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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
  • Sutherland seeks response as images of drowned boy shock

    Peter Sutherland has called on Britain to take more people fleeing Syria after shocking pictures of a drowned refugee boy ratcheted up the pressure on Europe’s leaders to act. The UN special representative on international migration said while some countries were “massively bearing the burden” of the migrant crisis, the UK was among those that “can do more”. A spokesman for the UK government said pictures of the three-year-old child washed up on a Turkish beach were “clearly shocking”.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The day Ronaldo taught Brady lesson by skipping canteen queue

    When Gary Neville expressed admiration for Robbie Brady a few days ago it was in the context of him recalling that the Dubliner had not always seemed the most professional when he arrived at Old Trafford as a teenager. Brady remembers it slightly differently, with his younger self, he suggests, mainly guilty of being a star-struck when he found himself mixing with players he had watched on television in Ireland. There is, for instance, the story of Ronaldo cutting in ahead of the teenager in the queue for food one day in the club canteen.

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  • 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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  • Guess Kylie Jenner's latest hair colour (and it's not green this time)

    The reality star has spent months wearing wigs in preparation for dyeing her hair blonde. q
  • She hates them, so why is Katie Hopkins getting a tattoo live on her TV show?

    Controversial star Katie Hopkins will get a tattoo live on her TV show, If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World – despite having previously slated people with tattoos. But there’s a twist – and it comes with her choice of wording for the tattoo. Just one of the discussions on her TLC panel show, the subject is fiercely debated by celebrity guests Kerry Katona and Calum Best. Atomic Kitten singer Kerry insists the public should “think before you judge the ink”, which inspires Katie to get a tattoo and explore both sides of the argument. q
  • 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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  • Castlebar Court adjourned amid chaos

    This morning’s (Wednesday’s) sitting of Castlebar District Court was adjourned just before noon amid chaotic scenes as members of the Integrity Ireland group applied to place Judge Kevin Kilrane and prosecuting Superintendent Joe McKenna under citizens’ arrest. At 11.45am Judge Kilrane rose from his bench and adjourned the entire court list to September 15 while some people in the public gallery shouted at him to ‘get off the bench’. Integrity Ireland describe themselves as a group who encourage ‘openness, transparency and justice in the institutions of the Irish State’ and also as ‘serving as a support network for wronged citizens’. Two members of Integrity Ireland, Stephen Manning and Colm Granahan, were taking civil summonses against Garda Sergeant Peter Hanley and County Registrar Fintan Murphy arising from incidents at a sitting of the County Registrar’s Court in March of this year, relating to home repossessions.

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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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  • 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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  • Eircom can’t say when full service will be restored as thousands of people affected

    Eircom has said it cannot say when a major phones problem which has affected hundreds of thousands of people will be fixed. Eircom said they had not yet identified the cause of the intermittent problem and technicians were working to resolve it. Dublin Fire Brigade has tweeted to say it has been advised by Eircom that using landlines to contact emergency services may be difficult. Assistant chief fire officer with Dublin Fire Brigade Denis Keely said: “The first point of contact is from their mobile phone or from their housephone because it is an intermittent issue.

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  • Latest 'Nazi' reference from gaffe-prone Australian PM draws criticism

    Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year that gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott has riled Jewish Australians with Nazi analogies. Mr Abbott used an interview with Sydney Radio 2GB to “credit” Nazis with a sense of shame for atrocities they committed. “The Nazis did terrible evil, but they had a sufficient sense of shame to try to hide it,” he said. 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
  • Twilight star Kristen Stewart tops Glamour's 50 Best-Dressed Women list

    Twilight star Stewart is back in the top spot after being in third place last year. q
  • Eircom is down and nobody can contact Joe

    What? We can ring Joe either?! q
  • One of Irish football’s brightest prospects made his debut cross-channel last night

    IT HASN’T TAKEN long for Chris Forrester to get his football career in Britain started. Having signed for Peterborough from St�Patrick��s Athletic on Saturday, the Ireland U21 international went straight into the side for Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Millwall. Unfortunately for the 22-year-old, however, he was on the losing side, with an injury time goal from Dubliner�Shaun Williams giving the hosts a 1-0 win at the Den. Former Ireland U21 striker�Aiden O’Brien also featured in a tight contest.

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  • Brangelina are at the top of Glamour's Best Dressed Couples list

    A year after finally tying the knot, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have topped Glamour’s list of Best Dressed Couples. And although the Beckhams have been relegated to fourth position, they have now been recognised as the longest-serving members of the list, featuring in the top five for 10 of the past 11 years – and earning themselves a Lifetime Achievement Award from the magazine. Glamour’s 13th Annual 50 Best Dressed Women List appears in the October issue of Glamour magazine, on sale from Monday September 7. q
  • Nigeria's Military: Boko Haram Near Extinction - Irish Sun

    Nigeria's military said its forces Tuesday retook from Boko Haram the economic and strategic town of Gamboru Ngala on the border with Cameroon. Nigerian Army Spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman told VOA Tuesday the operation involved the air force and army. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who was inaugurated in May this year, recently gave the military three months to neutralize the Islamist insurgent group.

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