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El Chapo's US drug trial set for opening statements

Prosecutors and defence lawyers are set to deliver opening statements in the New York trial of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Twelve ...

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Clondalkin housing site shut over intimidation claims

Builders have stopped working on a new development of social houses in Clondalkin, Dublin, following reports of intimidation and anti-social behaviour.

It is understood contractors, Sisk, moved off the site in St Cuthberts Park after workers were subjected to threats and the site was ...

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'Incomparable' pink diamond could smash auction record

An exceptionally rare 19-carat pink diamond goes under the hammer in Geneva today, when it could fetch $50m (€44m), setting a new record for a stone of its kind.

The Pink Legacy used to belong to the Oppenheimer family, which for decades ran the De Beers diamond mining company, ...

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Death toll from California wildfires rises to 42

The number of people killed by a massive blaze in northern California has risen to 42, making it the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state.

Thousands of firefighters have spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra ...

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European rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs

European aerospace and defence firm ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management has said.

The company said it faced tough competition from US space companies whose business is "bolstered by a large volume of ...

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Danny Welbeck undergoes successful surgery

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has had two successful operations to repair his broken ankle, the Premier League club have announced.

Welbeck, 27, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering what the club described as a "significant" injury in last week's goalless ...

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Delany eager to bounce back from Australian defeat

Ireland Women's captain Laura Delany is keen for her side to take on the lessons of their ICC World T20 match against Australia and refocus on the next challenge against Pakistan in Guyana on Tuesday.

The squad were back at the National Stadium in Georgetown training this ...

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Qatar considering Iran offer to host World Cup teams: organiser

Qatar is considering an offer from Iran to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet.

Iran recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time.

"This is part of the operational plan, ...

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Jonny Evans still inspired by Roy Keane

Jonny Evans revealed he often still thinks of "big inspiration" Roy Keane when he is on the pitch ahead of Northern Ireland's meeting with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

The two teams face each other at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening, when the 30-year-old's ...

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Toner key to Ireland's hopes, says Lenihan

RTÉ rugby analyst Donal Lenihan believes that Devin Toner has to start for Ireland against New Zealand on Saturday, pointing to his experience and ability in the line-out.

Toner sat out last weekend’s 28-17 victory over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium at the weekend and his ...

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Violence erupts between Israeli forces and Palestinians

Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets and mortar bombs into southern Israel and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes.

The violence came a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in Gaza.

Three Palestinian gunmen were killed in the air attacks, their factions ...

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Seamus Coleman: My job is to stick up for my corner

Seamus Coleman said his "job is to look after my corner" as he reflected on his war of words with former Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews.

The Donegal man was unhappy with Andrews assessment of Ireland when he was working as a TV pundit. Andrews described the team as ...

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'Top class' Nevin reaches quarter-finals at Europeans

Michael Nevin turned on the style to advance to the quarter-finals of the European Union Elites in Spain after defeating Germany’s Stepan Nikitin.

The Portlaoise BC middleweight earned four 10-8 rounds en route to a unanimous decision over his German opponent in ...

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Two Australian WWI soldiers laid to rest in France

Two Australian soldiers, killed over 100 years ago during World War I, were finally laid to rest in northern France today as relatives stood by.

"He's not an unknown soldier anymore, we know where he is," said Robert MacBeth from Victoria state in Australia, speaking of ...

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McCourt hits back at claims he is looking to profit from Broadband Plan

The businessman leading the last consortium bidding for the National Broadband Plan, David McCourt, has hit back at media suggestions that he is just a visiting private equity investor looking to profit from the plan.

Addressing an audience at the Science Foundation Ireland Science Summit, ...

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Captain America star Chris Evans leads tributes to the late Stan Lee

Tributes have been pouring in for the late Marvel co-creator Stan Lee, with Captain America star Chris Evans saying he has left "an indelible mark" on so many lives.

Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday in Los Angeles.

"There will never be another Stan Lee," Evans ...

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Apple shares drop on iPhone suppliers' warnings

Apple shares fell to their lowest in more than three months today as three suppliers issued warnings on results that pointed to weakness in iPhone sales.

The Cupertino, California's signature product has become pricier with every new launch and analysts say that consumers, especially ...

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Declan Devine named Derry boss for second time

Declan Devine has been named Derry City boss for the second time, signing a two-year deal to replace Kenny Shiels. 

Kevin Deery and Marty McCann come in as part of his management team, with Paddy McCourt overseeing the club's Academy, a role he took up back in June.

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Crotty delighted to see 'awesome' Aki get Ireland chance

Bundee Aki has come on "in leaps and bounds" according to Ryan Crotty, with the two New Zealanders on course for a midfield showdown when Ireland host the All Blacks on Saturday.

Connach centre Aki moved from the Chiefs in 2014 and made his Ireland debut last season after ...

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Nurse pay demands would cost €300m extra per year - Dept

Conceding the pay demands of nursing unions would cost the exchequer around €300 million extra per year, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has confirmed.

The Department has also warned that if nurses and midwives proceed with their strike threat, members will lose out on ...

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Marvel legend Stan Lee dies, aged 95

Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, has died aged 95, his daughter has confirmed.

Lee is best known as the creator or co-creator of characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, Black Panther and Thor.

He is survived by his daughters ...

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