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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Today’s News

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

Today the Government announced that the inquiry, chaired by Justice Carroll Moran, will examine ticket sales for the Sochi and London Games in 2012 and 2014, 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

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

Here’s what Wednesday had to offer, sports fans.

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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.

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"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.

At least 120 dead after 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

Dozens of villages have been devastated by the quake, which struck in the early hours of this morning.

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 side 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.

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.

Stanford University has decided to ban spirits at student parties

The policy has been criticised as a tone-deaf response to the Stanford rape case.

Gardaí say they have foiled as many as 11 assassination attempts in recent months

Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan said the force had more than enough resources to tackle crime.

Photos have emerged of armed French police telling a woman to remove a 'burkini'

The woman removed the garment but it’s unclear whether it was actually the Islamic swimsuit.

Man in his 90s killed in road crash in Co Meath

The collision happened at about 12.55pm yesterday afternoon.

1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district

The latest blast struck late last night outside a hotel in Pattani, a southern province battered by a long-running rebellion.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know about this morning.

13-year-old boy dies after weekend road crash

The teenage cyclist was involved in a crash with a car in Co Louth.

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