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LONDON STABBING

A 19-year-old man is  under guard in hospital  after a woman was killed and five people were injured in a London knife attack.

IRELAND

Gardaí in Kerry were  last night hunting  a third member of a gang after a post office was robbed at gunpoint, a Garda car repeatedly rammed, and detectives discharged warning shots.

The country’s main autism charity Irish Autism Action, once fronted by Boyzone star Keith Duffy, did not write a budget for 2016.  

The report into allegations of sex abuse against an intellectually disabled girl at a Waterford foster home  will now not be handed into Government  until the end of August.

Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae again challenged scientists yesterday  and blamed climate change on erupting volcanoes and comets.

Alarm bells are ringing for the economy after tax returns were €89m below target for July.   This may be the first indicator of the impact of Brexit.

The new owners of the country’s only oil refinery, Whitegate, Co Cork, have confirmed it is their “full intention”  to run the facility as an operating refinery over the long-term and maintain its entire workforce of close to 300 employees.

WORLD 

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Republican frustration with Donald Trump has mounted following a series of startling statements  from the nominee, including his refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election.

A family who scooped a €72.7m jackpot in EuroMillions only bought the ticket after their  mother rang from her holiday in Florida  to say she was feeling lucky.

SPORT

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Not being ‘bullied’ by KRC Genk in terms of influencing referees is a key priority for Cork City  head of tonight’s Europa League third qualifying round second-leg tie at Turner’s Cross (7.45pm), according to manager John Caulfield.

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan says previous clashes between his side and Kilkenny will have no bearing  on Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

BUSINESS

Tax receipts are up 8.5% in the year and the Government has €644m more in its coffers  than it expected, exchequer figures show.

Brexit is not being viewed as an immediate threat to Irish consumer confidence,  a survey has suggested.

LIFESTYLE

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Chinese martial arts expert Master Sang, a former classmate of actor Jet Li,  has come to these shores to teach his craft and have the odd cup of tea, writes Róisín Burke

ANALYSIS

The American military and industrial complex needs a new enemy to justify its massive budget and Vladimir Putin is the right person at the right time,  argues Peter Van Buren.

VIDEO

The TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus, took its first test ride Tuesday in the  northeastern city of Qinhuangdao   The Bizzare bus was first unveiled in Beijing’s 19th International High-Tech Expo and it's futuristic and innovative design caught many visitors attention.

VIRAL

Yesterday, Twitter account @theirishfor started a poll to decide once and for all the Irish word for ’spicebag’. And today the results are in

Instagram has caused a stir in the social media world by announcing it is rolling out a new feature called Stories – a feature that enables users to share the best parts of their day in one flurry of images and video.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Batman The Telltale Series has just debuted on a whole bunch of platforms, and it's looking like it's broken on some of them.

MOVIES/TV: It seems Jake Gyllenhaal has a thing for Ubisoft as he's working on another video game adaptation from the company.

TECH: Samsung has confirmed that there's no way to insert the new Galaxy Note 7 stylus incorrectly, unlike their last model.

SHOWBIZ

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Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he is undergoing  “intense therapy” for a “sex addiction”  that nearly resulted in the disintegration of his marriage to Sharon Osbourne.

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Lifestyle

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