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Thursday 25 August, 2016

US firefighter can drive and swim again one year after face transplant

Patrick Hardison (42) was disfigured when the roof of a burning home collapsed on top of him in 2001.

From The42 Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes Rio 2016

Flight from London to Belfast delayed after cabin crew get into heated row

The argument was over water bottles apparently.

This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas

The robot is the first of its kind and could lead to future soft robots that could perform tasks traditional robots can’t access.

Over 2.3m journeys made on public bike schemes so far this year

That’s almost 13,000 journeys a day, across five locations.

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England

Police believe the men were all in their late teens and early 20s and had gone to the beach together.

Petition set up to 'formally compliment' Sydney Rose for abortion comments

It’s in response to RTÉ receiving a number of complaints about Brianna Parkins’ remarks.

Boy (13) held at knifepoint by burglar in Limerick home

The man told the boy he would stab him unless he showed him where valuables in the house were kept.

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter?

The back to school countdown is on.

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all you need to know this Thursday morning.

From The42 Captain O'Mahony closes in on comeback for Erasmus' Munster Pom

Captain O'Mahony closes in on comeback for Erasmus' Munster

It’s been a long road back for the blindside flanker, who is positive about the new regime.

29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker

21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung died from multiple stab wounds following the attack yesterday morning.

Historic peace deal reached to put an end to world's longest-running war

Over the past 50 years civil war in Colombia has killed 260,000 people.

They call me MR BREXIT! Trump and Farage campaign together in Mississippi

The joint appearance comes just days after Trump confused the world with an odd Brexit-themed tweet.

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.

Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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?’”