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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 10 August, 2020

Today’s News

French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger

A French aid group said several of its workers were among those killed during a tourist outing.

Donald Trump denies reports that he suggested putting his face on Mount Rushmore

The story was reported by the New York Times.

Simon Cowell recovering from surgery after breaking part of his back in bike fall

The X Factor judge fell from an electric bike in Malibu at the weekend.

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

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'This is a scam': Warning issued after scammer impersonates financial ombudsman staff member

The scam has been reported to gardaí by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Leo Varadkar says he regrets people 'jumping to blame' over spike in Covid-19 cases

The tánaiste was discussing the growing number of cases in meat processing plants.

Meat factories hit by Covid-19 clusters in the Midlands will not be reopening today

Union reps are to meet with Meat Industry Ireland reps this morning to discuss the outbreak in factories.

One man arrested after man in 50s dies in Tallaght overnight

The man was taken to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.

Swimmers and surfers asked to take part in NUI Galway study to see if they have superbugs

Surfer Easkey Britton and Liffey Swim champ Paul O’Flynn are supporting the project by urging people to sign up to be tested.

'It's the 11th hour': Retailers concerned as deadline looms to separate out alcohol products in shops

A 12 November deadline has been set for retailers to adhere to the separation requirements from the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

Yesterday’s News

College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that

With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday news round up.

Money Diaries: A construction contracts manager on €67K with a young family in Galway

This week, our reader is on a road a lot and also enjoying getting back out with his family after lockdown.

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people

Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.

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Shamrock Rovers hit quick double to go six points clear at the top

Hoops make it seven wins from seven with late rally against Derry City.

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

'He convinced others that peace could be a reality': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 68 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

'A convinced European': Former Labour TD and IIEA founder Brendan Halligan dies aged 84 RIP

'A convinced European': Former Labour TD and IIEA founder Brendan Halligan dies aged 84

Uachtarán na hÉireann, An Taoiseach and Labour leader Alan Kelly have paid tribute to the veteran politician.

US hits 5 million Covid-19 cases - the highest in the world

The US death toll – currently at 162,441 – is also the highest in the world.

Two men aged 25 and 35 arrested in relation to three burglaries in Co Kildare

Gardaí stopped a car after receiving reports of burglaries in the Maynooth and Celbridge areas.

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bike

The entertainment mogul fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu, California.

O’Brien Fine Foods says its Timahoe factory has been closed since Wednesday

“In all cases, the level of asymptomatic infectivity appears to be very high,”O’Brien Fine Foods said in a statement.

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Dundalk draw Slovenian outfit Celje in Champions League

Celtic will take on Icelandic club KR Reykjavik.

Department looking to restrict non-essential travel from 'third countries' with high virus rates

Options from the Department of Health will be finalised “as soon as possible”.

Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further

Colman Walsh of the UX Design Institute says remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown also spurred on a hunger for remote learning.

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Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.

New Zealand marks 100 days without virus transmission

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border.

Sitdown Sunday: Survivors remember the moment the bomb hit Hiroshima

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Gardaí investigating after body of man (50) discovered at house in Dublin

The discovery was made when Gardaí received a call that a number of men were attempting to break into a house at approximately 11pm.

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Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return

The broadcaster has been busily planning for Leinster’s clash with Munster on 22 August.

Brazil reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

The country ranks behind only the United States.

Stolen to breed: Criminals stealing thoroughbred dogs 'to make quick cash' by breeding them

Gardaí are aware of an increase in the number of dog thefts.

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