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Firefighters battle widespread gorse fires in Cork, Kerry

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Mr Hegarty said it was a major challenge for the fire service to not only contain fires over vast areas of the countryside but to also have protection for urban areas and to have units available to attend road traffic crashes. Sheep, lambs, in the valley. "Later in the evening though, it turned back on itself towards Gougane Barra in a large fashion which ended up in a big long ridge fire at one stage and that's when it got a bit scary". Read More »

Présidentielle 2017 : Hollande votera Macron

Le score du Front national au premier tour est passé de 17,9 % en 2012 à 21,5 % hier. Il faut qu'il se montre capable de créer une dynamique. C'est pourquoi je veux établir un partenariat ambitieux entre la France, l'Europe, la Méditerranée et l'Afrique qui renforce nos intérêts mutuels dans tous les domaines: "climat, commerce, emploi, innovation, mais aussi sécurité et stabilité", a-t-il affirmé. Read More »

Man shot by Virginia officer is charged with manslaughter

Police say the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say Guido met the officers at the front door of his home and threatened them with the knife. "After a Taser deployment proved ineffective, an officer fired his service weapon one time, striking Guido". The officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy. Read More »

Three exciting new features coming to your Facebook

Spaces is now in beta stage and allows Facebook users to hang out with their friends in VR environment. Facebook Spaces has a tonne of features for friends to hangout in a virtual universe - naturally there's a selfie stick so your avatar can even take a picture of itself. Read More »

Corbyn: Let's win this election - and then take on the establishment

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "The PM and the president agreed the United Kingdom and European Union should continue to have a close relationship after Brexit and on the importance of giving early certainty about the status of British citizens living elsewhere in the European Union and citizens of other member states in the United Kingdom". Read More »

Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving in IL

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Metro-east troopers will pay special attention to those driving distracted next week during the first statewide awareness campaign. Police departments across the state are cracking down on distracted driving, and they're busting people who pick up the phone. Read More »

Des milliers de manifestants demandent le départ du président — Venezuela

Chauffées à blanc par des années de pénuries touchant aussi bien les produits de base que les médicaments, par une hyper inflation estimée à plus de 700 % par le FMI, la population comme l'opposition multiplient les revendications: outre la tenue d'élections anticipées -le prochain scrutin pour la présidentielle est prévu en 2018 sans date précise pour l'instant-, l'opposition réclame la libération de 200 personnes considérées comme des prisonniers politiques, la restauration des pouvoirs de ... Read More »

Stephen Colbert bids farewell to Bill O'Reilly

The move came after reports of sexual harassment, which began earlier this month with a New York Times story. He then reintroduced "Bill O'Reilly's biggest fan", his old "Colbert Report" character. Taking O'Reilly's now-previous 8 p.m. timeslot will be Tucker Carlson Tonight. As for her allegations against O'Reilly, they are quite vague so far but, her attorney, Lisa Bloom, who is also representing two other accusers, claims Heldman was also harassed by O'Reilly and retaliated against by ... Read More »

Asian markets, euro build on gains as eyes move to Trump

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Opinion polls on Monday saw Macron attracting at least 60 percent of the votes on May 7. Macron won the first round of voting, qualifying for a run-off alongside protectionist, eurosceptic Marine Le Pen. The move appears to be meant to attract a wider range of voters at the runoff elections who may not necessarily identify with the FN but may feel attracted to some of Le Pen's populist rhetoric. Read More »

Trump urges new United Nations sanctions against N Korea

Security Council condemned North Korea over its latest missile earlier this month. South Korea's envoy for North Korea Kim Hong-kyun says he and his Japanese and American counterparts have agreed to "maximize pressure" on North Korea to prevent it from making further provocations . Read More »

Spotify is working on "category defining" music hardware

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Spotify is preparing to enter the hardware game, judging by job opportunities recently posted online. There is also a second job listing that relates to voice control, a feature long rumored to be a part of Spotify's apps, but also a valuable, if not the key part of the company's hardware plans. Read More »

