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Boston’s Irish community rows in behind Katie’s Born to Run campaign

Katie O’Halloran never thought a conversation born in Connemara would bring her to Boston to meet with Mayor Marty Walsh on the eve of a symbolic marathon.

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Dilemma as car burst into flames in lion enclosure

A mother has described the “dilemma” she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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More bodies found as South Korea ferry disaster death toll hits 52

The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster rose past 50 yesterday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Journalists held for 10 months in Syria reunited with families

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria were reunited with family and colleagues yesterday in an emotional homecoming after 10 months in captivity during which they were chained together and held in dingy basements.

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Abdullah ahead in Afghan vote tally

New partial results in Afghanistan’s presidential election released yesterday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front- runner, though a runoff election looks likely.

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Search called off as Everest death toll reaches 13

Nepal yesterday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Marathon runner denies cheating allegations

UK: A man who ran the second half of the London Marathon in less than half the time it took him to complete the first has denied claims he cheated- This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Pope Francis: 'Put an end to all war and conflict'

Pope Francis denounces ‘immense waste’, calls for end to conflict

Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, denounced the “immense wastefulness” in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.

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