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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 26 July, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the escalating situation in Gaza, a one-day train strike, a manhole explosion in Dublin… and the hottest day this year.

Gaza: Israel and Hamas ‘agree 12-hour ceasefire’

The US and UN are pushing for a seven-day halt in the violence, which has now killed more than 850 people.

Baby delivered from dead mother in Gaza

Medics carried out an emergency C-section to save the baby’s life after her mother died on the operating table.

From The Score Bohs end winless run at home after getting the better of Cork Gypsies

Bohs end winless run at home after getting the better of Cork

Steven Beattie and Eoin Wearen got on the scoresheet to hand the Gypsies a first league victory at Dalymount Park this season.

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A ‘build-up of gas’ caused this morning’s manhole explosion in Dublin

Dublin Fire Brigade think they know what happened in the dramatic incident.

It’s official…. Hottest day of the year so far

It hit 27.2 degrees in Shannon today.

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

From The Daily Edge 13 couples who are just doing relationships right Must Be Love

13 couples who are just doing relationships right

Must be love, la la love.

Sheep rescued from rising waters is reunited with its owner

The Wicklow lifeboat rescue crew had an unusual rescue mission this week.

Tom Curran: Miracle drug being withdrawn is like “kicking the crutches from underneath MS sufferers”

The drug fampridine which has a brand name Frampyra has been proven to increase the mobility of sufferers.

From Business ETC 13 browser plug-ins that will improve your web experience Plug In Baby

13 browser plug-ins that will improve your web experience

With so many plugins to choose from, these are the ones you should look at first.

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Didi’s classic kit, the old Drog for the hard road and all today’s sport Friday

We’ll leave it there so: Didi’s classic kit, the old Drog for the hard road and all today’s sport

Featuring more Wolf of Wall Street references than you’d expect.

Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria

A Liberian national who traveled to Africa’s most populous nation has died in quarantine in Lagos.

Can you help? Emma Rafferty has been missing for the last two days…

The 33-year-old has close connections to Newry and Carlingford in Co Louth, according to police

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

US soldiers charged with raping pregnant woman to stand trial in Italy

The two soldiers, aged 21 and 22, were arrested on Wednesday for the alleged attack in Vicenza, northern Italy.

From The Daily Edge Grandmother chases off purse thief with mop and bucket Fighting Clean

Grandmother chases off purse thief with mop and bucket

Wiping the floor with her enemies.

British economy grows to above pre-crisis level

The economy is now 0.2% bigger than before its pre-crisis peak in early 2008.

Houses evacuated after viable bomb discovered by gardaí

The device was found during a garda search of a building in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

From Business ETC A flip-flop company crowdfunded $10,000 in ONE hour No More Blow-outs

A flip-flop company crowdfunded $10,000 in ONE hour

Willi Footwear wants to make sure your thongs never break on you again.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Score The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot The Rebel

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot

Mike Perez has been living in, and boxing out of, Ireland for the past six years.

Israeli attack on UN school an “atrocity” — Charlie Flanagan

The Foreign Affairs Minister has expressed his “grave concerns” to Israel’s ambassador over the attack, in which 15 people died.

From The Daily Edge Gardaí write lengthy Facebook post laden with Garth Brooks puns Garth Brooks

Gardaí write lengthy Facebook post laden with Garth Brooks puns

Insert ‘friends in low places’ gag here.

Brother of Dana cleared of all sex abuse charges

Dana and her brother hugged after the verdict was read out today in court.

Ireland sees much less juvenile crime and public order offences than it used to

The gardaí say its because of the work they are doing to stop re-offending.

‘No survivors’ from Air Algerie crash over Mali — French President

The wreckage of the plane has been located 50km north of the Burkina Faso border in Mali’s Gossi region.

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil want to call TDs back from their holidays to talk about Gaza

Gerry Adams has written to Enda Kenny asking for the Dáil to be recalled.

Meal times at intellectual disability centre “distressing” report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

From Business ETC Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic Early Detection

Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic

Inform Bioscience will sign the agreement with Mayo Clinic next week to develop a test to detect preeclampsia in pregnancy.

Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines

The UN also expressed concern over the continued practice of slopping out.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: a US President, the Budget and definitely not a housing bubble Inbox Me
From Business ETC IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast Snip Snip

IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast

Russia was likely to see its economy brought to the brink of recession but the IMF has now slashed the country’s growth forecast.

From The Daily Edge 9 body woes every man dreads in warm weather Hot To Trot

9 body woes every man dreads in warm weather

Two words: betty swollocks.

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing

Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?

‘Only America can solve tax issues for multinationals’

The Jobs Minister says that if Barack Obama has a problem with tax loopholes, he should look in his own house

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Watch: Manhole cover explodes on busy Dublin street close to Leinster House

Eyewitnesses said thick, green, foul-smelling smoke was seen pouring from the grate.

From The Daily Edge Day at the Races: Ever dreamt of owning a racehorse? Here’s how to do it Sponsored

Day at the Races: Ever dreamt of owning a racehorse? Here’s how to do it

Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.

Strike to hit Irish Rail next month as Siptu ballots for one-day stoppage

The action will take place on August 25, subject to pay cuts being implemented.

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