MORNING BULLETIN: Points fall as over 52,000 college places offered; Police step up Spanish terror attack manhunt

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MORNING BULLETIN: Points fall as over 52,000 college places offered; Police step up Spanish terror attack manhunt

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IRELAND: The points needed to study most third-level degrees have fallen again, but it is unclear yet if Leaving Certificate grading and CAO reforms are the main reason.

IRELAND: Orla Tinsley, a campaigner for people with cystic fibrosis, thought her wait for a double lung transplant was over last weekend. But it was not to be.

IRELAND: Skibbereen is deemed to be one of the safest places in the world if a nuclear war breaks out.

WORLD: Police investigating the Spanish terror attacks are continuing to hunt for a key suspect amid reports he may have fled over the border into France.

WORLD: South Korean and US troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

ANALYSIS: The dimensions of Beijing and its minimalist architecture are alienating, and murals of China’s founding father, Mao Zedong, at odds with Prada stores, says Margaret Hickey.

SPORT: he reflex impulse immediately after the final whistle yesterday was to describe this game as a classic. I was more inclined to think of it as an epic, writes Colm Cooper

SPORT: Mayo’s decision to deploy Aidan O’Shea at full-back to man-mark Kieran Donaghy isn’t the first rabbit from the tactics hat that the westerners have employed 2017 – Lee Keegan, drawn All-Ireland quarter-final v Roscommon.

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VIRAL: Police in Arkansas have released a video of a forklift truck approaching a bank and ripping out its ATM machine.

SHOWBIZ: Scarlett Johansson has urged audiences to demand more women-led films to pressure Hollywood bosses into ending the gender gap.

FEATURES: Forty years after the launch of the Voyager probes, their mission is winding down - and with it, the careers of the aging engineers who steer them across the universe, writes Kim Tingley

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