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IRELAND

CAB probing drugs, prostitution, and burglaries in Cork

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is conducting 14 investigations in Cork city and county, targeting drug dealers, gangs of burglars, and those involved in organised prostitution.

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Prison term, €2k fine, if learners drive your car unaccompanied

Motorists who allow their vehicles to be used by unaccompanied learner drivers will be hit with €2,000 fines and could be jailed for up to six months under strict new laws agreed by Cabinet.

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Beef, dairy, food industries to take brunt of Brexit

Brexit will have negative consequences for Ireland in all scenarios, with the beef, dairy, and food processing industries the hardest hit.

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Denis Naughten fails to raise broadband plan review at Cabinet

Communications Minister Denis Naughten has risked provoking fresh rural anger days before the national framework plan launch after failing to discuss at Cabinet a Dáil decision to seek a review of the broadband plan.

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Shane Ross urged to go to Kerry and fix 'dangerous' roads

Transport Minister Shane Ross has been told to ignore the Government’s “all singing, all dancing” launch of the National Planning Framework and instead travel to Kerry to fix “dangerous” rural roads.

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WORLD

Porn actress 'free to discuss alleged Trump affair'

Porn star Stormy Daniels believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with US President Donald Trump, her manager has told The Associated Press.

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president 'with immediate effect'

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has said he will resign "with immediate effect".

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Frenchman admits killing girl, 9, who vanished from Alps wedding

A former military dog trainer has confessed to "unintentionally" killing a nine-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the Alps last year prompted nationwide concern and months of fruitless searching.

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Latest: 17 dead after Florida high school shooting; suspect 'expelled student'

$1 A gunman has opened fire at a Florida high school, killing 17 people.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65, a spokesman for his MDC party has said.

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SPORT

Darragh O'Donovan, Aaron Gillane to miss out for Limerick

Limerick’s Darragh O’Donovan and top scorer Aaron Gillane will miss the county’s crunch Division 1B fixture against Dublin on Saturday.

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DCU dispatch DIT to cruise into final

DCU were always in control of this all-Dublin clash between two colleges hoping to reach their first Fitzgibbon Cup final and they will now hope to bring the trophy back to the capital for the first time since 2001.

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Mauricio Pocchetino: We deserved a victory

Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side’s character after Tottenham overcame a nightmare start to draw 2-2 with Juventus in last night’s Champions League last-16 first leg tie in Turin.

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Cillian O'Sullivan says Páirc Tailteann redevelopment 'long overdue'

Meath footballer Cillian O’Sullivan has welcomed the green light to redevelop their Páirc Tailteann GAA base, describing it as “long overdue”.

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Jurgen Klopp: We can compete with the elite of Europe

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool can compete with Europe’s best even if no-one is giving his side much of a chance in the Champions League.

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BUSINESS

Strategy needed to protect jobs and living standards from Brexit threat: ICTU

The government has been called on to safeguard Irish jobs after Brexit.

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Ofcom set for UK High Court battle over Sky-Fox ruling

British regulator Ofcom is facing a High Court battle over its ruling that Sky would remain "fit and proper" to hold a UK broadcasting licence if snapped up by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

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Nigerian communities lose UK court fight over pollution claims against oil giant Shell

Oil giant Shell has defeated the latest legal bid by thousands of Nigerians to have their damages claims over pollution dealt with by the English courts.

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H&M warns over further drop in sales as it focuses online

High street fashion giant H&M has said it is braced for further sales falls across its stores in 2018, but hopes an online push and investment in new brands will deliver a "somewhat better result" than last year.

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Enterprise Ireland reveals most Irish start-ups are based outside Dublin

More than half of all Irish start-ups are based outside of Dublin.

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OPINION

Michael Clifford: A series of unfortunate events on the part of Tusla

If history is just one damn thing after another, then perhaps the alleged smearing of Sergeant Maurice McCabe was just one damn error after another, writes $1.

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Implications of drug resistance strategies must be considered

Any effort to restrict the consumption of antibiotics or regulate the food and drug industry will need complex ethical analysis, $1.

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What Donald Trump gets so wrong about Mexico

Mexico is a largely positive story — and arguably a major US policy win — but it is portrayed inaccurately as a disaster by a president who refuses to back down, writes Andrés Martinez.

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