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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen
President says Emmanuel Macron will "defend the values which will bring French people together".
The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State
BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.
Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack
It follows Friday's killings, the Taliban's deadliest assault on Afghan forces since 2001.
New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues
Wearing bullet-proof gear, contractors removed the statue under the watch of armed snipers.
Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists
Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.
Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'
A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.
US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres
Prosecutors say Michael Kadar made hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.
Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks new space record
Space station commander Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space.
Germany's 'Love Parade' organisers to face trial over stampede deaths
A stampede in a tunnel at a German music festival in 2010 led to 21 deaths.
Arkansas prepares for first US double execution in 17 years
Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays on grounds of poor health.
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Abortion referendum should be next year - Tánaiste
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she believes there should be a referendum on the abortion issue next year.
Seven plead not guilty to false imprisonment charges
All seven defendants have pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O'Connell in Jobstown in Dublin on 15 November 2014.
GRA says members not responsible for breath test saga
The Garda Representative Association has said that responsibility for almost one million false breath tests lies with garda management, not with rank and file gardaí.
Hollande calls on French to back Macron
French President Francois Hollande has endorsed pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron in May's presidential run-off, citing "the risk for our country's future" if Marine Le Pen won.
US sanctions Syrian officials over gas attack
The US government imposed "sweeping sanctions" on Syrian officials in response to what the US says was a sarin gas attack on civilians earlier this month, the Treasury Department announced.
Complacency over vaccines could cause deaths, HSE warns
The Health Service Executive has warned that complacency in relation to vaccines could cause deaths in Ireland.
Inquest hears of sustained attack on mother, daughter
An inquest has been told that a woman died after she was stabbed 61 times and her eight-year old daughter was stabbed 11 times during an attack at their home in Co Kerry in June 2013.
Man sentenced to 13 years for McAnaspie manslaughter
Trevor Noone has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his part in the murder of teenager Daniel McAnaspie.
Hogan addresses farmers on Brexit concerns
The European Agriculture Commissioner said he believes people will be satisfied to see the concerns of Ireland clearly stitched into the EU Brexit negotiation principles that will be agreed by leaders at a summit next Saturday.
High Court to consider Brexit case next month
The High Court in Dublin will next month consider whether it can hear a case seeking to decide if Britain's divorce from the European Union can be reversed.
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US imposes 271 sanctions on Syria over alleged use of chemical weapons
The United States has issued 271 sanctions in response to Syrian president Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Dublin man 'lucky to be alive' after 'unprovoked attack' leaves him with blee...
A Dublin man has been left in hospital in Australia with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after an unprovoked "one-punch attack" there.
Gardaí seize almost ?750k of cannabis after stopping car and van in Dublin
Two men have been arrested following a seizure of cannabis herb worth around ?740,000 in Dublin.
Birthday girl Gigi Hadid is my everything, says Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid both shared adorable pictures of them together as the model turned 22.
Corrie's Chris Harper urges teenagers to stay safe amid soap's grooming story...
The soap actor plays ?master manipulator? Nathan Curtis.
Steps on track for first number one album in 18 years
They may knock Ed Sheeran off the top spot.
OPW 'optimistic' Skellig Michael will open to public; issues 15 permits for b...
The Office of Public Works (OPW) has issued an extra 13 permits to boatmen to bring visitors to Skellig Michael as they say they are "cautiously optimistic" the island will open to the public on schedule next month.
US 'issues 271 sanctions against Syria'
The US has issued 271 sanctions in response to Syrian president Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons, according to AP.
Tony Adams to offer contracts to Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson
Granada head coach Tony Adams have revealed that former Premier League duo Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson will be offered contracts in the summer.
Pro golfers need to brush up on rules, says Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo believes players need to brush up on the rules of golf to help avoid the kind of high-profile controversies which have marred recent major championships.