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'She is not a danger to anyone, she made a mistake' - ISIS fighter husband of Shamima Begum speaks out Shamima Begum Shamima Begum's Dutch husband says he wants to return to the Netherlands with her and their newborn son. Islamic Sate fighter Yago Riedijk, 27, is being held in a Kurdish-run detention centre in northern Syria. His wife, who is 19 and...
John Daly: 'Still held in awe by Kelly's timeless tales'    Photo: PA I stayed up all night to watch the Oscars last week, a notion that proved as ambitious as it was foolhardy. Maybe it's the lack of characters like Jack Nicholson or prevalence of gushiness over eloquence in the speeches, but this so-called 'night of a thousand stars' is becoming...
Colm O'Rourke: 'I'm a school principal - but even I can't converse in Irish' A Russian lecturer appointed to promote the Irish language in Kerry faces an uphill task, writes Colm O'Rourke IT’S A TOUGH TASK: Russian gaeilgeoir Victor Bayda When I heard last week that a Russian, Victor Bayda, had been appointed as the Irish language planning officer by Udaras na...
Investors swoop on pre-Brexit bargain properties in London Reality check: Some real estate analysts believe the London property market has been experiencing a price bubble since the financial crisis The view south from Hill House, a 14-storey apartment block perched on a hill in North London, is about as spectacular as it gets in the sprawling British capital. Floor-to-ceiling windows on every...
More than 50 people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria Fire is seen from a pipeline explosion in Nembe, Nigeria (AP Photo) More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, local officials say. The Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, said that the blast caused a massive oil spillage in the...
Docking manoeuvre: Elon Musk's capsule reaches space station Success: The SpaceX Crew Dragon moves within 20 metres of the International Space Station to dock. Photo: AP A privately built capsule with just a test dummy aboard has docked smoothly with the International Space Station in a big step toward putting the US back in the business of launching astronauts. The Dragon capsule,...
Teenage girl killed in 'random' knife attack in park Jodie Chesney has been described as 'the nicest girl possible' A 17-year-old girl has become the latest murder victim in London after she was stabbed near a children’s playground in a park in an apparent random attack. The student, named locally as Jodie Chesney, was said to have been “just sitting” with friends...
ECB interest rate-setters seek to reassure markets Rates: European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS The European Central Bank (ECB) will hold an interest rate-setting meeting on Thursday when it will likely seek to reassure financial markets while not adding to panic setting in around Europe's sluggish economic performance. Germany, France and Italy are now all flatlining economically, creating concerns...
Editorial: 'More explanations needed over Facebook and Kenny' Photo: Stock 'There is no point in having an inside track unless you run on it." These words of a wise, battle-hardened but unnamed Irish politician belong to the last century. But they still have resonance about realpolitik and the way of the world. Thus Facebook, arguably the most powerful company in the modern...
Ben Stiller skewers former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in SNL sketch It also featured Bill Hader as Ohio representative Jim Jordan. Ben Stiller (Ian West/PA) Ben Stiller has reprised his role as Michael Cohen to skewer the congressional hearings of Donald Trump’s former lawyer on Saturday Night Live. The actor appeared in prosthetics in the opening sketch of the show, which featured Bill...

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