Star Wars actor Mark Hamill awarded 2019 Comic-Con icon award

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill awarded 2019 Comic-Con icon award

The fantasy prequel will stream on Netflix in August.

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Henry Cavill beat more than 200 actors for lead role in The Witcher

Henry Cavill beat more than 200 actors for lead role in The Witcher

The British actor stars as Geralt Of Rivia in Netflix’s fantasy series.

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Avengers: Endgame directors give details of upcoming projects

Avengers: Endgame directors give details of upcoming projects

Tom Holland will star as a drug-addicted war veteran in drama Cherry.

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Bryan Cranston teases Aaron Paul on Instagram as two confirm promotional event

Bryan Cranston teases Aaron Paul on Instagram as two confirm promotional event

Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have confirmed a collaborative mezcal brand called Dos Hombres.

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Fans react as Beyonce releases new album featuring daughter Blue Ivy Carter

Fans react as Beyonce releases new album featuring daughter Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce released The Lion King: The Gift, an album accompanying the reboot of the 1994 Disney animation, on Friday.

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Cloudy with rain

Ulster today: It looks set to be very unsettled with overcast skies and outbreaks of rain for much of the day. A risk of some thunderstorms in the afternoon. There will be a moderate westerly breeze. Near normal temperatures. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F).

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Cloudy with rain

Connacht today: It is going to be unsettled and wet for much of the day with showers or more persistent rain, mostly light in the morning but heavier with a risk of some thunderstorms later. A light to moderate south-westerly wind. Temperatures close to the July average. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F).

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Cloudy with showers

Munster today: It is going to be a very unsettled day with overcast skies and outbreaks of rain. A transition to some heavy showers and thunderstorms seems likely during the afternoon. There will be a brisk south-westerly wind. Temperatures a little under the seasonal norm. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F).

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Cloudy with showers

Leinster today: An increasingly windy day. Rain first thing. It will then be very unsettled and thundery throughout the day with frequent heavy showers or more persistent rain. Staying thundery through the evening. Moderate south-westerly winds. Humid. Near normal temperatures. Max temp 19-22C (66-72F).

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Cloudy with rain

Ireland today: It will be grey and overcast with outbreaks of rain for all areas during the morning, some of which will be heavy and locally thundery. It will become bright in places in the afternoon and evening but there will also be frequent heavy showers, with thunderstorms in places. Moderate south-westerly winds. Max temp 19-22C (66-72F).

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The biggest announcements from day one of Comic-Con

The biggest announcements from day one of Comic-Con

Fans packed inside the San Diego Convention Centre as Comic-Con got under way.

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His Dark Materials perfect for TV adaptation, star Ruth Wilson says

His Dark Materials perfect for TV adaptation, star Ruth Wilson says

One of Sir Philip Pullman’s novels was previously the subject of a critically panned film version.

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His Dark Materials is not an attack on the church, executive producer says

His Dark Materials is not an attack on the church, executive producer says

Sir Philip Pullman’s series of novels are being adapted for TV.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda: It was easy to say yes to His Dark Materials TV adaptation

Lin-Manuel Miranda: It was easy to say yes to His Dark Materials TV adaptation

The actor appeared with his co-stars at a panel at Comic-Con.

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Fans baffled by ‘creepy’ Cats trailer

Fans baffled by ‘creepy’ Cats trailer

The first footage of the star-studded film has arrived, unveiling its combination of live-action and CGI.

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Unreleased Freddie Mercury recording going on sale

Unreleased Freddie Mercury recording going on sale

The singer worked with Dave Clark on the track.

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Cigarette butts hamper plant growth, study suggests

Cigarette butts hamper plant growth, study suggests

The presence of cigarette butts in the soil reduces the germination success and shoot length of grass and clover, researchers say.

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Britons share touching memories of Apollo 11 moon landing

Britons share touching memories of Apollo 11 moon landing

Hundreds of people have submitted newspaper cuttings, photos and personal stories of how Apollo 11 impacted on their lives 50 years ago.

