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# Distraction

Last year
Lewis Hamilton says he was affected by booing crowd
His experience at the Mexico City venue followed a similar outburst in Austin.
Controversy as Mo Salah and team-mates targeted with lasers during shoot-out loss
The Liverpool star was among three Egypt players to miss a spot-kick as Senegal booked their spot in Qatar.
All time
'It's bound to turn your head': Palace defender may be distracted by Man United links
England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been affected by speculation over his future.
Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”
Poll: Should there be a ban on taking calls on hands-free devices while driving?
Research has found it can be as distracting as a hand-held device.
'I've never played like that before' - Murray disturbed by deafening downpour
The world number two was the latest player to voice concerns over a din made worse by the torrential rain.
Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists
Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.
JK Rowling procrastinates just as much as us so everything is OK
Good to know.
10 days before the Super Bowl, the NFL is investigating Peyton Manning over HGH claims
The league says the investigation ‘began weeks ago’.
7 apps that can teach you something useful during your commute
Learn on the go.
We were better parents before smartphones
There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.
NI burglars with southern Irish accents claim to work for water company
In a second incident, the men said they were from an electricity company and tried to distract an elderly couple while they searched their home.
Pat Lam's Connacht need to move swiftly past Muliaina distraction
A disappointing first-half performance from the western province needs to be addressed urgently.
Dunphy: Keane 'circus' is out of control and will soon impact Ireland results
“Unless Martin O’Neill gets a grip of it then it’s going to get worse.”
These 17 web tools will improve your productivity
Avoid distractions and procrastination when you really need to just get down to it.
Election posters may 'distract from the beauty of our countryside' as Giro D'Italia approaches - Senator
Louth/East Meath Senator Mary Moran wants the posters taken down for the weekend of the bicycle race.
Today's Hull-Arsenal game was interrupted by some wind-assisted advertising hoardings
Meanwhile, goals by Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey have put Arsenal into a commanding lead.
Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan
“When I first came here, children were using the language of war… tanks, bullets and bombs. But that has changed now. To me, this is an achievement.”
Man injured defending grandmother during 'distraction' burglary
A man said he was at the house to check the woman’s water supply – but another man with him tried to burgle the house.
Young drivers are more likely to crash due to mobile phone distraction
The US study also produced a surprise result, simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous.
Thieves distract woman in her 80s with fake boomerang story, then rob her
Two men entered the house and robbed a sum of money after a third man had distracted the woman.
The burning question*: Did you enjoy St Patrick’s Day?
It’s the end of the bank holiday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government
The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.
Del Piero 'not a distraction' claim Sydney
Club vow to turn their season around after the sudden departure of their coach.
Have you been playing the Google Olympics?
Themed doodles are always fun – but the finger-games on Google these past few days have kept us rather busy…
Breivik judge caught playing Solitaire in court during trial
Ernst Henning Eielsen, one of the three ‘lay judges’ handling the trial, was busy during a professor’s testimony yesterday.