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Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Stuntwoman killed in motorbike accident on set of Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds posted to Instagram, saying that the cast and crew were “heartbroken, shocked and devastated”.

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?

Ryanair has called for restrictions in the UK following a spike in alcohol-related incidents.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From The42 Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance Coming On Board

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance

The Aston Villa hitman has informed Martin O’Neill that he is interested in lining out for the Boys in Green.

Terrorism ruled out after car ploughs into restaurant, killing young girl

A prosecutor said that it was “highly likely” the driver was under the influence of a drug.

Petrol bombs thrown at police at site of Derry bonfire

The controversial bonfire is due to be lit tonight after a row about its placement.

String of big business CEOs step down from Trump's advisory council in wake of Charlottesville

The heads of Merck, Under Armour and Intel have all left the US President’s business advisory panel.

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'

The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.

Three British men sentenced to caning and jail time for sexually assaulting woman in Singapore

Caning is a punishment which dates back to British rule, and involves being flogged with a rattan stick.

Taylor Swift wins sexual assault case against DJ

“I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organisations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate soldier statue

Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument.

North Korea will watch more 'stupid conduct' of the US as it holds off on Guam attack

Leader Kim Jong-Un warned the US of further “reckless action” in a TV address.

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'

In pushing for abortion the UN is seriously undermining its human rights mission, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

Islamic State propaganda is facing 'substantial and aggressive disruption' on Twitter

Researchers found that efforts by Twitter to quickly remove IS postings on the social media platform were having an impact.

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'

Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.

'People throw bananas at you or tell you to go back to your country just for asking to see a ticket'

At the launch of a new anti-racism campaign on the transport network, we caught up with workers who described the abuse they’ve received.

Monday 14 August, 2017

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

‘Anger, emptiness and loss’: Funeral of J1 student hears of family's devastation

Philip Leahy got into difficulty while swimming at a beach in Ocean City.

Big Ben won't ring for another four years after next week

The bell of the iconic clock tower is over 150 years old and needs a little conservation work.

Child killed and 12 injured as car ploughs into restaurant in France

The local prosecutor said there is no doubt that it was a deliberate act.

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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Donald Trump calls racists “repugnant thugs”, and the OCI ticketing controversy back in the spotlight.

Body recovered in search for missing Canadian diver

Three days of searches were carried out.

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers

There has been a significant rise in passenger disturbances caused by excessive drinking.

From The42 'Would it happen in the men's game? Not a hope. It's actually embarrassing' Dual Clash

'Would it happen in the men's game? Not a hope. It's actually embarrassing'

Briege Corkery and James Masters share their thoughts on Cork dual star Libby Coppinger’s dilemma – potentially lining out in two All-Ireland championship games on Saturday.

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026 OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches

The US President has been criticised strongly after initially stating that there was violence “on many sides”.

‘Is it something we want to keep doing?’ Cork fans again urged to drop Confederate flag

Civil rights groups call the flag a symbol of “hate and racism.”

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

From The42 Ronaldo handed five-game ban after pushing referee Shove This post contains videos

Ronaldo handed five-game ban after pushing referee

The Real Madrid star was sent off in their 3-1 win over Barcelona last night.

'End of an era': Well-known Donegal pub owner Nan Brennan has passed away

The pub’s famous sisters have garnered national and international attention over the years.

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe

The 226-page report into the ticketing scandal has been published online this afternoon.

High Court throws out case of homeless mother who was sleeping in a tent outside council building

The woman had argued the council had failed to provide her with emergency housing, but the local authority said it doesn’t have the necessary resources.

From The42 Analysis: Waterford's homework done, Cork's strengths nullified, game-changing moments A Closer Look

Analysis: Waterford's homework done, Cork's strengths nullified, game-changing moments

Waterford showed composure and maturity to kill off the challenge of 14-man Cork.

New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home

Campaign groups have warned the government that “vacant housing stock alone” will not solve the housing crisis.

Two men charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man

One listed a €4,000 Rolex watch and a €14,000 car as assets in his application for free legal aid.

'We're all made of the same stuff': A new campaign is asking us to report racism on public transport

“Racism is in no way tolerated on Ireland’s transport services,” campaigners said.

Trevor Deely: How a missing person investigation changed course after 16 years

Trevor Deely went missing in December 2000 after his work Christmas party.