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Majority believe Scots would understand variable deposit return scheme – survey

Majority believe Scots would understand variable deposit return scheme – survey

In May, Scotland became the first part of the UK to announce plans to bring in a deposit return scheme in a bid to boost recycling.

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Diabetes increases risk of heart failure more in women than men – study

Diabetes increases risk of heart failure more in women than men – study

Type 1 diabetes is associated with a 47% excess risk of heart failure in women compared to men.

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Branson ‘ready to head into space’ after few more Virgin Galactic tests

Branson ‘ready to head into space’ after few more Virgin Galactic tests

The British billionaire celebrated his 69th birthday at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre.

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Superfans show off their costumes at Comic-Con

Superfans show off their costumes at Comic-Con

The pop culture convention is running until Sunday.

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Tom Cruise debuts first Top Gun: Maverick trailer

Tom Cruise debuts first Top Gun: Maverick trailer

Cruise unveiled the footage at San Diego Comic Con.

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Mark Wahlberg posts ‘throwback’ video of himself and teenage Leonardo DiCaprio

Mark Wahlberg posts ‘throwback’ video of himself and teenage Leonardo DiCaprio

The video shows the pair on the set of The Basketball Diaries, which was released in 1995.

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Brad Pitt flees a planet in chaos in the second trailer for Ad Astra

Brad Pitt flees a planet in chaos in the second trailer for Ad Astra

Donald Sutherland’s character offers a stark warning in the two-minute teaser.

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Low doses of radiation promote cancer prone cells, study suggests

Low doses of radiation promote cancer prone cells, study suggests

Researchers say they have uncovered another potential cancer risk as a result of radiation that needs to be recognised.

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Win a break away at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

We have teamed up with the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown to offer you the chance to win a two-night break for two. Their relaxed and friendly hotel offers everything from convenient location, luxurious and spacious bedrooms, gourmet dining, free high speed Wi-Fi, ample parking and access to their fitness suite.

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Six things to know about Cats ahead of Friday’s trailer release

Six things to know about Cats ahead of Friday’s trailer release

The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, directed by Tom Hooper, is set to hit cinemas in December.

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Live animal testing at lowest level since 2007

Researchers carried out 3.52 million procedures on living animals in England, Scotland and Wales last year.

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Robin Williams went out and performed even while struggling, says son

Robin Williams went out and performed even while struggling, says son

The Oscar-winning actor died in 2014 at the age of 63.

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India reschedules launch of moon mission for Monday

The mission was called off less than an hour before lift-off on Monday 15.

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James McAvoy says filming horror sequel It Chapter Two gave him nightmares

James McAvoy says filming horror sequel It Chapter Two gave him nightmares

The Scottish actor is playing a grown-up member of The Losers Club in the horror sequel.

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Cloud with some sun and showers

Ulster today: It is going to be bright with periods of sunshine, but also showers, heavy during the afternoon. The showers will start to ease off by the end of the day. A moderate westerly wind. Temperatures close to the July average. Max temp 17-20C (63-68F).

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Cloud with some sun and showers

Connacht today: It is going to be wet in places with the chance of scattered showers for a time. Brighter during the afternoon with hazy sunshine. The odd shower through the evening. Gentle westerly winds. Temperatures near to the seasonal average. Max temp 17-20C (63-68F).

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Cloud with some sun and showers

Munster today: Following early drizzle, it will be generally bright with sunny periods, but there is the chance for some showers later. Moderate westerly winds. Temperatures a little below the seasonal average. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F).

