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IRELAND

Man to stand trial as 10-month boy ‘lucky to be alive’ after ‘crude circumcision’

A 54-year-old man is to stand trial after a 10-month old baby boy was left lucky to be alive from a “crude circumcision” carried out in the midlands three years ago.

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Former Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos wins Tipperary Peace Award

The former president of Colombia who brokered a peace deal which ended 50 years of guerrilla warfare has said that the peace process in Northern Ireland played a "key role" in inspiring the peace effort in that country.

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Chinese man living here for 18 years challenges driving-licences policy

A High Court challenge has been brought against a policy which prevents undocumented persons from applying for or having a driving licence renewed.

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Children in Cork residential care centre pepper-sprayed during call out by gardaí, report finds

Children's rights groups have expressed concern over the finding in an inspection report that children in a residential special care centre were pepper-sprayed and handcuffed when gardai responded to staff calls for assistance.

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PSNI find weapons haul on top of hot boiler which caught fire in Belfast

A dissident republican weapons haul has been discovered in a residential boiler house that caught fire in Belfast, police have said.

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WORLD

Theresa May names new cabinet ministers following resignations

Amber Rudd made a dramatic return to Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister sought to bolster her position following the backlash to her Brexit deal.

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Google Doodle marks 44 years since scientists sent Arecibo Message

The message intended for life beyond Earth was transmitted on this day in 1974.

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London's Hyde Park evacuated after reports of unexploded Second World War bomb

The discovery of a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb has led to the closure of parts of Hyde Park in London.

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Judge orders White House to return CNN reporter's pass

A federal judge in Washington has ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

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Labour could work with rebel Tories to block no-deal Brexit, says Starmer

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says a ‘unity platform’ is emerging at Westminster to protect jobs and the economy.

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BUSINESS

Varadkar launches programme preparing students for the digital workplace

A new pilot programme has been launched to boost students' opportunities for getting a job in the digital economy.

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Ex-Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher loses appeal over judge's order

Former Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher has lost his appeal over a judge's refusal to order Nama to comply with an order for discovery of documents for his defence of its action seeking a €46m judgment against him over loan guarantees.

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Employee focus on ethical issues keeps companies on the righteous path

This year, a further seven companies were recertified to the standard: Boots Retail, CRH, Deloitte, ESB, Gas Networks Ireland, Intel and KBC Bank Ireland.

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Improvement of construction sector sees increased turnover of €465m for BAM Ireland

BAM Ireland, one of the country’s largest construction businesses, had a year of strong revenue growth in 2017 with a turnover of €465m (an increase of 29% on 2016) and profit before tax of €15.9m.

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Pound steadies after biggest sell-off since 2016

Sterling rose against the US dollar and euro, but FTSE 100 financial stocks remained under pressure.

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OPINION

New findings add twist to screen time limit debate

If screens are kept at an arm’s length, measures of well-being tend to improve.

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‘I supply more drugs than anybody else’ - El Chapo’ Guzman’s own words come back to haunt him

Ultimately, it may be Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s own words that come back to haunt him as he stands trial in the US accused of drug trafficking, write $1

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Meat consumption contributes to the murder of our planet

In a world where heatwaves will be longer, hotter, drier, and more frequent, now is the right time to start a serious conversation about animal agriculture, writes $1

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