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IRELAND

Brazilian police have confiscated the passports of three more Irish Olympic officials and are pursuing three others, including FAI chief executive John Delaney and Pat Hickey’s successor Willie O’Brien.

There has been a huge reaction on both sides of the Irish Sea to an Irish woman and her friend’s decision to livetweet their weekend journey to the UK for an abortion.

The points needed for two-thirds of college courses are unchanged or down on last year as more than 52,000 people receive offers for third-level study this morning.

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A rural crime prevention campaign is being launched this morning. The initiative is supported by Crimestoppers, Gardaí and the Irish Farmers Association.

WORLD 

North Korea threatened nuclear attacks on Seoul and Washington as South Korea and the US began annual military drills on Monday.

Donald Trump’s campaign expenses more than doubled last month, even as the Republican presidential nominee held his payroll to about 70 employees, aired zero television advertisements, and undertook no significant operational buildout across the country.

A former aide to New York governor Andrew Cuomo was among five people who died when a driver lost control and struck two other vehicles on Long Island.

RIO OLYMPICS

LATEST: Gary O'Donovan carried the flag for Ireland at the Olympics closing ceremony last night at the carnival-themed closing ceremony that lasted three hours and featured the parade of athletes and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.

ANALYSIS: The Olympic Games has come to a close and it’s been two weeks sprinkled with jaw-dropping moments, writes Derval O'Rourke.

SPORT

Erratic. Irregular. Inconsistent. But enough about the winners. Mayo this morning find themselves having chugged their way to an All-Ireland final when they’ve reached their destination so many times before with a purr under their bonnet only to later require roadside assistance.

Meanwhile, Tipperary manager Liam Kearns feels Mayo will have to improve if they’re to end their long All-Ireland famine.

BUSINESS

Volkswagen will extend a production shutdown to factories making its best-selling Golf compact as an unprecedented dispute with a supplier halts delivery of the parts and sends both sides to court.

If you are a foreign investor or a non-resident Irish citizen, buying property here is a no-brainer.

LIFESTYLE

New comedy The Young Offenders gets its premiere this week, and those involved hope to do their home city proud, writes Esther McCarthy.

ANALYSIS

The fear of terrorists lurking in the community is leading politicians to back futile and perhaps illegal bans, such as that on the swimming costume, the ‘burkini’, writes John Lloyd

VIRAL

China has opened the world's longest and highest glass bridge.

If you had the chance to send a message to your future partner, what would you say? Some on Twitter are giving it a go, by posting warnings, instructions and messages of love using the hashtag #Dearfuturespouse.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The mind bending platformer Fez has been quiet for a long time but now it's got a new mode for speedy sorts to try out.

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

Baking provides ample possibilities for double entendre, and Great British Bake Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have been famously quick to come up with innuendos.

Several pills recovered at pop star Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs which contained the powerful opioid fentanyl, officials have said.

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Brazilian police have confiscated the passports of three more Irish Olympic officials and are pursuing three others, including FAI chief executive John Delaney and Pat Hickey’s successor Willie O’Brien.

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