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Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

IRELAND

Leo Varadkar says the Dublin Bus strikes should be suspended while talks are underway.

The Social Protection Minister says the Live Register will fall below 300,000, in the next few months, for the first time since 2008.

Consumers are being warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide as a week of awareness about the highly poisonous gas begins in Ireland.

The average price of a three bed semi has risen to €200,000 for the first time since the property crash.

Students are planning a national protest calling for more funding for higher education.

WORLD 

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Britain must "play its part" in managing the Calais migrant crisis as France prepares to close down the Jungle camp, President Francois Hollande has said.

Police teams searching for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos say they are "optimistic" a new excavation will provide answers, a quarter of a century after the British boy was last seen alive.

Thai police are seeking to identify a dismembered body found in a freezer after they raided an apartment and arrested two Americans and a Briton suspected of trafficking in forged passports.

SPORT

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has insisted that there is no chance of a replay of yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final – and says it's “rich” of Dublin to speak about the absence of HawkEye when he knew that the score technology system was not in operation.

Tyson Fury's trainer has confirmed the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is "seeking help" for issues arising over what he believes to be a "witch-hunt" against the boxer.

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Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has died aged 87 of complications from heart problems. He ranks among the most important figures in golf history, and his fame went well beyond his seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour wins. Simon Holmes looks back at the incredible career and iconic golf swing of the the first superstar of golf that truly transcended the sport.

BUSINESS

Ireland's 12.5% corporate tax rate will remain in place, despite recent controversies surrounding so-called tax breaks for US computer giant Apple, Finance Minister, Michael Noonan has said.

A new €68m medical device research centre will be officially launched at NUI Galway today.

LIFESTYLE

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Humanity has a disastrous record when it comes to taking care of our fellow man and the planet, [url=http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/film-maker-john-boorman-is-going-in-a-different-direction-with-his-debut-novel-422758.html?utm_source=LunchBriefing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Lunch%20Briefing]but there is a kind of redemption in nature[]/url], film-maker John Boorman tells Rita de Brún

ANALYSIS

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Set against an entertainment-driven campaign, tonight’s US presidential debate offers a critical opportunity to ask some hard-hitting questions, writes Kathryn Cramer Brownell. 

VIDEO

Charities were the big winners as thousands of women raised tens of thousands of euro by taking part yesterday in the annual Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon through Cork City.

VIRAL

Kate McWilliams gets quizzed by cabin crew and passengers almost every day about her age. At 26 years old, the British woman is believed to have become the world’s youngest ever commercial airline captain, easyJet said.

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You know those Monday mornings where nothing goes right? Yeah, this woman clearly wasn’t having one of those days.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Watch Dogs 2 is coming soon and it has an interesting challenge ahead.

MOVIES/TV: Because the world is a bit of a crazy place, the director of What We Do in the Shadows is also now making the third Thor movie on a massive budget.

TECH: There's a basketball court in Japan which is entirely rigged with LEDs on its surface,  turning every moment into an utterly insane light show. Oh and it also has flamethrowers, because of course it does!

SHOWBIZ

Matthew McConaughey is planning to send his children to the Gaeltacht. The American actor is proud of his Irish heritage and is determined that his three children – Levi, eight, Vida, six, and Livingston, three – retain a connection to Ireland through its language.

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Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal with the BBC to host Top Gear when it returns in 2017.

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The family of a man who died suddenly in Australia has praised the work of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and the Claddagh Association.


Lifestyle

These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

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