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IRELAND

A family say they are indebted to a good Samaritan, who helped to save eight-week-old Annabelle  from drowning in the River Liffey in Co. Kildare.

Cork city has the €13m highest rate of male self-harm  in the country and the second highest rate of self-harm when it comes to women, it has been revealed writes Kelly O'Brien.

The company that supplies oxygen tanks to the Health Service Executive is to undertake a  review of all canisters  in the 250 HSE-owned ambulances around the country.

Brendan Howlin has said he wants to at least double the number of Labour TDs  after the next election.

Health Minister Simon Harris has defended his decision  not to provide a budget for a major anti-obesity action plan.

WORLD

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US police say they are looking for a "person of interest"  after a naked Donald Trump statue was stolen in South Florida.

Dozens of bodies have been  pulled out of the water off  the Egyptian coast after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned when their overcrowded boat capsized.

SPORT

The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster have posthumously received the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.  Scrolls with the names of the victims were given to their families at the event in St George’s Hall.

Former Clare star Jamesie O’Connor believes Davy Fitzgerald’s resignation as manager was the right decision because his team had become “stale and predictable”.  Pundit O’Connor reckons his 1995 and 1997 All-Ireland winning colleague won’t be away from management for long but suggested Fitzgerald had come to the end of his natural cycle with Clare after five seasons.

BUSINESS

Twitter shares have soared over 18% on reports  that tech giants including Google are circling the social media site.

At least 150 London-based financial services firms have Dublin on their radar  should they look to move operations once Britain formally leaves the EU, according to a new survey.

LIFESTYLE

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It’s a quarter century since Nirvana released their seminal album.  Jonathan deBurca Butler looks back on a game-changer that’s still well worth a listen

ANALYSIS

After a week of horrific deaths in Syria, greater US military action may look like an obvious solution but it could only make matters worse,  says Peter Apps.

VIDEO

Limerick based photographer and videographer Pavol Hlavac has released his latest drone video  and it is simply breathtaking.

VIRAL

A six-year-old boy in America has written a powerful letter to President Obama  offering his home to a Syrian refugee.

Mammies are great. That’s not in dispute. But sometimes they take things a little too literally.  Niamh asked her mother to photocopy her passport and send it on to her. And this is what she ended up with.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Firewatch is good stuff, especially if you're a fan of a well told story,  gorgeous graphics and a rather languid pace - which I just so happen to be.

MOVIES/TV: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon seem like pretty busy people but somehow the pair has found time develop a sci-fi series   called Incorporated.

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

Chelsea Handler has branded Angelina Jolie as a “f***ing lunatic”,  after news broke that she’s filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

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