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Three generations of the Mullan family from Dungiven graduate in Irish

Three generations of one family from Dungiven, County Londonderry, have graduated at the same time with a diploma in Irish. Odhrán Mullan, his aunt, Maria, and 82-year-old grandfather, John, were in the same class at the Ulster University at Magee. John Mullan was the oldest student in the class. Odhrán said he began studying the Irish language after being inspired ...

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UN tribunal to begin South China Sea deliberation

A United Nations tribunal is to begin deliberations on whether it can hear a legal challenge over territorial claims in the South China Sea. In 2013, the Philippines asked the Permanent Court of Arbitration to declare invalid most of China’s maritime claims in the disputed area. China claims almost the whole of the South China Sea angering several Asian neighbours. ...

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World’s oldest man Sakari Momoi dies at 112 in Japan

The world’s oldest man, Japanese supercentenarian Sakari Momoi, has died in Tokyo at the age of 112. The former high school principal and father of five children died of kidney failure in a care facility on Sunday. He had been named the oldest man by Guinness World Records in August. In April the world’s oldest person and oldest woman, Misao ...

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Turkish Airlines plane grounded in Delhi after bomb threat

Police have searched an airliner at India’s Delhi airport after a bomb threat, officials say. Reports say the Turkish Airlines flight, flying from Bangkok to Istanbul, made an emergency landing after crew spotted a message on a toilet mirror written in lipstick. The message reportedly warned that there was a bomb in the cargo hold. The plane landed safely at ...

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Zaria bomb attack ‘kills 20’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Zaria bomb attack ‘kills 20’ At least 20 people have been killed in a bomb attack in northern Nigeria’s Zaria city, state governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said. A suspected suicide bomber targeted civil servants at a government building in the city, witnesses said. Emergency workers have rushed to the scene to help evacuate the wounded. Militant ...

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Proteas win T20 series against Bangladesh

South Africa have won the two-match T20 series against Bangladesh by defeating the hosts by 31 runs in the second match at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in the capital’s Mirpur. Bangladesh have scored 138 runs in 19.2 overs losing all wickets in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa on Tuesday. Parnell took Tamim at 13, Leie sent Soumya, Sabbir and ...

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Red hot Scintilla form continues to rise

Emdad Rahman Syed Iftekhar was again the stand out performer as Scintilla CC beat Aztecs in the latest round of Essex County Cricket League games. On a warm summer day at the Peter May sports ground Scintilla CC won the toss and decided to bat first. Another big total saw the home side reach 281/9 from 45 overs. Iftekhar followed ...

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Pakistan vaults into third place after historic win against Sri Lanka

Pakistan has jumped three places to third in the ICC Test Championship table after an historic seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test match in Pallekele on Tuesday. Pakistan had entered the series in sixth position on 97 points, one ahead of Sri Lanka. However, the 2-1 series win has earned it four ratings points and ...

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Messi devastated after losing final

Lionel Messi has told of the pain of losing the Copa America final after the football superstar faced criticism in his native Argentina. Messi finally posted a statement on his facebook account late Monday having hidden his devastation at losing another major final since the 4-1 penalty shootout defeat by Chile on Saturday. “There’s nothing more painful in football than ...

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Chile win Copa after shootout

Chile secured the first major trophy in their history on home soil courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Argentina in the Copa America final. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez slotted in the winning spot-kick after Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain fired over and Ever Banega was denied by Claudio Bravo. Higuain had earlier missed from close range after 90 minutes of few chances. ...

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