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  • Gardaí search for missing teenager Mark Twomey

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  • Brian Cowen confronted by protesters in Dublin

    Former taoiseach Brian Cowen was confronted by protesters in Dublin yesterday and verbally abused. The video, sent to 4fm, shows a number of people following the former Fianna Fáil leader to his car. The demonstrators shouted abuse at Mr Cowen, calling him a scumbag, a traitor and a sell-out. The video shows them asking Mr Cowen if he cared about his role in the economic downturn.

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  • ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

    ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

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  • Medical expert fired after photos of plane crash victims displayed

    A Dutch medical anthropologist has been fired from the forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – after he used photographs of the victims’ body parts without authorisation to illustrate a public lecture. Prof George Matt of Leiden University, an international authority on physical anthropology, used the photographs in a talk to medical students in Maastricht earlier this month – at which he is also accused of making incorrect observations about the cause of the crash.

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  • VIDEO: Ronaldo gives a young fan his jersey after hitting him with a free kick

    Cristiano Ronaldo thought of the perfect way to cheer up a little boy in the crowd after accidentally hitting him with a football. The Real Madrid star was warming up before the midweek Champions League game by practicing free kicks. Ronaldo saw it and was clearly concerned for the welfare of the child, watching while medics checked to make sure he was unhurt. When the rest of the Real Madrid went back inside after warming-up, Ronaldo jogged back over to the stand. q
  • Thierry Henry lacking on-screen Va Va Voom

    Eight months into that giddily well-remunerated Sky Sports contract it is probably time, with all due fond expressions of respect and regret, to ask the obvious question. How has Thierry Henry, despite his obvious natural advantages of wit, charm, intelligence and supreme sporting pedigree, managed to transform himself into such a terribly unpopular – and indeed terrible – TV pundit? There are endless, ever-multiplying opportunities to be unhappy about football. Or – and this is the real growth area – to be unhappy about watching other people watch football, with punditry the high-spec modern day equivalent of being set in the village stocks.

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  • Bruce Jenner’s journey: From Olympic athlete to Reality TV star

    Bruce is a gold Olympic medal holder after winning the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal. After months of rumours, Bruce is about to sit down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview to reveal all.

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  • Mick Schumacher shows racing pedigree on Formula Four debut

    Mick Schumacher finished ninth on his Formula Four debut on Saturday as the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael showed racing ability runs in the family. The 16-year-old had qualified in 19th place on the grid for Van Amersfoort Racing in Oschersleben but enjoyed a good race and made up 10 places before the chequered flag to take two points. Competing in the inaugural round of the maiden ADAC Formula Four season, Schumacher was awarded the best rookie award for his display in the first of three races over the course of the season-opening weekend.

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  • U.S. cancer survival rates improving - Big News Network

    For men and women ages 50 to 64, who were diagnosed in 2005 to 2009 with a variety of cancer types, the risk of dying from those cancers within five years of diagnosis was 39 to 68 percent lower than it was for people of the same age diagnosed in 1990 to 1994, researchers found. Pretty much all populations improved their cancer survival over time, said Dr. Wei Zheng, the studys senior author from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. As reported in JAMA Oncology, he and his colleagues analyzed data from a national sample of more than 1 million people who were diagnosed with cancer of the colon or rectum, breast, prostate, lung, liver, pancreas or ovary between 1990 and 2010. Among people ages 50 to 64 diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer in 1990 to 1994, about 58 percent were alive five years later.

