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MMA fighter suspected of double murder who escaped when prison van stopped at McDonald's is recaptured Cedric Marks (Bell County Sheriff’s Office via AP) An MMA fighter suspected over two murders who escaped from a prison van in Texas was recaptured less than a mile away still wearing his jail-issue orange jumpsuit, police have said. Cedric Marks escaped from the van on...
Seven dead in Paris apartment fire Dozens of other people have been injured, the fire service said. A fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris (Paris Fire Dept. via AP) Seven people have been killed and at least 28 injured in a fire in a residential building in Paris. Firefighters were still searching for other victims and working...
Letters to the Editor: 'Policy to have reserve doctors on call needs to take flight' Nurses and junior doctors share many of the same issues, particularly in relation to safe staffing. (stock photo) As a non-consultant hospital doctor working on an acute medicine service in one of Ireland’s largest hospitals, I salute the efforts of my nursing colleagues as they continue...

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Surge in tax revenues masks rise in spending    Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Picture: Frank McGrath The Exchequer surplus rose €114m in January from a year ago to €1.64bn thanks to yet another surge in tax revenues which once again masked a sharp rise in Government spending. Most of the improvement in revenues came from income taxes, which were €133m stronger than a...
Falling for Niagara: A winter road trip through New York State A winter road trip to Niagara Falls shows Thomas Breathnach a new side to America's honeymoon capital Natural spectacle: Niagara FallsDoubletree HiltonOn the road in New York StateNiagara Falls State ParkNiagara Falls. Photo: Canada Tourism Commission When's the best time to chase a wonder? On paper, the stats were against me. Every...
'We're looking to build an army of young people' Politically savvy US teenagers are determined to make climate change a political priority - and the young activists are getting organised, writes Siobhan Brett A new voice: Sunrise protesters inside the office of Nancy Pelosi call for Democrats to support the Green New Deal. Photo by Michael Brochstein Marlow Baines is 16 years...

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Australian banks could face prosecution after misconduct probe Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Banking Group and National Australian Bank could face potential charges. Josh Frydenberg speaks at a press conference in response to the releasing of the Banking Royal Commission findings (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP/PA) Three of Australia’s largest banks could face prosecution following a year-long investigation into misconduct recommended tougher oversight and...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
In Pictures: Colourful celebrations as Asia welcomes the year of the pig Tuesday marks Lunar New Year. Performers carry flags during a Qing Dynasty ceremony in Ditan Park in Beijing (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Countries across Asia have been celebrating the Lunar New Year in spectacular style. Dance performances, elaborate decorations, red lanterns and food marked the occasion as people welcomed the year of...
'Win or lose, it's going to be a bloody good match' - England rugby fans bring €15m boost to capital Hopefuls: English rugby fans including, far left, Suzanne Snaith and sister Pauline Robinson and pals from Yorkshire. Picture: Caroline Quinn Hopeful English rugby fans spilled on to the streets of the capital ahead of the crunch Six Nations match at the...

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