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Robot Wars returns with satirical metal warrior, Donald Thump

The team have listed “a mild susceptibility to fake news” as one of the machine’s key weaknesses.

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This police force is explaining what is and isn’t a prank, because it's 2017

Hint: Don’t falsely report crime. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Quiz: Can you match the flag to the country?

Warning: This is quite difficult.

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Forget fields of wheat, Theresa May sitting alone at a table is the meme of the moment

“Hello darkness my old friend.” This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This iguana rescue is the craziest thing you’ll see today

This iguana has some swimming skills.

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This mother wanted to spell out ‘love’ for a family photo, but got an unwanted surprise

Warning – this article contains a rude word. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Fire service is shutting down people who question its #firefightingsexism campaign

London Fire Brigade is not putting up with people’s daft responses to its campaign. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Top fashion blogger Andy Torres has launched her own brand and it’s as stylish as you’d expect

Andy, of Style Scrapbook fame, has created a collection inspired by her personal style and travels.

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Genius! A secret hidden in KFC’s Twitter account is blowing people’s minds

The marketing genius who came up with the idea has been touted for a pay rise and even offered a job. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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If new baby's arrival has left Dad bad-tempered and stressed this could be why?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This teen got pulled over by police while wearing full Shrek makeup

A teenager was made up as ogre Shrek with a full green face when she was pulled over by police after a make-up class. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Countdown's 'gobshite' moment is growing in popularity

Countdown viewers were left tittering in front of their TVs when a swear word cropped up during the show. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Wrestler Brie Bella says WWE’s women can be an inspiration for girls everywhere

The women of WWE are breaking down barriers. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Video: Would you be able to eat ‘Europe’s biggest chicken nugget’ in under 10 minutes?

The nugget has been nicknamed “Nugzilla”.

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Watch Countdown go all Father Ted

Channel 4 viewers had a bit of a laugh today. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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You need to see this video of a man playing Toto’s Africa to his baby girl

One adorable baby and her very talented dad.

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‘Guys, it’s our turn’: Men pledge new behaviour in response to #MeToo

The hashtag #HowICanChange is being used by men to signal a change in behaviour. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Kildare pharmacy posts typically Irish closure sign during Ophelia

A customer notice from a rural pharmacy has become a social media sensation after the owners of the chemists placed a hilarious do not disturb type sign on the shop door during the worst of Hurricane Ophelia.

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Vegans are in uproar as nut milk brand Rude Health promotes dairy products

Many think the brand is alienating its core audience. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Topshop is dropping a Stranger Things collection just in time for the second series

The collection comes out tomorrow.

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The heartwarming tale of a CIA puppy deciding to live a simpler life

Rather than searching for explosives, this puppy will chase squirrels and rabbits. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Here are the best jokes about the ‘fake Melania Trump’ conspiracy theory

Some people think the First Lady has been replaced by a body double. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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It’s International Gin and Tonic Day! Here are the 5 key gin trends of the year to celebrate

Because a classic gin and tonic just won’t cut it any more.

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This wrestler gave a doll of herself to her baby daughter and it’s the cutest thing ever

Birdie Danielson has a rather famous mother. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This guy FaceTimed his kitchen so he could keep watch over his pan

He didn’t want the water to boil over while he was in another room. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Someone finally found this girl’s message in a bottle after 29 years at sea

Miranda Chavez was eight when she sent the letter.

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Louis Walsh narrates Christmas film … made for dogs

He’s gone from X Factor judge to doggy narrator…

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Pole dancing might soon be an Olympic sport: Here are 7 reasons why it’s a brilliant workout

We asked two pole fitness fans to tell us what they love about it.

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Ivanka Trump claims to have had a punk phase

The revelations are contained in a book written by her mother, Ivana Trump. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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10 exciting things to do in Singapore without breaking the budget

A new low-cost flight route makes Singapore an affordable city-state break. Nilima Marshall reveals how to see the sights and save pennies.