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  • Irish Navy to be deployed in Mediterranean

    Officers from the Irish Navy are set to be deployed in the Mediterranean on search and rescue missions. Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement as EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the humanitarian crisis in North Africa. This is a mounting humanitarian and political crisis," said the Taoiseach. q
  • Switzerland ranked happiest country in world

    A World Happiness Report has listed Switzerland as the happiest country in the world among 158 countries worldwide. The report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), contains analysis from leading experts in the fields of economics, neuroscience, national statistics, and describes how measurements of subjective well-being can be used to assess national progress effectively. The report identifies Switzerland as the happiest country in the world followed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway and Canada. q
  • Miriam Lord: Party time for older Soldiers of Destiny

    Micheál Martin absent as Mary Coughlan celebrates 50th with former colleagues

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  • James May is still in talks with BBC about Top Gear future - Big News Network

    James May’s agent has said the presenter is still talking to the BBC about the future of Top Gear despite earlier reports that he had ruled out a return to the show without Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson was suspended and then later axed from the show after he attacked producer Oisin Tymon, splitting his lip and verbally abusing him.

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  • Expert claims wreckage found in ocean might be of MH370

    An aviation technology expert has claimed that he has found remains of an aircraft in the ocean between Malaysia and India that may be of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 but said he needs 1.3 million pounds (about $1.9 million) to find it, media reported. Andre Milne, who is voluntarily investigating the plane that disappeared in March last year with 239 passengers on board enroute from Kuala Lumpur ro Beijing insisted that the remains found in the Bay of Bengal must be investigated, the Mirror reported Thursday. Milne, who works in military aviation technology, said he hoped to crowd-fund a project with supporters pledging 6.70 pounds each. Malaysia officially declared the disappearance of Flight MH370 an accident and said that all 239 passengers and crew on board were presumed dead. q
  • Who might the royal baby share a birthday with?

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby missed out on sharing his or her birthday with great-granny the Queen on Tuesday, but tomorrow is also an important date – especially for Kate. If the royal bundle of joy makes an appearance tomorrow, the new prince or princess will share a birthday with Kate’s late grandfather – her mum Carole Middleton’s dad Ronald Goldsmith. Will the royal baby share a birthday with Carole’s late dad? Ronald was born on April 25 1931 and died aged 72 in 2003 – after William and Kate had met, but eight years before they wed.

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  • United bid to nail David De Gea

    Louis van Gaal says Manchester United have offered David de Gea “a lot of money” in a bid to keep the goalkeeper at Old Trafford. De Gea is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year award following a string of fine performances for United. Real Madrid’s interest in De Gea has strengthened because of those displays and a transfer to the European champions would have its merits for the player, particularly when his girlfriend Edurne Garcia resides in the Spanish capital. In January Van Gaal said he expected the 24-year-old to extend his current deal, which expires at the end of next season, but three months on, there are no signs of progress.

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  • Frontline Ukraine, by Richard Sakwa: Portrait of crisis does not demonise Putin

    When the first World War broke out Pope Benedict XV declared it the suicide of Europe. At the heart of this rebirth was the European Union and its project both to unify and to pacify Europe. In this powerful account of the Ukraine crisis Richard Sakwa argues the EU has abandoned that peace project and allowed itself to become an auxiliary of Nato’s expansion into central and eastern Europe.

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  • Aviation expert claims has spotted MH370 wreck between India and Malaysia in Bay of Bengal

    An aviation technology expert has reportedly claimed that he has spotted the remains of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 but needs 1.3 million pounds to find it. Andre Milne, who has been investigating the case independently since the flight disappeared in March last year, has said that he located the wreckage in the ocean between Malaysia and India, reported The Mirror.

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  • Q&A: What do I need to know about Siteserv and IBRC?

    Background to the sale of the indebted firm to Denis O’Brien – and what happens next

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  • Simon Cowell resists dog hypnosis in Britain's Got Talent 2015

    Viewers will see dog lover Simon Cowell appear to resist the charms of a hypnotic hound in tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent. Simon, who is regularly photographed with his dogs Squiddly and Diddly, got on stage after Krystyna Lennon and her dog Princess had performed their act on members of the audience and presenting duo Ant and Dec. Other acts on the show include singer Paul Manners who proudly boasted of singing at Peter Andre’s brother’s wedding but then proceeded to forget the words to his own song Hold You (In My Arms). q