Evening briefing: 9 injured in US campus shooting; police shoot one suspect. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today

OHIO SHOOTING

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a shooting incident at Ohio State University,  the fire department has said. Nine people are believed to have been injured, one of them critically, after a gunman or gunmen targeted one of the largest universities in the US.

IRELAND

Two senior Government ministers have clashed over the planned 2018 visit of the Pope to Ireland  due to the close proximity of the trip to a likely referendum on this country's abortion laws, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Political Correspondent.

There are calls for the company behind a Cystic Fibrosis drug to to put their patients before profits.  It emerged at the weekend that the HSE views the drug Orkambi, which is manufactured by Vertex, as "unjustifiably expensive".

A convicted rapist has been removed from court during his sentence hearing after he repeatedly interrupted proceedings,  tried to sack his barrister and called his victim, a grandmother in her fifties, a “filthy prostitute”.

A man has been arrested in Dublin after an attempted armed robbery atRush Post Office this morning.  Armed with what is believed to be a firearm and a hatchet, the would-be raider threatened staff and demanded money. He was wearing a balaclava.

WORLD 

Evening briefing: 9 injured in US campus shooting; police shoot one suspect. Catch up on all the headlines

A group of lawyers are seeking to launch a criminal case in Germany  against Syrian President Bashar Assad over alleged war crimes committed in the city of Aleppo.

A rare 17th-century map of the world found stuffed up a chimney in Scotland has been saved  following intricate conservation work. The antique produced by Dutch engraver Gerald Valck was found in 2007 during the renovation 

Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall has been elected the party's leader  in a contest to replace Nigel Farage.

A controversial tax on backpackers working in Australia has been signed off.  The country's government had wanted to bring in a 32.5% rate, but has now settled on a 15% levy on foreigners in Australia on working holidays.

SPORT

Evening briefing: 9 injured in US campus shooting; police shoot one suspect. Catch up on all the headlines

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a "fear for welfare incident"  at an address in Stevenage on Friday night.

Ex-footballer and manager of Republic of Ireland Steve Staunton filed for bankruptcy  in the UK in April of this year.

Former world number one Tiger Woods is "ready to go"  as he prepares for his return to competitive golf after almost 16 months out.

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) heads the Irish team entries  for the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy, on December 11.

OPINION

If you’re looking for its Achilles heel, you won’t find it in the labour wards or the neonatal unit. But are colossal gynaecology waiting lists threatening the reputation of Ireland’s newest maternity hospital? Health Correspondent Catherine Shanahan says consultants are at breaking point and women’s lives are being put at risk

BUSINESS

Tourism bosses expect the number of British visitors to fall in the wake of the Brexit vote, but they expect overall tourist numbers to continue to rise.

Investec Ireland has described 2016 as a "year of two halves" for the Irish economy.

LIFESTYLE

Evening briefing: 9 injured in US campus shooting; police shoot one suspect. Catch up on all the headlines
 

Before he succumbs to terminal cancer, Colin Butts wants to find the Irishwoman who gave him up for adoption, writes Arlene Harris

SHOWBIZ

Heidi Klum has revealed that despite her cover girl looks she has been accused of being “too curvy”  in the past.

VIRAL

Moroccan state television has apologised after featuring a segment that showed women how to conceal injuries caused by domestic abuse with make-up.

VIDEO - OUR CHOICE

A quality display by Kerry champions Kenmare meant this Munster club intermediate football final was as good as over at half-time in Mallow,  Co Cork, yesterday.

TECHNOW

GAMINGNo Man's Sky was certainly a unique adventure  when it arrived on the PS4 earlier in the year, but players quickly realised that although you had a whole universe to play around in there wasn't much to actually do.

MOVIES/TV: Rogue One A Star Wars Story is in cinemas in just two weeks or so,  which is incredibly exciting.

TECH: Huawei's mobile phone division recently became the biggest Android brand on the planet,  taking the space from Samsung. That's big news and the company has been making great strides in the mobile arena in recent years.

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SO Bus Éireann is going to run an ad campaign on the side of their buses for the pressure group Fathers 4 Justice, riffing on the Dog’s Trust slogan: “A father is for life, not just for conception.” Repeal the 8th has been rephrased by Fathers 4 Justice to ‘Change the 8th’, suggesting that a woman cannot terminate an unwanted pregnancy  without the consent of the man who made her pregnant.


Lifestyle

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