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15 January 2018 07:30 At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days. A DOUBLE SUICIDE bombing killed 26 people in Baghdad on Monday, officials said, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days. Dr Abdel Ghani al-Saadi, health chief for east Baghdad, reported “26 dead and 90 wounded”. “Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayaran Square in central 5

15 December 2017 10:46 The film where Pierce Brosnan (almost) plays Gerry Adams is on Netflix now

That’s the weekend viewing sorted, so. THE FOREIGNER, THE film in which Pierce Brosnan plays Gerry Adams but doesn’t play Gerry Adams, has hit Netflix today. The film stars Jackie Chan as a father whose daughter is killed in a bomb claimed by a group called the Authentic IRA. Brosnan plays a former IRA member who is now an Irish “deputy minister 51

30 October 2017 22:12 St Vincent’s unconvincing but crowned kings of Dublin again

Diarmuid Connolly supreme in first half as Ballymun disappoint at Parnell Park St Vincent’s are Dublin champions again, getting it done any which way they can. They came through a tepid final in Parnell Park despite only playing in fits and starts and missing a hatful of chances to make it easier on themselves. By name alone, they will be heavy favourites 15

29 October 2017 09:05 23 dead as Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel

Troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning, having killed three attackers and captured two alive, said Captain Mohamed Hussein. Al-Shabab, Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, quickly claimed responsibility for Saturday's outrage, two weeks after more than 350 people were killed by a massive truck bomb in a busy Mogadishu 16

28 October 2017 16:42 At least 13 killed as suicide bombers and gunmen launch Somalia attack

Two more blasts were heard in the area, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from the scene, Captain Mohamed Hussein said security forces were battling extremists who were on the top floor of the Nasa-Hablod hotel, which is close to the presidential palace and is frequented by politicians and other 14

18 October 2017 00:00 Michelle O’Neill ‘was ready’ to make deal to restore Stormont Executive

Senior Sinn Féin party figures blocked leader from securing agreement, Government sources say The Government believes that Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, was ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to restore the Stormont Executive but was blocked by senior party figures. Informed sources have said the belief 7

17 October 2017 19:07 Clinton meets NI leaders in Belfast

Former US president Bill Clinton has met Northern Ireland's political leaders during a visit to Belfast. Mr Clinton had separate engagements with Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and the republican party's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill. The private discussions came as the two parties remain at loggerheads 10

17 October 2017 16:13 Bill Clinton predicts restoration of Stormonth after meeting leaders

Former US president held separate meetings with Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill in Belfast Former US president Bill Clinton, who held separate meetings on Tuesday afternoon in Belfast with DUP and Sinn Féin leaders, has predicted that Stormont will be restored. Directly after being honoured by Dublin City University for his contribution to peace and reconciliation 1

15 October 2017 19:24 Mogadishu truck bombing: 200 dead in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack

Three days of national mourning declared after ‘horrific’ attack that left another 100 injured More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo 2

03 October 2017 16:04 Las Vegas police look for motive in Mandalay Bay massacre

Donald Trump calls killer of at least 59 people sick and demented Police sought clues on Tuesday to explain why a retiree who enjoyed gambling but had no criminal record set up a vantage point in a high-rise Las Vegas hotel and poured gunfire on to a concert below, slaying dozens of people before killing himself. The Sunday-night shooting spree from a 32nd-floor 12