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07 December 2018 13:14 Teenager jailed for making hoax bomb threat to thousands of schools

A teenager inspired by the Columbine High School massacre has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare. George Duke-Cohan twice targeted schools in the UK and US with hoax messages that triggered evacuations, before phoning in a fake report of a hijacked aircraft while under investigation 1

24 November 2018 08:37 Iran’s Rouhani calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumour’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called Israel a “cancerous tumour” established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East. Iran’s leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Mr Rouhani, a relative moderate, rarely employs such rhetoric. Addressing the annual Islamic Unity Conference in the capital, Tehran 1

23 November 2018 09:54 Two-thirds of insurance claims withdrawn when followed up by gardaí

Two-thirds of people who were informed by Gardaí that their insurance claim was being investigated for being potentially fraudulent ended up withdrawing it. Insurance Ireland's fraud group flagged a number of cases that they thought might be fake with Gardaí. After officers called to the home of each claimant, the majority of claims were dropped

14 November 2018 11:02 Pope Francis denounces gossiping as he says tongues ‘kill like a knife’

Pope Francis has denounced gossip as a form of “terrorism” and is warning the faithful against telling lies. Francis explored the Catholic commandment against “bearing false witness” during his Wednesday general audience. He warned the faithful in a chilly St Peter’s Square that “We all live by communicating, and we are continuously on the edge between 3

19 October 2018 13:01 Ex-Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg lands top role with Facebook

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has landed a senior job with global social media giant Facebook. In a move that took the UK politics world by surprise, the 51-year-old will start work as vice president, global affairs and communications on Monday. It is understood that Mr Clegg, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat at last year’s election, will move permanently 9

12 October 2018 21:06 Actress Tilda Swinton admits playing 82-year-old man in new film

The oscar-winner used prosthetics and fake body parts to play Dr Josef Klemperer. BRITISH ACTRESS TILDA Swinton has admitted to playing an 82-year-old man after previously claiming the role was played by a first-time actor. Her new film, Suspiria, features an 82-year-old psychoanalyst Dr Josef Klemperer, a character both Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino 7

27 September 2018 19:49 DUP and Sinn Féin clash over reports no-deal Brexit could see electricity shortages in NI

The DUP and Sinn Féin have clashed over warnings that a no-deal Brexit could lead to electricity blackouts in Northern Ireland. A single electricity market operates across Northern Ireland and the Republic. Government officials have warned of risks of price increases and supply shortages, the BBC reported. Technical papers being drawn up by the UK include 4

25 September 2018 06:45 Winning bid for Conor McGregor tickets donated to homelessness charity declared a fake

Dublin homelessness charity, Inner City Helping Homeless, has revealed that the winning bid for tickets to Conor McGregor's UFC fight was a fake. McGregor donated two tickets to the UFC event in Las Vegas to Inner City Helping Homeless to auction off on Facebook. A winning bid of €1700 was accepted, but it was confirmed by the charity's CEO Anthony Flynn 8

20 September 2018 21:08 Watch Jimmy Bullard attempt to recreate Ronaldinho’s famous crossbar video

Anyone paying attention to the world of football in the mid-noughties would have probably seen Ronaldinho going viral on YouTube thanks to a Nike advert. The ad in question shows the former Brazil player juggling a football before repeatedly hammering it against the crossbar and controlling it again. Many have suggested the video – which was the first 26

30 August 2018 18:45 Complaint upheld after Santa no-show at Donegal nightclub's 'misleading' 99c drinks night

The complaint was lodged over a Facebook ad for a ‘Snow Rave’ in The Pulse Venue in Letterkenny. THE ADVERTISING STANDARDS Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has upheld a complaint made against a Donegal nightclub over a 99c pre-Christmas drinks promotion. The complaint was lodged over a Facebook ad for a ‘Snow Rave’ on December 6 last at the The Pulse Venue 2