big favour

    Germany 3 Poland 1: Germany followed the example of Georgia last night by doing the Ireland a major favour in the Euro qualification pursuit. With Scotland’s play-off hopes dented in Tbilisi, group leaders Poland were knocked off the Group D summit by the world champions in Frankfurt. Goals from Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze put Joachim Low’s side 2-0 up inside 20 minutes.

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  • Three sisters give birth on same day in the same hospital

    THREE sisters have given birth just hours apart on the same day and in the same hospital. The three little cousins are thriving and waiting on the arrival of a fourth as another pregnant sister is overdue. Mairead Fitzpatrick gave birth to Thomas Óg, sister Joeline Godfrey gave birth to Sorcha and Bernie Ward delivered Phelim at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar.

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  • Bono: I nearly crippled myself in bike fall

    Bono’s chances of playing guitar again are “not looking good”. The 55-year-old rocker – who has four kids with wife Ali Hewson – thinks he needs to start taking better care of himself. During U2’s recent run of concerts in Boston, Bono visited throat surgeon Dr Steven Zeitels and horrified the specialist when he admitted to not having had a check-up in 12 years.

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  • Brooklyn Beckham follows in his parents' footsteps with first Vogue cover

    Brooklyn Beckham has made his parents proud with his first Vogue covershoot. The 16-year-old son of fashion designer Victoria Beckham and footballer-turned-underwear-model David Beckham appears on the October cover of Miss Vogue magazine. Brooklyn has been modelling for some time, and has already appeared covers of style and fashion magazines Man About Town and T Magazine. His Spice Girl mother Victoria has graced the cover of Vogue in several countries around the world. q
  • Emmanuel Adebayor is going to have a lot of free time in the next few months

    TOTTENHAM STRIKER EMMANUEL Adebayor has been left out of his club’s 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the year. Adebayor had been expected to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, but Tottenham were unable to find a buyer for the Togo international. The 31-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City star, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week (â ¬137,000), has also been left out of Tottenham’s Europa League squad. Adebayor has rarely been selected by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who opted to axe the player from his squad despite missing out on a deal for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino this week.

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  • Taoiseach says ‘not realistic’ to set figure for refugees

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. “The past experience is that countries will not measure up if they’re asked to do so purely voluntarily,” said Mr Kenny.

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  • If Obama can rename Mt McKinley could President Trump rename Manhattan Island? - Irish Sun

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny is in France on a two-day visit which began Thursday. Kenny was scheduled to meet French President Franois Hollande on Thursday afternoon at the Elyse Palace in Paris and over the cours elf the two days with leading Irish and French business people in both Paris and Lyon. Kenny and Hollande were expected to exchange views on key EU and international issues, notably EMU, migration and climate change ahead of the COP21 Summit which will be hosted by France later this year. Ireland and France have been working on cementing ties in recent times.

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  • 39Mixed depression39 agitation may signal suicide risk

    (Reuters Health) - Certain behavior patterns often precede suicide attempts by people with major depression, suggesting signs that doctors can and should watch out for, a large study suggests. The hallmarks of suicide risk may include risky behavior, agitated behavior, impulsivity and the presence of depressive mixed states that include both depression and mania symptoms, the investigators say. The results of this study are important because they may guide clinicians (from GPs to specialists) to which symptoms to pay special attention to and to search for in any depressed patient, Dr. Dina Popovic, psychiatrist at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain, told Reuters Health by email. Results of the BRIDGE-II-MIX study were released August 30 at the 28th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress in Amsterdam.

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  • Taking aspirin ‘could make cancer immunotherapy more effective’

    New therapies that help the immune system fight cancer could work better when combined with aspirin. Researchers believe the anti-inflammatory pain killer suppresses a cancer molecule that allows tumours to evade the body’s immune defences. Laboratory tests show that skin, breast and bowel cancer cells often generate large amounts of the molecule, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Aspirin and other members of the “Cox inhibitor” drug family block PGE2 production so that tumours have nowhere to hide.

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  • How to discipline children with ADHD

    who was allegedly handcuffed at the biceps by a sheriff's deputy at his elementary school, has led to a national debate about what is the best way to discipline and deal with children with disabilities....

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  • GRA insists Callinan removed by ‘political interference’

    The Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents rank and file Garda members, has said it believes the former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan was removed from office despite conclusions to the contrary by the Fennelly Commission. The GRA said it had already expressed its clear view that Mr Callinan was removed from office by political interference, in which Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved.

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  • VIDEO Behind the scenes Arnie vs Arnie fight in Genisys

    You are entitled to your opinion but I personally thought this summers Terminator Genisys was a lot of fun. There wasn't nearly enough action but fudging the old storylines was enjoyable and it's never a bad thing when Arnie is up there on the screen. The film even offered up double the Arnie for your money, recreating the arrival of the T-800 in 1984s The Terminator with a delicious twist. It's kind of hilarious that they couldn't find someone who was actually the same size as The Governator - they don't make people that big anymore. q
  • Global stocks rally after ECB stimulus move

    Stocks rallied around the world and the euro fell after the European Central Bank vowed to use all tools available to support a recovery that it sees hindered by recent turmoil in emerging markets. Euro-area government bonds surged after President Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank raised the cap on the proportion of bonds it’s able to purchase, expanding the scope of stimulus even as it cut forecasts for growth.

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  • Beats’ newest ad is all about Serena Williams – and it’s pretty slick

    SERENA WILLIAMS IS on the brink of history — so it’s no surprise that her sponsors are making the most of their affiliation. Beats by Dre are gaining a reputation for making some cool ads around their athletes (we’re big fans of their World Cup 2014 and LeBron James efforts). With Serena gunning for another US Open title and the first women’s calendar slam since 1988, the headphone kings premiered their latest spot yesterday. “The world knows Serenaâ s story,” they said.

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  • MacAuley and Bastick blacks “weren’t deserved”

    Former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy has said that referee Maurice Deegan got the big calls wrong in last week’s drawn Dublin-Mayo clash. As well as Diarmuid Connolly’s straight red card, Dublin also picked up black cards for midfielder Michael Darragh MacAuley and subsequently his replacement Dennis Bastick. “There was no way that Michael Darragh MacAuley should have received a black card. “Michael Darragh lost possession and then lost his footing.

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  • Love Bug actor Dean Jones dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES -- Disney actor Dean Jones -- who held leading roles in such films as The Love Bug That Darned Cat! and The Million Dollar Duck -- has died He was 84 years old

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  • How Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are helping keep cigarette butts off the streets of London

    That’s exactly what they’re doing now – albeit inadvertently – thanks to a new cigarette bin that’s appeared near Embankment station. Smokers in Embankment think Ronaldo is a better player than Messi. And on this evidence, the nicotine addicts of the capital are coming out in favour of Ronaldo. Here are some more questions that have been answered by London’s smokers over the past few weeks. q
  • WATCH: Rugby boss Schmidt gives his opinion on Dublin v Mayo

    A true sign of Irishness if ever there was one, this afternoon Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt gave his opinion on the drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Mayo and Dublin. Schmidt became an Irish citizen at a ceremony in Dublin yesterday but proved he really belonged today by offering his opinion on GAA.

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  • Kirsten Stewart tops best-dressed woman list

    Kristen Stewart has beaten ex-boyfriend’s Robert Pattinson’s current flame to the top spot in Glamour’s annual 50 Best-Dressed Women list.

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