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Today’s News

Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to at least 247

The death toll in the devastating quake has almost doubled overnight.

Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy

The war in Syria, for instance, has erased 6 years from average life expectancy.

Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it?

There has been little or no mention of the effect microbeads have in Ireland – this call from British MPs might change that.

Famous artist who was sued for claiming a painting wasn't his wins court case

The world-famous artist Peter Doig said he did not create the desert landscape painting.

Yesterday’s News

Death toll rises to at least 159 as Italy counts cost of massive earthquake

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan urged anyone with concerns of Irish casualties to contact his department.

Man reported missing in Louth has been found safe and well

Austin Speight was last seen driving his white Chrysler Voyager.

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

From The42 Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy 'glad to be proven wrong' about golf at the Olympics

McIlroy rejected the chance to represent Ireland in Rio over health concerns related to the Zika virus.

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Man to face court after submachine gun found in Castleknock

He was charged this evening and will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning.

Pennsylvanian teen charged with murdering grandmother after argument over school

Police say Reeser told them he shot her because he didn’t want to go to an unspecified school meeting.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The Moran inquiry into Olympic ticketing, Keane hangs up his boots, and Italy mourns its dead – it’s your Evening Fix.

OCI has appointed a security firm to secure, copy and seal all its data for the Government's inquiry

Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the London (2012) and Sochi (2014) Games, as well as Rio 2016.

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe recently made some alarming claims on this issue. FactCheck puts them under scrutiny.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Robbie Keane calls time on Ireland career and all of today's sport Wednesday

Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website

Leslie Jones was the target of abuse on Twitter last month.

Scientists have found a new planet that bears an uncanny resemblance to Earth

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a temperate zone compatible with the presence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life.

Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick

The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.

Two-year-old girl who was swept into sea with father at Newquay has died

Lisinda Bruynius has paid tribute to her daughter and husband, who died last Friday.

Two children have died and 60 ancient temples have been damaged in a massive earthquake in Myanmar

Heavy damage was reported in Bagan, Myanmar’s most famous archaeological site and a major tourist destination some 30km north of the quake’s epicentre.

"We are stuck inside and very afraid": Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

Many other trapped students were tweeting desperate messages for help.

"Of course I'm going to save my brother's life" - Irish comedian on donating his kidney

“My brother rang me and said ‘Jar would you come over and test to see if you’re a match?’”

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The end of an era! Robbie Keane announces retirement from international football

The striker will play his final game in green against Oman next week.

Some iPhone 6 screens have been made useless because of 'touch disease'

The hardware problem is preventing some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ screen from working properly.

Conjoined twins born in the midst of battle in Syria have died while awaiting permission to travel

Nawras and Moaz were joined at the chest, with hearts sharing the same sac.

From The42 Keane, O'Dowda and Pearce included as O'Neill names squad for Oman and Serbia games World View

Keane, O'Dowda and Pearce included as O'Neill names squad for Oman and Serbia games

Seamus Coleman and John O’Shea have also been named despite their injury concerns.

UCD is planning to spend €300 million building 3,000 more student residences

The university has just opened a new accommodation block housing 354 residences.

From The Daily Edge Sydney Rose is 'disappointed' and 'confused' after festival chair Mary Kennedy condemned abortion comments Rose Of Tralee

Sydney Rose is 'disappointed' and 'confused' after festival chair Mary Kennedy condemned abortion comments

“The festival has been out there for years trying to dispel this ‘lovely girl competition’ image…”

Member of British military (30) arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

Police said there is “no intelligence to suggest an immediate threat” to communities.

Man's body found in search for man off Wexford coast

The Courtown search began yesterday morning.

Talks on restoring pay allowances for teachers to conclude next month

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) had threatened industrial action over pay allowances

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

Probe into Ashley Madison hack finds site's security had 'serious shortcomings'

The report found that the site had also faked a security trustmark, misleading users into thinking it met high security standards.

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station Friends In High Places This post contains videos

Bono wanted the Clintons to help him call the International Space Station

In fairness to him, he got his wish in the end.

British backpacker (21) stabbed to death in Australia

The woman was killed in an attack that also left a British man critically injured.

From The42 Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare Suftum

Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare

The wing hopes to play in the early weeks of the new season, but Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss must deal with an injury crisis in the front row.

Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria

Turkish tank units have crossed the Syrian border to clear the so-called Islamic State militant group from the Syrian border town of Jarabulus

Emergency landing at Cork Airport after plane reports smoke in the cockpit

The Aer Lingus flight landed just after 10am.

Poll: Should Irish colleges ban spirits at student parties? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish colleges ban spirits at student parties?

Stanford University has prohibited high alcohol volume spirits over 20% for undergraduates on campus.

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