IPhone 8 dummy model appears online

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Apple is expected to launch a redesigned iPhone model this fall based around a next-generation display technology called OLED, and Wall Street analysts believe it could cost a lot more than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 8 is the most eagerly awaited device of the year, and we've just been given our first look at the upcoming phone. Out of the three , the two will be marginal upgrades to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Read More »

Lavrov: 'Thorough investigation into Syria chemical attack necessary'

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Lavrov said Assad's opponents had "in essence" given guarantees for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to visit the location where at least 87 people died, but the watchdog was refusing to send them. "The UK, the United States and all our key allies are of one mind: we believe that this was highly likely to be an attack by Assad, on his own people, using poison gas weapons that were banned nearly 100 years ago", he wrote. Read More »

USA must confront Russian Federation for arming Taliban, top officials say

The Taliban are using the weapons against American-backed troops in the southern provinces of Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan, according to the official. Mattis arrived as Afghan security forces, already paying a heavy price against the Taliban, faced chaos with the resignations of Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. Read More »

Galantas Gold puts expansion plans in Tyrone on hold

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The Company has been told that, due to PSNI resource constraints and competing priorities, PSNI is now only prepared to provide anti-terrorism cover for a maximum of a 2 hour period, 2 days per week. The plant is on stand-by awaiting ore from underground development. Shares in Galantas Gold (TSX, LON:GAL) collapsed in London Monday after the Canadian miner announced it had halted expansion work at its Omagh gold mine as the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it was unable to ... Read More »

Marine Le Pen, un "congé" à peu de frais — FN

Ce scénario Macron-Le Pen rebat les cartes de la politique française: c'est la première fois sous la Ve République que la droite est absente du second tour, et la première fois qu'aucun des deux grands partis qui ont dominé la vie électorale depuis près d'un demi-siècle, Les Républicains (LR) et le Parti socialiste, n'y est présent. Read More »

UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N.Korea

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Trump has long called on China to rein in its unruly neighbor. "We will maintain close contact with the United States, keep a high level of vigilance and respond firmly", he said . Tony Kim was arrested Saturday as he prepared to board a flight from Pyongyang to China with his wife after teaching for several weeks at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST)-a school founded by evangelical Christians from overseas and opened in 2010, reports said. Read More »

La bataille du second tour est lancée — Présidentielle

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Et d'enchaîner: "Pour ma part, je voterai Emmanuel Macron ". Mais dans la réalité? "C'est la première fois que nous sommes face à des ressources aussi considérables", expliquait-il, en espérant récupérer un tiers de voix mélenchonistes - au total 7 millions de voix au premier tour - et la moitié de celles de François Fillon - 7,1 millions de voix. Read More »

Présidentielle 1er tour: Macron à 24,01% devant Le Pen à 21,30%

Si Le Pen est élue, a-t-il dit, la France sera touchée par une "hausse des prix sans précédent qui frapperait les plus fragiles". "L'extrême droite (.) stigmatiserait une partie de nos concitoyens", a-t-il mis en garde. Evoquant son ascension, François Hollande avait ainsi estimé une dizaine de jours plus tôt dans un entretien au Point qu'elle n'était que le fruit d'un " concours de circonstances ". Read More »

China urges restraint as US strike force heads for Korean waters

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Despite being an ally to the North, China has been recently angered by its nuclear and missile programs, and is frustrated by Pyongyang's belligerence on the world stage. Chinese state media reported that President Trump had a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday in which Xi urged restraint in dealing with North Korea. Read More »

Trump Approval Rating Stands at 51 Percent, Despite Surveys to Contrary

Among the things he hoped to accomplish during the first 100 days in office were: tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare, investing in infrastructure and ending illegal immigration. "And more than half (53 percent) see him as a strong leader - although that compares with 77 percent for Obama at this stage". Trump's claim is Mostly False. Read More »