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ITALY EARTHQUAKE

The death toll from the earthquake that hit central Italy has risen to 247,  Italy's civil protection agency announced last night.

Rescue crews are facing a race against time to dig out survivors from an earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble.

IRELAND

The Government’s Olympics ticket touting scandal inquiry may be extended past its 12-week deadline  if the scale of information uncovered makes the current schedule unworkable.

Social media giants with European headquarters in Ireland are “consciously failing”  to combat the use of their sites to promote terrorism and killings, a British parliamentary report has found.

Two Olympic Council of Ireland officials are due to present themselves to a police station  in Rio to answer questions about the tickets controversy.

Passengers weren’t even aware there was an emergency on board the aircraft  at the centre of a full-scale alert at Cork Airport yesterday.

WORLD 

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US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held out the possibility of a softening of his hardline position on illegal immigration, a move that could help move him to the political centre but hurt him with his most ardent supporters.

Militants have attacked the American University of Afghanistan, killing at least one person  and wounding another 18, officials said, adding that security forces were still combing the campus in search of attackers.

SPORT

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Mick McCarthy, the manager who gave Robbie Keane his debut as a 17-year-old in 1998 has described the striker as “a street footballer who just loved playing”.   McCarthy, who was captured on camera looking on from the sideline in first disbelief and then delight as Keane scored a late equaliser against Germany at the 2002 World Cup, said yesterday: “He was a joy to manage. He is a terrific footballer and at the age of 18, he used to light up the place in training. Whether we played home or away, he still played with the same joy.

“I had always hoped this day would never come,” he said in his statement from Los Angeles yesterday.  “I will miss putting on the Ireland jersey and walking out to a sea of green but I am looking forward to the game against Oman and putting on the jersey and singing the national anthem one last time in front of the home crowd at the Aviva. It will be an emotional night for me but I will savour each and every last moment.”

BUSINESS

The new operator of the National Lottery made an operating profit of €7.4m  against the background of declining sales.

The UK could still end up staying in the EU if political events in Britain were to lead to a ew leader of the opposition Labour Party,  leading economist Jim Power has said.

LIFESTYLE

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Mother of seven Jen Hogan has to be savvy when it comes to back-to-school.  Here’s what she’s learnt...

ANALYSIS

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to autism as every child has a different constellation of disabilities,  writes Victora White

VIRAL

Two Cork sisters have appeared on TV in the UK today to discuss their journey from being brothers.

People around the world have been reacting to this photo of armed police in France making a woman remove her burkini on the beach in front of many onlookers.

A beloved golden retriever who sparked a national dog-hunt after she went missing three days ago is back in her family home.

VIDEO

After last weekend’s Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolves, a foolhardy soul decided to capitalise on everyone’s high spirits and attempt a crowdsurf.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The PES 2017 demo is now available to download on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

MOVIES/TV: Well you can't suggest that Voyage of Time: Life's Journey doesn't have big ideas. This documentary wants to show the birth of the universe, the arrival of man and what the future might hold, all in 90 minutes.

TECH: Twitter is trying to fight back against trolls and its latest update will help users limit what notifications they see.

SHOWBIZ

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James Nesbitt has said Helen Baxendale made “the right decision”  not to return for the new series of Cold Feet.

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