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  • Gerry Adams ‘understands distress’ over Frankie Boyle show

    Gerry Adams has said he understands the hurt and distress caused by Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle’s appearance in west Belfast. Belfast councillor Tom Hartley, whose brother Stephen has Down’s syndrome, objected following Boyle’s past jokes about the disabled. The Glasgow comic’s quips about children with Down’s syndrome and disabled people created a split within the republican community.

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  • Abuse of Aboriginal footballer divides Australian opinion

    Adam Goodes should be playing tonight for the Sydney Swans, but instead he is thinking about retiring from the Australian Football League. It started in 2013 when, during the AFL’s annual Indigenous round – which celebrates the vast contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players to the game – Goodes pointed out a girl in the crowd who had called him an “ape”. Goodes forgave her, and that should have been the end of that.

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  • Man sues Etihad over claim he hurt back next to obese passenger

    A man is suing Etihad Airways over claims he suffered a back injury after being seated next to an overweight passenger in economy class. James Bassos was on a flight from Sydney to Dubai in 2011 when he was forced to “contort and twist” his body to avoid contact with a “very large” passenger who had encroached upon his seat, according to papers filed with the District Court of Queensland, Australia on July 29th. The court papers also alleged that Mr Bassos’s fellow passenger “frequently coughed and expelled fluid from his mouth”. Mr Bassos is claiming damages for personal injuries.

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  • Manchester United sell Angel Di Maria to PSG for €63m

    Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63 million. Di Maria is due to hold talks with PSG officials in Doha on Sunday and is expected to undergo a medical with the French champions. If all goes to plan, he could sign for PSG as early as Monday.

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  • More suspected MH370 wreckage found

    A plane door was on Sunday found on Indian Ocean Reunion Island, The Telegraph reported. The locals believe the door to be of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. q
  • Nobody willing to take blame for Water shambles

    Ex-Anglo director Fintan Drury summed up the situation best when he insisted at the banking inquiry that Brian Cowen attended a dinner at Anglo HQ after its share plunge in 2008, and then had a lovely little golf outing to Druids Glen with the Anglo boys when Taoiseach three months later, but the subject of Anglo, or indeed banking at all, was never even whispered. The banking investigation has achieved notoriety as the only entity in the country with more leaks than the Irish Water delivery system. Obviously, it would not be under the farcical structure of Irish Water which was made even more ludicrous by the panic-induced changes thrown together to clear up the monumental mess left by Phil Hogan, who was duly rewarded by Enda Kenny for the chaos he left at home by being put in charge of the EU’s agriculture €60bn. Again, we don’t, because this Government has hit on the wheeze of taking some €600m from motor tax receipts, not to make driving easier in this country, but — of course — to fund the lavish consultancy fees and bonus culture at Irish Water.

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  • Sean Fitzpatrick seeks to adjourn trial following Anglo sentencing

    Former bank chairman says ‘cascade of sludge’ visited on his head

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  • Keane helps Galaxy to away win; Lampard suffers defeat on MLS debut

    The LA Galaxy, in third in the MLS table, saw off bottom side Colorado Rapids with a 3-1 comeback win after Marcelo Sarvas had given the hosts the lead. Sebastian Lletget, Alan Gordon and Robbie Keane hit back for the visitors. Chris Rolfe netted a brace as DC United maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference following a 6-4 comeback victory at home to Real Salt Lake. q
  • iPhone is found after 9,300ft drop from plane

    A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston. The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported that Ben Wilson says his mobile phone still works. Wilson says he and a pilot were travelling home Monday in a Beechcraft Bonanza when a pressure change caused the passenger door to open slightly. Wilson didn’t realise his phone fell out until after landing.

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  • Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby on why the TV show calmed her down

    Her new book Me, Me, Me is an honest account of her many shenanigans. q
  • Tributes paid to GAA star Aaron Devlin who has died aged 23

    TRIBUTES are being paid on social media to Derry Gaelic footballer Aaron Devlin who has died. The Ballinderry Shamrocks and Derry star was rushed to Antrim Area Hospital last Friday after becoming unwell.