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Thinking of buying the Booker Prize winning novel? Read our review of ’Lincoln in the Bardo’

Earlier this year Sarah Gilmartin reviewed George Saunders Booker prize winning novel ’Lincoln in the Bardo’ for the Irish Examiner’s ’Weekend’ magazine. We thought it was a good time to republish it! This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Varicose veins: 6 things you need to know

Although rarely serious, varicose veins can be distressing and feel very uncomfortable. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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How to make Harry Potter’s treacle tart

Try this sticky sweet treat with ice cream.

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Suffer with winter blues or SAD? These simple steps could make a real difference

From treatment options to simple diet and lifestyle tweaks, Abi Jackson talks to leading experts about managing seasonal affective disorder. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 revealed

Powerful images prove there’s an even greater need to protect our planet.

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George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize for ‘extraordinary’ Lincoln In The Bardo

The 58-year-old writer said he felt “kind of numb” following the announcement. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five incredibly surprising stories of success

“Holy s*** that worked.”

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Today is UN’s #EndPoverty Day and one Irish economist is doing all he can to highlight the issue on twitter

Today is UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty and marks the 20 years of the first Irish national anti-poverty strategy. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This guy really didn’t want any fuss for his funeral

HIs death notice included a message directed at potential mourners. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Ask a counsellor: Should I put up with a man who is always late?

Columnist counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective on whether a woman should put with a man who regularly stands her up.

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Galway Teen Eimear O'Tuathail serenades Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen show

Lesson learned: If you don’t ask, you won’t get. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This controversial toastie hack will have you questioning everything

To mayo or not to mayo? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Booker Prize: Here’s a quick guide to the shortlist

The year’s best works of literary fiction will be celebrated tonight as the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017 is announced.

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5 steps to repointing your garden path and transforming your garden

Richard Burr reveals how in five simple steps.

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8 essential tips for any newbie skiers thinking of hitting the slopes this winter

If you’re planning a ski holiday, make sure you follow this advice…

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This fire service parodied Dirty Dancing and it’s actually quite funny

That’s how to test a smoke alarm. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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#Ophelia: Twitter is absolutely losing it over the colour of the sky in the UK

The colour of the sky even overshadowed a TV news interview – much to Twitter’s amusement. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Bill Clinton is currently walking through Dublin mid hurricane

There he is there outside Penneys on O’Connell Street. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Cameraman has lucky escape while filming trees fell by #Ophelia

Be careful out there, folks!

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The ‘first of all’ meme might be the sassiest of 2017

And there have been some sassy ones… This story is enriched with multi-media content

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A shop in Paris has been selling stuffed creatures for 186 years – and it’s really bizarre

A new coffee-table photo book explores the wonderful world of Deyrolle.

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16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

“Smells are particles of things on your nose.”

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Turns out, Ivanka Trump’s name isn’t actually ‘Ivanka’

She actually revealed her real name on Twitter back in 2010. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This four-year-old girl’s response to seeing a female referee for the first time will melt your heart

Clara’s touching remark shines a light on why representation matters in sport. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scientists say they’ve measured nostalgia for first time

Scientists say they’ve measured nostalgia for the first time by recording how the brain reacts to special places. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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These gorgeous temporary tattoos may be better than the real thing

Temporary tattoos are no longer the preserve of six-year-old children.

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Donald Trump said he met the president of the US Virgin Islands. Oh wait, that’s him

The US president predictably got roasted on Twitter. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The price of ski breaks is dropping: Here are the European resorts offering great value this winter

Traditional favourites are becoming more affordable, according to a new report published today.

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What women boycotting Twitter want to see when they get back on the platform

Journalist Heidi Moore led the boycott after Rose McGowan was temporarily blocked by the site. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Why the world will supposedly end on Sunday

A day of rest ruined, and for one David Meade, some considerable grief. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Why these women are refusing to join the Twitter boycott

Some argue that women should use Twitter to amplify their voice rather than be silenced. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Mother shops own child to police after seeing picture in Facebook appeal

Police said the mother “did the right thing”.

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5 things we bet you didn’t know about space travel, from Dara Ó Briain’s first children’s book

Comedian, TV presenter and stargazer Dara Ó Briain launches his first book with cosmic fun facts about space.

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