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German police shoot knifeman who attacked far-right demo

German police said they shot and wounded a man armed with a knife who attacked a right-wing demonstration in the southwestern city of Mannheim. Social media footage showed a bearded man attacking people in the city’s central Marktplatz square with a knife. One person appears to be stabbed in the …

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Richards tells court of alleged assault on Keane

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards told a court in England that he “grappled” with a man who is accused of headbutting his punditry partner Roy Keane inside Arsenal’s football stadium. Scott Law, 43, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of common assault against Keane, relating to an incident …

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Sth Korea warns of more trash-filled balloons from North

More trash-filled balloons from North Korea are expected to litter the South from tomorrow, Seoul’s military has said, days after Pyongyang began its campaign to punish its neighbour. North Korea sent around 260 balloons carrying bags of trash – including waste batteries, cigarette butts and what appeared to be manure …

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Former judge jailed for four years for sexual assault

A former Circuit Court judge has been jailed for four years for sexually assaulting six boys and attempting to rape one of them. 59-year-old Gerard O’Brien was a secondary school teacher before becoming a solicitor and subsequently a judge. He was found guilty of one count of attempted rape and …

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150 million drinks containers returned under scheme

New figures from the operators of the Deposit Return Scheme indicate that 150 million drinks containers have been returned through a network of 2,300 Reverse Vending Machines around the country. According to Re-Turn, the company operating the scheme which came into effect on 1 February, return levels have being growing …

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RTÉ 2FM announces its summer schedule

Today marks a red letter day for RTÉ 2FM as both Doireann Garrihy and The 2 Johnnies say farewell to the station. Along with mid-morning host Jennifer Zamparelli also “hanging up her mic” on the 9am slot, since the announcements, speculation has been rife about possible moves to replace these …

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Former judge jailed for four years for sexual assault

A former Circuit Court judge has been jailed for four years for sexually assaulting six boys and attempting to rape one of them. 59-year-old Gerard O’Brien was a secondary school teacher before becoming a solicitor and subsequently a judge. He was found guilty of one count of attempted rape and …

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US boy clinches Spelling Bee tiebreaker with ‘abseil’

Mastering words such as “cricetine” and “indumentum”, 12-year-old Bruhat Soma clinched victory in the United States’ spelling bee. The student from St Petersburg, Florida, beamed as colourful confetti rained down after he won the tiebreaker. “Bruhat Soma from Florida cemented his win by correctly spelling his final word, ‘abseil’,” organiser …

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