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  • X Factor auditions cancelled after Simon Cowell's mum dies

    X Factor auditions have been cancelled following the death of show supremo Simon Cowell’s mother. The family of the music mogul announced that Julie Cowell died yesterday at 89. Auditions for the ITV talent show were due to begin in Manchester today but will now no longer go ahead, a spokesman for Syco Entertainment confirmed. The first try-outs for the new-look show were expected to be attended by Simon and fellow judges Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, as well as new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack. q
  • British girl who fled to Syria gloats at Tunisia deaths

    A British schoolgirl who fled to Syria has gloated over the fate of the tourists massacred on the beach in Tunisia. Amira Abase, 16, one of three girls who vanished from their east London homes in February to join Islamic State, wrote that she was laughing out loud — ‘Lol’ in text language — as Britain mourned those who lost their lives at Sousse. In an exchange of messages on social media with an undercover reporter from the Mail on Sunday, Abase, when told of the minute’s silence across Britain in memory of the victims, wrote “Loooool’. Abase believed the reporter to be another British teenager planning to run away to join IS.

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  • Euro falls in wake of Greek voters rejecting austerity

    The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union. The euro lost 1.1 percent to $1.0987 by 5:09 a.m. Sydney time, slipping 2 percent against the yen and 1 percent versus the pound.

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  • Islamic State releases video of execution of Syrian soldiers

    The Islamic State group has released a video showing the killing of 25 government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria. The video showed the soldiers being taken in pick-up trucks from the town’s notorious Tadmur prison to the amphitheatre.

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  • Princess Charlotte's royal christening stays with tradition

    Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk. The nine-week-old was welcomed into the Christian faith as parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George looked on. Great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton joined Charlotte’s five godparents for the celebratory occasion.

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  • Doctor dies after Skerries 100 road races

    A renowned travelling medic in Irish road racing has died following an incident at the Skerries 100 road races in North County Dublin. Deeply saddened to hear that road racing travelling doctor John Hinds lost his life at Skerries. Dr. John Hinds was providing medical cover at the Skerries road races in Dublin last night when he was involved in an incident. q
  • One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

    Proving that One Direction fans don’t miss a trick. q
  • Anti-racism training needed by Gardaí and immigration services, study claims

    Gardaí and the Immigration services are being singled out as in need of anti-racism training, following a new study. The Immigrant Council of Ireland interviewed 40 young men aged 16-28 who were born outside the EU, and live here. The men identified discrimination in school, sport, at work and by public authorities. Peter Slowak is policy and research officer with the Immigrant Council, he carried out the study. q
  • Meet the Irishman who sculpted Cristiano Ronaldo into the athlete he is today - Irish Sun

    The Pakistan men's hockey team's chief coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Saturday said he would not solely accept the blame for his side's poor performance at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final, blaming lack of facilities for their failure to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. World No.10 Pakistan lost 0-1 against world No.14 Ireland on Friday and will now face world No.18 France in the 7/8th place match. On the other hand, we managed to reach only two days prior to the start of the event and got just two practice matches in available time," Shahnaz, considered one of the greatest strikers in the history of the sport, added. The coach also stated the need for the Pakistan government and corporate sectors to come forward and help develop hockey infrastructure in the country adding their glory days in the sport were a thing of the past.

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  • Arthritis drug failure in patients could be predicted earlier with new tests, say researchers - Big News Network

    Amongst patients who receive treatment for arthritis, it can be common to find that the treatment stops working after a few months as the medication ceases to be effective. Around a fifth of all such patients will experience this.The research, by academics at the University of Manchester, sought to establish why some people no longer respond to treatment after certain periods of time and how soon this reaction could be identified by healthcare professionals.It was previously believed that testing could only be done immediately before the next dose of drug was due, when the drug levels are a...

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  • Jack Halprin dies of cancer at 46 - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Popular Google millionaire and controversial landlord who found himself at the center of San Francisco ...

