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SRILANKA Mudslide

Sri Lankan boys climb up a slope of mud and sludge caused by a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. . (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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TODAY'S SPORT

FAI made mistakes, concedes Delaney

John Delaney has admitted the FAI made mistakes in their distribution of tickets to Irish supporters for the game against Scotland in Glasgow on November 14 and says that measures will be taken to try and ensure loyal followers of the national team don’t miss out on away games in the future.

TODAY'S COLUMNIST

Centrist politics must challenge the threats from both extremes

EARLIER this week the all-powerful, life-giving or life-denying European Central Bank published the results of its stress tests on 130 of Europe’s banks. Only 25 failed and just one — and what a welcome “just” that is — is Irish.

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SHOWBIZ - BREAKING NEWS

Bieber 'depressed' over split with Selena

Justin Bieber is reportedly "depressed" over his recent split from Selena Gomez.

Features

Phobias and fears can be passed onBy Rita de Brun

Fashion & Beauty

Beauty: holding back the yearsBy Katie Wright

Food & Drink

Ballymaloe Halloween BarmbrackBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Pressure on teen girls to be sexually active is intrusive, unfair and damagingBy Suzanne Harrington

Home & Interiors

Everything you need to know about access and security around the homeBy Kya deLongchamps

Travel

Canet-en-Rousillon is a charming old town with the Pyrenees on its doorstepBy Conor Power

Arts, Books, Films & TV

New book reveals John Lydon is Rotten at the coreBy Ed Power

Outdoors

Acers are autumn aces in any gardenBy Peter Dowdall