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  • Jungle trek to rediscover Colombia's Lost City

    Founded in 800AD, 650 years earlier than Peru's Machu Picchu, the mountaintop, forest-swathed citadel was abandoned by the ancient Tayrona civilisation in the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors reached coastal city Santa Marta. In 1976 the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History stepped in but it took several helicopter searches to relocate the overgrown ruins. Many riches had already been plundered, although several gold pieces are now on public display at the excellent Santa Marta Gold Museum. Since the early 80s, tourists have attempted the arduous but overwhelmingly spiritual 44km hike to Ciudad Perdida, although a kidnapping incident in 2003 put the site off limits to European travellers for several years.

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  • Flight makes an emergency landing at Dublin Airport

    A flight from Knock to the UK was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin on Friday after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. Flybe flight BE-664 had just departed Ireland West Airport in Knock and was almost directly overhead Longford town when the crew issued a Pan-Pan radio distress call.

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  • See how BBQ Champ judge Adam Richman's weight has yo-yoed over the years

    Man v Food star Adam Richman is back with a new series, BBQ Champ – a sort of meaty, smoky, char-grilled version of the Great British Bake Off. Here, Adam is midway through the final season of Man v Food, where he travels across America eating local cuisine and taking part in eating challenges – which often involve consuming vast quantities. Shortly after finishing Man v Food in April 2012 and retiring from competitive eating, Adam told The Independent that he actually put on more weight. In this picture he cleans up with Butch Venavides, who has created a fried bacon cinnamon roll at a contest in Dallas, Texas. q
  • Profile: The judge who sentenced the three ex-Anglo officials

    Patrick McCartan was a left-wing politician and principal of a criminal law practice

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  • Liverpool Transfer News: Striker medical, potential signing next week, Balotelli horror - Irish Daily Star

    Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is having a medical ahead of a switch to West Brom, according to Sky Sports.The Baggies are closing on a £3m deal for the 33-year-old, who made only 12 starts for his boyhood club last season. Lambert will become West Brom’s third summer signing following the arrivals of James McClean and James Chester. Brendan Rodgers will discover next week whether he can sign Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to The Sun.The Kop boss has bid £15m for the Russia international.

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  • Kate Moss cancels Ibiza trip after Jamie pictured with another model

    Kate Moss cancelled a trip to Ibiza this weekend after her estranged husband Jamie Hince was spotted with Victoria’s Secret Angel, Jessica Stam. The British supermodel was meant to heading to White Isle with Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw for the BBC Radio 1 DJ’s event. Kate’s pal Rita Ora tried to persuade her to go to Ibiza as it would “cheer her up” but it didn’t change her mind. The source told The Sun newspaper: “Rita was desperate for Kate to still come to Ibiza, as she thought it would really cheer her up.

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  • Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in plane crash in England

    The sister and stepmother of former al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden are believed to have died after a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday. Saudi and British media said relatives of Bin Laden were among the four passengers on board.

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  • Court upholds right of Gama workers to take cases in Ireland

    The Court of Appeal has upheld decisions clearing the way for 491 Turkish construction workers to bring actions in Ireland, rather than Turkey, against their employers for some €40.3 million compensation over alleged underpayment of wages and benefits while working here on State contracts. The three-judge appeal court rejected appeals by Gama Endustari Tesisleri Imalat Montaj AS (Gama Turkey) and its wholly owned Irish company, Gama Construction Ireland Ltd, against two High Court decisions permitting the Irish courts hear the workers action against both companies.

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  • Sean FitzPatrick’s lawyers ask for his trial to be adjourned

    Lawyers for former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have lodged a request to adjourn his upcoming trial due to the publicity surrounding the trial of three ex-Anglo officials. Defence Counsel told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court he was concerned about Sean FitzPatrick’s trial date in October this year, because of its proximity to the trial of the former officials, which concluded with their sentencing today. Judge Martin Nolan adjourned the matter until Thursday next week, when he will decide on whether to postpone Mr FitzPatrick’s trial.

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