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  • Gazza threw Rolex out of window 'because it was listening to him'

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has revealed he threw a Rolex watch out of the window at the height of his struggle with drugs because he thought it was “listening” to him. The star, who played for clubs including Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio during his career, has fought a very public battle with addiction. Speaking to Alastair Campbell in GQ, he said he had gone years at a time without a drink but last fell off the wagon in April,l embarking on what he described as “a one-day bender”. Gazza, who said he prays every day to stay sober, likened being in rehab to his playing days, saying that was the “only time I felt free”. q
  • Bill aims to wipe the slate clean on certain convictions

    Having to declare a criminal record presents a significant, sometimes insurmountable, obstacle to accessing employment, training and education. It often precludes young men and women in Ireland from pursuing work opportunities in Australia, Canada and the US. In the case of home insurance, partners and parents of people with convictions also face higher premiums. There is no doubt that in the case of certain serious crimes, it is never appropriate to forget the fact of a conviction.

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  • Fact or Fiction: Transfer rumour round-up

    Manchester City are ready to splash out over €230m on Paul Pogba, Kevin De Bruyne, and Raheem Sterling, if the latest transfer gossip from the Sunday newspapers proves to be on the money. Manager Manuel Pellegrini’s bid to reclaim the Premier League title from Chelsea next season could involve his club breaking the British transfer record and signing Juventus midfielder Pogba for £71m (€99.5m), according to the Sunday Mirror. City, meanwhile, are lining up a €70m offer for Wolfsburg’s De Bruyne, claims the Sunday Telegraph, which adds that Paris Saint-Germain are also in the hunt for the former Chelsea attacking midfielder.

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  • Channing Tatum was ‘fat’ when he started Magic Mike XXL

    Channing Tatum was "super fat" when he started filming 'Magic Mike XXL'. The 35-year-old actor - who has two-year-old daughter Everly with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum - spent over four months training and a month on a diet to shed the pounds to get in shape for the stripper sequel.

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  • Where IS Nicki Minaj? Fans are gutted after rapper misses slot at Wireless Festival

    Nicki Minaj missed her supporting slot at Wireless Festival this evening after “travel issues” on the M1. They also tweeted to say that the Starships singer was facing some last-minute travel issues. Nicki Minaj has had last minute travel issues so is delayed. Which was followed by another more reassuring tweet that she will indeed perform with David Guetta. q
  • LÉ Éithne set to return to Ireland at end of the month

    The LE Eithne will return to Ireland at the end of this month and will be replaced in the Mediterranean by another Irish naval vessel, the LE Niamh. The 68-strong crew of the LE Eithne have been rescuing migrants since joining the European effort to assist refugees in May.

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  • Syrian forces kill 20 rebel fighters

    Syrian forces killed 20 rebel fighters east of the capital Damascus on Saturday, media reports said. Rebel commanders were among those killed in the eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, Xinhua cited the state news agency SANA as saying. Sources familiar with the situation said the rebels in Damascus' eastern neighbourhood of Jobar on Saturday launched a major offensive against the nearby district of Zablatani, which is under government control, prompting the Syrian forces to respond with heavy firepower. The sound of gunshots reverberated through various parts of heavily-fortified Damascus.

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  • Caroline Wozniacki sees off Camila Giorgi to match Wimbledon best

    It seems a long time since Caroline Wozniacki sat atop the world rankings for 67 consecutive weeks in 2010 and 2011. On a becalmed No1 Court, she progressed effortlessly to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Italian 31st seed, Camila Giorgi. The Dane swatted aside the hard-hitting Giorgi to match her best ever performance at Wimbledon.

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  • Landlords offer over 150 Dublin properties for social housing

    More than 150 Dublin houses and flats have been offered by private landlords for social housing since local authorities began a rental recruitment drive just over a month ago. The number of landlords willing to rent to social housing tenants plummeted in recent years with the rise in Dublin rents making higher-income tenants more attractive.

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