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Mandela daughter recalls final hours
Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe tells the BBC about the former president's "wonderful" final moments, with the whole family around him.
Ukraine police move on opposition
Ukrainian security forces are moving in on anti-government protesters and an opposition party, in a stand-off over government dealings with the EU.
Deal could 'refill' drying Dead Sea
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority sign a water co-operation pact aimed at one day replenishing the rapidly drying Dead Sea.
US and UK 'spy on virtual games'
US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
Syria army holds Damascus-Homs road
Syrian government forces are reported to have taken control of the motorway linking Damascus with the city of Homs, as well as the nearby town of Nabak.
Putin amnesty may free Greenpeace 30
An amnesty drafted by Russia's President Putin could free the two jailed Pussy Riot protesters and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 campaigners.
World's largest airline created
American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
Rigby killer 'a soldier of Allah'
A man admits in court that he killed soldier Lee Rigby but says it was not murder because "I am a soldier of Allah" and "this is a war".
Egypt's Brotherhood leader in court
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie appears in court in Egypt for the first time since his arrest in August.
Sacred Hopi artefacts sold in Paris
Sacred artefacts from the Hopi native American tribe go under the hammer at a Paris auction, despite US objections.
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CRC chief resigns following top-up controversy
Central Remedial Clinic Chief Executive Brian Conlan has resigned following the controversy over top-up payments at the organisation.
Trade unions insist no danger of ESB strike
Unions at the ESB have begun to formally withdraw the threat of strike action which had threatened to trigger blackouts nationwide.
HSE letter over flu vaccine to be set aside
The Health Service Executive has said it will continue to pay the medical expenses of those suffering from a sleep disorder claimed to be linked to the human swine flu vaccine.
Church child protection watchdog to publish audits
The Catholic Church's Irish child protection watchdog is to publish reports tomorrow morning on eight church entities.
Commission to monitor Ireland post-bailout
The European Commission has confirmed it will continue surveillance of Ireland's economic performance after the bailout until 75% of its bailout loans are repaid.
Ukrainian president backs compromise talks
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has backed a call for talks with the opposition to end weeks of protests in Kiev.
No mechanical faults with Glasgow helicopter
Investigators have found no initial evidence of engine or gearbox failure in their inquiry into the police helicopter crash in Glasgow that claimed nine lives.
UL expansion to create 290 full-time jobs
About 1,000 jobs are expected to be created over the next four years in a major expansion of the University of Limerick.
US to help move African troops to CAR
The US military said tonight it will fly African forces into Central African Republic, responding to a request by France to bolster international efforts to halt the spread of violence between Christians and Muslims.
Thai prime minister calls snap election
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved the country's parliament and called a snap election, but anti-government protest leaders have pressed ahead with mass demonstrations.
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Chico saves Swans blushes
Swansea 1 Hull City 1 Chico Flores? equaliser ensured Danny Graham?s first goal since January was not enough to give Hull all three points at Swansea.
Ferrell vows to go skinny-dipping in the Liffey
Comic mega star Will Ferrell has pledged to go skinny dipping in the Liffey during his visit to Dublin.
US 'sextortion' hacker jailed
A 27-year-old man who admitted hacking into hundreds of social media and email accounts to get women to pose naked for him has been sentenced to five years in a US federal prison.
VIDEO: Greenpeace disrupt Real Madrid press conference
Greenpeace have stuck again, with Real Madrid and the Champions League the targets of their campaign to save the Arctic.
Woman held down burglar until gardaí arrived
A burglar was arrested after the woman in the house he had broken into sat on his back and stopped him escaping, a court has heard.
Free legal aid granted to 'Hardy Bucks' star for assault case
Free legal aid was granted today to ?Hardy Bucks? actor Martin Maloney, who is accused of attacking three men in a popular Dublin.
Leinster getting back down to business, says Murphy
Leinster kicking coach Richie Murphy insists the province cannot rest on their laurels after their latest Heineken Cup win at the weekend.
?2.28m 'tiger' kidnapping trial enters final stages
A jury have been told the evidence against four men accused of carrying out the tiger kidnapping of a Securicor worker and his family is circumstantial but combines to leave no room for reasonable doubt as to their guilt.
No extradition ruling in body-parts case until after Christmas
A judge will not decide until after Christmas whether to extradite two men wanted the Netherlands in connection with the death of a man whose body was found inside a suitcase in an Amsterdam canal.
Athlone shopping centre enters receivership
The Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre has entered receivership today.
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