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  • Frances Fitzgerald ‘not surprised’ Ireland features in IS video

    Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday it was no surprise IS had identified Ireland as part of a so-called ‘coalition of devils’ saying IS was targeting the “whole of western Europe”. Her comments came as an international expert on cyber-terrorism said Ireland’s inclusion in the ‘coalition’ suggested IS viewed it as a legitimate target. However, Mr David Mair, of the Cyberterrorism Project at Swansea University, said he was not suggesting Ireland was at “imminent risk of an Islamist terror attack”. In the group’s slick video, the Irish flag is pictured alongside those of 59 other countries which it claimed are all part of a new coalition of devils. It says the “flames of war” will

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  • Eight people found with throats slit in Mexico

    The bodies of eight people were found with their throats slit inside a vehicle in the violence-hit southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, officials said. Local authorities told EFE that a threatening message was also found at the crime scene. The bodies of the men -- aged 17-20 -- were found on Friday afternoon inside a gray SUV with a Mexico City license plate in Cosolapa, a rural municipality in Oaxaca. A message was found alongside the victims with a threat directed at the Los Zetas drug cartel. Agents with Mexico's Attorney General's Office arrived at the scene to remove the bodies of the slain people, believed to have been residents of a highland area of the neighbouring state of Veracruz. --IANS/EFE

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  • Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic ignores World Court ruling

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government announced it will resume whaling in the Antarctic in early 2016, despite a World Court ruling and staunch opposition from Australia to cease the activity. Japan's Fisheries Agency told the International Whaling Commission it will begin killing hundreds of minke whales. The decision comes after the United Nations International Court of Justice ruled the country's whaling program was illegal and ordered Japan to stop, saying it cannot be justified as scientific research. In the March 2014 case brought by Australia, International Whaling Commission experts said Japan had failed to demonstrate the need to kill whales for research. In October, Japan told U.N. Secretary-General

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  • Racial attack on Indian family in Northern Ireland - Irish Sun

    Irish Sun (IANS) Saturday 28th November, 2015 An Indian family faced racial attack in Northern Ireland as their car was torched in the premises of their house, a media report said. Subi Philip and her two children, aged ten and eight, were forced to run from their house in Antrim county on Friday morning as their car was completely destroyed in a fire, BBC reported on Friday. Philip's husband was not at home as he had gone to India for his father's funeral. The police were treating the attack as a hate crime. "We believe the attack was motivated by racial hatred," police officer John Allen said. "Any attack on property is unacceptable, however, I totally condemn the racial hate crime element

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  • North Korea fails in submarine-launched missile test

    North Korea apparently test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday in the Sea of Japan but the test was a failure, a news agency report said. ... Read More

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  • Munster club IFC final: St Mary's cruise to title -

    Munster club IFC final: St Mary's cruise to title28 November 2015 St Mary’s Cahersiveen (Kerry) 1-16 Carrigaline (Cork) 0-9 A splendid second-half display saw St Mary’s Cahersiveen overcome Carrigaline in this afternoon’s Munster club intermediate football championship final. Maurice Fitzgerald’s side were full value for their victory in Killarney, having built on two-point half-time lead to outscore their opponents by 1-8 to 0-3 in the second period with Denis Daly registering their 49th minute goal. The sides were inseparable during the first 15 minutes, as Brian Coakley’s expert free-taking for the Cork champions helped to cancel out scores from Paul O’Donoghue, Dan Daly and Kerry star Bryan

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  • 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations -

    The 1916 Rising was the most serious revolt to British rule in Ireland in over a century. It represented an unprecedented explosion of violence for a society that had been remarkably peaceful since the bloodletting of the 1798 rebellion. Of Roger Casement, Bulmer Hobson would recall that "in over 50 years I have met many of the well-known figures of our time. Passing in and out of a network of post and sorting offices, with the GPO as a central hub, were letters, postcards, parcels and small packets.

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  • Man from Northern Ireland dies after jump at Bangkok Airport

    A 35-year-old man who died after jumping from the second floor of an airport terminal in Bangkok was reportedly from Northern Ireland. According to police, the man had been detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday afternoon after trying to jump off another part of the building.Thai authorities say after being taken for questioning at the Tourist Police Office, he initially refused to speak, before later admitting he had run out of money and could not afford the ?400 plane ticket home.... Read More

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  • 'Exceptional' Cuala impress Cunningham -

    'Exceptional' Cuala impress Cunningham28 November 2015 Cuala's Sean Treacy and Cian Waldron celebrate. Ger Cunningham says that Cuala have done great things for Dublin hurling this season. The Dublin boss was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Leinster club senior hurling championship final, which sees Mattie Kenny’s men take on Wexford counterparts Oulart The Ballagh at Cullen Park (throw-in 2.00pm), and he is confident that they have the firepower to deliver more silverware. "They're a very young team and it's very exciting for Dublin hurling really that they've made the impression they have,” Cunningham told the Evening Herald. "It might be an inconvenience (for Dublin) at the moment but in general,

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  • Delhi Half Marathon braces for another African siege

    Powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia are all set to renew their long-standing rivalry when the Capital city hosts the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday with expectations rising among the Indians. Last year Ethiopian Guye Adola overcame a strong Kenyan field led by Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor, while Kenyan Florence Kiplagat defended her crown. Adola has struggled this season and his title will be under serious threat from compatriot Mosinet Geremew, Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese, who is the world record holder and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi and Geoffrey Kirui. Florence, who recently won the Chicago Marathon, will also defend her title but it will not be easy for the world record holder. "I am motivated

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  • Trade minister urges Slovenian private sector to invest in Jordan