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Cloud with some sun and showers

Leinster today: It looks set to be bright with sunny spells and scattered light showers. These will mostly fall during the afternoon. A possible isolated shower during the evening too. Gentle south-westerly winds. Temperatures close to the July average. Max temp 17-20C (63-68F)

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Cloud with some sun and showers

Ireland today: It will be mostly dry with sunny spells in the morning, although there will be a few light showers in Connacht and western Munster. It will be mostly cloudy in the afternoon and showers will become increasingly widespread, especially in the north, some of which could be heavy. Moderate winds. Max temp: 17-20C (63-68F)

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Universal Music Group asks court to dismiss lawsuit over 2008 fire

Universal Music Group asks court to dismiss lawsuit over 2008 fire

Artists including Sir Elton John and Aretha Franklin are said to have lost music in the blaze.

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Game Of Thrones creators drop out of Comic-Con panel, HBO says

Game Of Thrones creators drop out of Comic-Con panel, HBO says

David Benioff and DB Weiss had been scheduled to take part in an event in San Diego.

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Cult teen drama Gossip Girl is getting the reboot treatment

Cult teen drama Gossip Girl is getting the reboot treatment

The original series starred Blake Lively and Ed Westwick as privileged teens living in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Tyson Fury tried to talk brother Tommy out of appearing on Love Island

Tyson Fury tried to talk brother Tommy out of appearing on Love Island

He said he was worried it would distract him from his boxing career.

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Elon Musk hopes to put brain-reading implant in human by 2020

The entrepreneur’s Neuralink startup has already tested the technology on a monkey which was able to control a computer, Mr Musk revealed.

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Chimpanzees bond over watching movie together – study

The research suggests human social bonding may have deeper evolutionary roots than previously thought.

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Jennifer Lopez gives pole dancing lesson in first Hustlers trailer

The star offers Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu tips.

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Sacha Baron Cohen thanks Cheney and Palin after Emmy nods

Who Is America? received three nominations.

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Cloudy with rain

Ulster today: It is going to be very unsettled and wet with grey skies and frequent outbreaks of rain, often heavy but also rather showery at times. A cooler day with a moderate southerly breeze. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F)

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Cloud with some sun and showers

Connacht today: It will be wet with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, the rain heavy for a while during the morning. Lighter rain by the afternoon. A dry evening with spells of late sunshine. A cooler feel with a moderate southerly wind. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F).

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Cloudy with rain

Munster today: It looks set to be cloudy and wet with rain or drizzle, the rain heavy at first and lasting through much of the day. A dry end to the day with some late spells of sunshine. There will be a moderate south-westerly wind. Temperatures slightly below the July average. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F).

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Cloudy with rain

Leinster today: It is going to be overcast and wet with persistent heavy rain for much of the day. Staying wet through the evening too but the rain will ease. A cooler feel with a moderate south-westerly wind. Max temp 15-18C (59-64F).

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Cloudy with rain

Ireland today: A wet start to the day for all as a band of rain moves eastwards across the country. There will be some heavier bursts embedded within this rain as well. This will clear later to leave cloudy skies, but there will be some sunny spells in places later. Max temp: 15-18C (59-64F)

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Celebrities share results of their FaceApp challenges

The app turns selfies into predictions of what a user could look like as they age.

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Game Of Thrones and Marvel Studios the main attractions as Comic-Con returns

The annual pop culture convention takes place in San Diego.

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Harry Styles ‘in talks to play Prince Eric’ in live-action Little Mermaid

Singer Halle Bailey has already been cast as Ariel in Disney’s reimagining of the 1989 original.

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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland gets engaged to Wells Adams

The couple announced the news on social media.

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Walking 8,900 steps a day could protect against Alzheimer’s, study suggests

The study also indicates lowering risk factors such as smoking, high cholesterol, and obesity, may offer additional protection.

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Higher iron levels may boost heart health but also ‘increase stroke risk’

A study examining genetic data indicates that high iron levels are associated with a lower risk of high cholesterol.

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Menstrual cups safe and effective, scientific review suggests

Preliminary evidence on the cost and waste savings associated with using menstrual cups suggests that they could be beneficial.

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