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Today’s News

This man is hoping to tighten his grip on one of the world's biggest economies

China’s leaders will hold a meeting in October.

Setanta Insurance customers are still waiting to be paid up to €90 million

The Maltese-based firm was wound up in April 2014.

Study calls for transgender identification to be taken out of mental illness classification

The study is the first of several field trials and is currently being replicated in Brazil, France, India, Lebanon and South Africa.

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Yesterday’s News

Death penalty sought against man who killed three people after watching The Purge

The 2013 horror film and its sequels are about one day a year when murder is legal.

Multiple bodies found at Arizona home

Police are treating the deaths as suspicious.

There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones

Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.

Two men arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

He worked as an agent for the police and MI5 for 20 years.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'

Local reports say that the woman was snatched from her home in Sao Paulo.

Gardaí concerned for welfare of man missing since weekend

Kevin Barry was last seen at his home in Wexford on Saturday evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Enda Kenny meets Theresa May, Irish jockey Thomas McNamara dies, and a priest is murdered in France.

From The42 Dundalk face uphill task after inspired substitutions give BATE the edge Report This post contains videos

Dundalk face uphill task after inspired substitutions give BATE the edge

The Irish side sat back and soaked up pressure for much of the game, and defended well for long periods.

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

'Kind, shy and dedicated', Fr Jacques Hamel is the 236th victim of jihadists in France since 2015

The so-called Islamic State group said today’s attack was carried out by its ‘soldiers’.

From The42 As it happened: BATE Borisov v Dundalk, Champions League qualifying third round Liveblog

As it happened: BATE Borisov v Dundalk, Champions League qualifying third round

BATE took on Dundalk on a big night for Irish football.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Tributes paid following death of popular Irish jockey and the rest of today's sport Tuesday

British Council distances itself from employee who reportedly called Prince George a 'f***ing d***head'

Angela Gibbins allegedly doesn’t like the three-year-old’s “cheeky grin”.

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Councillors voted in favour of the motion last night.

In photos: Cork's historic Vernon Mount House completely gutted by fire Up In Smoke This post contains images

In photos: Cork's historic Vernon Mount House completely gutted by fire

Gardaí are investigating the fire at the Douglas mansion.

Boy at centre of sexual abuse case believes his mother didn't do anything wrong

The 12-year-old said he blames his father, who was convicted of nine counts of raping him when he was six and seven.

Hailo about to become Mytaxi in Ireland after takeover by owner of Mercedes

Daimler is to acquire 60% of the London-based taxi app.

McDonald's is struggling to attract Americans back to its restaurants

Still, McDonald’s noted that it was the fourth straight quarter in which comparable-store sales rose in the US, despite “softening industry growth”.

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

'Drunk' Canadian pilots released on bail in Scotland

The two men were arrested and charged last week.

From The42 Waterford star to wear ear protection for Munster U21 final after suffering horrific injury War Wounds

Waterford star to wear ear protection for Munster U21 final after suffering horrific injury

The Mount Sion player is determined to play through the pain barrier tomorrow night.

CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention

John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.

Man who raped nephew's wife as she slept beside her husband and child is jailed

The man was sentenced to eight years with one suspended.

Young girl awarded €40k for fall in a Dublin creche

The girl was two at the time of the incident, which left a permanent visible scar.

'No return to borders of the past': Enda and Theresa take first steps into uncertain future

Enda Kenny and Theresa May have held their first meeting since May became Prime Minister.

You won't be paying for your shopping with your phone anytime soon

There are some good reasons why the likes of Apple and Samsung Pay haven’t arrived here yet.

Pregnant women can now safely eat raw eggs, according to report

But the FSAI advice remains to cook eggs thoroughly for all “vulnerable groups”.

Harrison Ford "could have been killed" on Star Wars set, court hears

The star broke his leg in an incident on set involving a hydraulic door in June 2014.

New welfare scheme offers same-day turnaround for small loans

The loans of up to €2000 can be used for things like Christmas presents, or back-to-school expenses.

Dutch men are the tallest in the world (but the Irish aren't so short themselves)

New research has tracked growth trends across 200 countries for the past 100 years.

The FBI think Russia is behind the hacking of Democrat emails

Clinton’s campaign say Russia wanted to help Trump’s campaign because of their bromance.

Final blocks of O'Devaney Gardens flats set to be torn down

New accommodation on the site will contain a mix of social housing and State-owned rental accommodation.

Patient shoots doctor at Berlin hospital before killing himself

There are no indications it was a terror attack. The doctor is in intensive care.

Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid

Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.

Men who killed 84-year-old priest in church "claimed to be from Islamic State"

A second hostage is “between life and death” according to officials.

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