    Amman, Nov.28 (Petra) - Minister of Industry,Trade and Supply, Maha Ali, called on Slovenian businessmen and investors to make use of investment and economic opportunities in Jordan in various fields. During a meeting with the President of the Slovenian National Council (Senate) Mitja Bervar, and his accompanying delegation, the minister said that Jordan enjoys secure and lucrative investment climate in addition to its strategic location as a gateway to regional markets, a statement by the ministry said Saturday. The minister stressed that the Kingdom has also signed a number of free ... Read More

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  • Rallying cry on climate change ahead of Paris summit

    A RALLYING cry has been issued to people all over Ireland to make their voices heard and demand that global political leaders finally take decisive action to tackle climate change. The much-anticipated UN climate change talks, otherwise known as COP21, begin in Paris on Monday, bringing together political leaders and big-business interests, as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), from 150 countries. They will work to hammer out a legally binding deal aimed at preventing global temperatures from exceeding two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. That can only happen if greenhouse gas emissions are slashed by up to 70 per cent by 2050. It is expected that any agreement will come q
  • Rosberg pips Hamilton in final practice for Abu Dhabi GP

    Nico Rosberg emerged as the fastest driver in the final practice session ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. The German, who won back-to-back races in Mexico and Brazil, finished 0.281 seconds ahead of newly-crowned three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, Sport24 reported. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel finished third ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez of Force India.(ANI)

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  • Darmstadt hold Cologne to goalless draw in Bundesliga

    Newly promoted Darmstadt held Cologne to a goalless draw in the opener of the 14th round of the Bundesliga football league here. Darmstadt were still left searching for their first win since five games whereas Cologne reaped their second draw in a row following an unspectacular goalless stalemate on Friday, Xinhua reported. The hosts dictated the pace in the opening period yet Jan Rosenthal failed to make use of a promising chance in the eighth minute. As the match progressed, Cologne gained a foothold in the game but neither Marcel Risse nor Matthias Lehmann were able to overcome Darmstadt goalkeeper Christian Mathenia. Darmstadt defended deep and kept Cologne at a distance but nevertheless

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  • Australia Britain win in HWL Final

    Australia beat Belgium 1-0, while Britain overpowered Canada 3-1 in the Group A matches of the Hero Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium here on Saturday. A solitary goal from veteran Jamie Dwyer was enough for the reigning world champions Australia to defeat Belgium. The 36-year-old five-time FIH Player of the Year fired home from a tight angle in the 22nd minute to give the Aussies victory. Although Australia also had two strikes overturned, the Belgians gave an excellent showing of themselves and could easily have taken something from the game if they had made the most of their chances. Meanwhile Simon Mantell scored twice as Britain defeated

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  • Spat with minister Haryana transfers woman police officer

    The Haryana government transferred IPS officer Sangeeta Kalia on Saturday, a day after she refused to leave a meeting when Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij told her to "get out" after a heated argument over liquor smuggling. "Sangeeta Rani, superintendent of police, Fatehabad, has been posted as Commandant 4th IRB (India Reserve Battalion), Manesar, relieving Vikas Dhankar of the additional charge," a state government spokesman said here. Om Prakash is the new district police chief in Fatehabad. Vij and Kalia were involved in an unsavoury spat during a meeting in Fatehabad on Friday over the issue of police not curbing liquor smuggling in the district effectively. The minister snubbed the

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  • International star sailors to race sloops with local crews

    The Star Sailors League (SSL) will hold its grand finals for the third consecutive year off the Nassau Yacht Club between Wednesday, December 2 and Saturday, December 5. The races are streamed live, worldwide, as they happen, over four days of racing on their web site ( In between races, film coverage of the November 28/29 Mayagauna Mini Regatta will also be shown on the live fee. The SSL film crew will take to the seas of Montagu Beach to film, close up, the Mayagauna Mini Regatta on November 29th The Regatta will be seen world-wide in between the SSL live stream... Read More

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  • 'Last year was my fault' - McGleenan -

    'Last year was my fault' - McGleenan28 November 2015 Scotstown manager Mattie McGleenan. Scotstown boss Mattie McGleenan says his side’s shortcomings last season saw him to blame. The current Monaghan champions lost out to a Conor McManus-inspired Clontibret in last year’s county final by a point and since then have been on a rampage that has led to their 16th Mick Duffy Cup, along with a long-awaited Ulster club SFC final against Crossmaglen Rangers tomorrow. “Last year was my fault and I would put it down to what I call ‘success disease’,” McGleenan told The Irish Sun. “We probably got carried away and when you lose a county final by a point, you suddenly realise what you have missed. “Since

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  • Protest at west Belfast Quarry site over waste plans

    A protest took place on the outskirts of west Belfast yesterday to call on a quarry company to withdraw a planning application to import, store and treat hazardous waste, including asbestos. The protest, which was organised by Sinn Féin, took place at the Black Mountain Quarry site owned by Whitemountain on the Upper Springfield Road. The application is due to go before planners at Belfast city council next month. During the protest yesterday, Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey handed a letter into Whitemountain calling on them to withdraw the application. He said the plans would have a "hugely detrimental effect upon west Belfast". "People are very concerned with regards to all this toxic waste on their q
  • Shuttler Sindhu completes Macau Open hat-trick

    Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has defeated Japan's Minatsu Mitani to claim the Macau Open Grand Prix title for the third year running on Sunday. The two-time bronze medallist at world championship overcame Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 in a thrilling summit clash that lasted one hour and six minutes. Although the Japanese rival bounced back in the second game, Sindhu regained the initiative and clinched the decider game in an emphatic style. (ANI)

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