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New Zealand police expect tens of thousands of firearms in guns buy-back scheme New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Nick Perry/AP) New Zealand police expect tens of thousands of firearms to be surrendered in a guns buy-back scheme after parliament passed tough new firearm laws in the wake of the country's worst peacetime mass shooting. Lawmakers in New Zealand voted almost unanimously...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces up to five years in prison and extradition to the US after UK arrest Assange arrested in London Ecuador withdraws Assange's asylum WikiLeaks: Ecuador acting illegally US announces charges against Assange Faces up to five years in prison WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen after was arrested by British police outside Westminster Magistrates Court in...
To hell and back... Emotional scenes as 27,000 legends and fans unite to support Seán Cox Seán Cox looks on at the start of the match. Picture: PAJohn Aldridge, right, of Liverpool FC Legends and Niall Quinn It was an emotional match for Liverpool fan Seán Cox as he spent his first night in public since he was attacked cheering on...
‘Miracle cat’ Poppy survives 30-minute wash cycle Amazingly the six-month-old kitten suffered no lasting damage from her ordeal. A six-month-old kitten had a “miraculous” escape after surviving a wash cycle. Poppy’s owners, from Launceston in Australia, only discovered she was in the machine some 30 minutes into the cycle after searching the whole house when they realised nobody in the family knew...
ECB to keep interest rates at record low 'at least until end of year' Looking to rev up wider economy: Mario Draghi during a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photo: AFP/Getty Images The European Central Bank (ECB) said it will keep interest rates at their record low "at least through the end of 2019" at its...
New drama Years & Years reminds star of Black Mirror Rory Kinnear plays Stephen Lyons in the series penned by Russell T Davies. Rory Kinnear stars in Years and Years (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) A new series set to air on BBC One has parallels to Charlie Brooker’s popular dystopian drama Black Mirror, Rory Kinnear has said. The actor stars in Russell T Davies’s Years...
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp down worldwide Map showing Facebook outages worldwide (Photo: downdetector.co.uk) Facebook Inc's social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users on Sunday, downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed. Downdetector.com indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak, but that figure dropped to about...
Letters to the Editor: 'Brexit delay means our own farce will continue' Damage: Boys dig in the rubble of a bombed street in London during World War II. It must surely be a great relief for Fianna Fáil that the Brexit debacle will carry on until at least October. The relief I refer to has nothing to do with the Border or...
Frank Roche: 'Troubled Carlow Rising is facing its greatest challenge yet' Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien TEN-and-a-half months is a long time in politics ... ask Theresa May. In footballing terms, it must seem a lifetime ago for Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien as he contemplates a 20-week suspension. Back in late May, his players did the unthinkable: they toppled Kildare in a Leinster...
Young Fine Gael doubles down on meat statement Communications Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Frank McGrath Young Fine Gael have doubled down on their statement calling for An Taisce, the national trust, to 'revise' its climate action information pack to remove references to diet. In a statement on Tuesday it said that it shared concerns raised by the Irish Farmers' Association, which said...

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