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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
  • Wet, cold, sunny... an Irish summer

    It’s official – this summer was a total washout thanks to largely wet and windy conditions putting a dampener on the country’s fine weather wishes. According to Met Éireann, which has just released reports on June, July and August, Cork had the wettest day of the season while Dublin had the sunniest, the hottest, and the coldest. The highest amount of rainfall this summer, 41.3mm, was recorded at Cork Airport on July 6 making it Cork’s wettest summer day in eight years. Dublin was the driest area in the country this summer, with 147.5mm of rainfall recorded at Casement Aerodrome in the south-west of Dublin, the area’s driest summer since 2006.

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  • Former Rangers bosses charged with criminal offences

    Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and ex-chief executive Charles Green have been charged with serious organised crime offences in relation to the acquisition of the club in 2012. The pair were met by chaotic scenes as a group of Rangers fans gathered to question and shout at the men as they left Glasgow Sheriff Court separately yesterday afternoon. Motherwell-born Mr Whyte (44), has been charged under Section 28 of the Criminal Justice Licensing Act 2010 which covers serious organised crime offences. The pair were joined in the court by David Whitehouse, who was the club's co-administrator in 2012.

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  • 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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  • Lewis Hamilton clarifies his relationship with Rihanna

    Lewis Hamilton has spoken out for the first time about rumours that he is dating Rihanna. The 30-year-old Formula 1 star was pictured dancing with the 27-year-old singer at the Crop Over festival in Barbados last month, sparking speculation they were an item. Lewis split from Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, 37, in February this year, after they dated on and off since 2007.

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  • If Kim and Kanye ruled the White House

    In Washington DC crowds have gathered on the Mall for the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States. The President elect’s plan to arrive by helicopter, bungee jump onto stage and rap the Oath of Office (he’s come up with a sick grime beat for the occasion) are unravelling. The head of the IMF has just scorched the Commander in Chief on Twitter (that’s Nicki Minaj for you) and, in a strop, he refuses to leave his dressing room. When the world’s most famous/controversial/lampooned rapper announced his intention to run for the White House at this week’s VMA awards, you could have heard the titters of derision from Pluto’s moons.

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  • European Tour offer Rory McIlroy ‘concession’

    The worth of World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is abundantly clear, with the European Tour now following the PGA Tour in showing the four-time Major winner the green light to contest the season-ending Final Four Series despite not being able to contest the mandatory number of events. Last week, the PGA Tour extended McIlroy a ‘concession’ to compete in the remaining three FedEx Cup Play-Off Series events given he will have only contested 13 of the 15 events required. Of course, McIlroy was out injured for some six weeks and missed the defence of his Open Championship and WGC — Bridgestone Invitational titles.

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  • Jack Reacher 2 coming in 2016

    Remember Jack Reacher - that random Tom Cruise starring action film which dropped in late 2012 and was pretty much instantly forgotten? It was actually a fun enough flick, letting Cruise work on a smaller scale with a character he's clearly passionate about who comes from Lee Child's series of novels. And that tenacity also means that the middling box office performance of the first film somehow isn't a stumbling block. Jack Reacher 2 is most definitely happening, with Paramount confirming an October 2016 release date. q
  • 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
  • Holland beaten as Iceland take step closer to qualification

    Controversial Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty secures shock 1-0 win in Amsterdam

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  • The Boat People | The Irish Times

    Where the migrants come from A ccording to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Syria is the homeland of by far the largest number of migrants seeking asylum in industrialised countries. Nearly half of Syria’s 23 million people have been displaced within Syria or fled the country, while the IOM gives the net migration rate for Libya as 7.7 per thousand in a population of 6.2 million. Libyans rank low on the asylum seekers table although Libya is the main transit country for African migration to Europe.

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  • X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

    X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has had enough. “The body shaming has to stop. Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently. Cheryl took to her Instagram page a few weeks ago, responding to a comment from someone calling her “a bag of bones”. q
  • Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Peter Andre is not scared of the ‘Curse of Strictly’

    Strictly Come Dancing contestant Peter Andre has dismissed any concerns about the “Curse of Strictly”, which has seen marriages and relationships ruined when celebrities fall for their professional dance partners. The “Curse” has supposedly blighted contestants’ relationships, with Countdown host Rachel Riley splitting from her husband to start a relationship with dance partner Pasha Kovalev; Susanna Reid separating from long-term partner Dominic Cotton weeks after finishing her stint on Strictly; and Joe Calzaghe confirming he was in a relationship with partner Kristina Rihanoff after splitting with his girlfriend.

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  • Arsenal’s failure to sign a new striker is looking even more bizarre now

    WHEN THE TRANSFER window closed on Tuesday evening, many were surprised at Arsenal’s failure to sign a new striker. While Karim Benzema’s potential move was laughed off by the player, they had been expected to add to their cavalry up front, after selling Lukas Podolski and allowing Yaya Sanogo leave on loan to Ajax. The news comes one year and a day since his €20m move fromm Manchester United to Arsenal, with the attacker sidelined with a knee injury since the end of April.

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  • Barack Obama secures vital vote to keep Iran nuclear deal

    US president Barack Obama has secured a landmark foreign policy victory amid opposition from Republicans and Israel. The win was achieved when Democratic senator Barbara Mikulski became the 34th vote to back the Iran nuclear deal. Leading that effort was Israel and its allies in the US, who failed to get traction after spending millions of dollars trying.

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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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  • Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Gibraltar?

    Darren Randolph: Shay Given and David Forde have shown what they can do for Ireland in recent months, yet neither have played in the Premier League this season, unlike West Ham’s Darren Randolph. Consequently, Gibraltar on Friday would appear to be the perfect opportunity to give Randolph some international experience while ensuring he won’t be tested too strenuously. Seamus Coleman: O’Neill may be tempted to save Coleman — one of his best players — for Monday’s more difficult clash with Georgia. Ciaran Clark: Unlike John O’Shea and Marc Wilson, Clark has started every Premier League game for his club this season, and so surely deserves a chance to impress for Ireland.

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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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  • Costa looks to repay Del Bosque faith with goals

    Spain striker Diego Costa has said that he has a debt to pay with the national football team. The Brazilian born striker was a controversial inclusion in the 2014 World Cup squad for Spain after struggling with injuries at the end of the previous season. Once in Brazil those injuries prevented him being at his best and Spain slumped out of the first round of the competition, reports Xinhua. Costa hardly contributed last season after joining Chelsea and suffering muscle problems during the campaign but Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has included him in the squad to face Slovenia in their 2016 European qualifying tie on Saturday. q
  • Bayern Munich's gesture to refugees is just the latest showing of German football's welcoming spirit

    Bayern Munich are being widely praised, and not for their free-flowing football on the pitch. FC Bayern plans to create a “youth camp” for refugees over the coming weeks, supplying German classes, meals and kit for the kids who will train with them. The club will also donate one million euro to support refugee projects. And Bayern’s next match after the international break will see the players enter the pitch hand-in-hand with a German child as well as a refugee child, to promote integration.

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