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Irish leaders dismiss call for unity vote after Brexit

Dublin - The leaders of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland dismissed a call Friday for a vote on unification after Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union.

German police kill gunman but hostages survive, motive unknown

A gunman is dead but no one inside the German movie complex in which he fired his weapon Thursday was killed. There are reports of two dozen or more injuries but those injuries are related to police-fired tear gas, officials said.

U.S. vice president begins official visit to Ireland

Dublin - United States Vice-President Joe Biden arrived in Dublin on Tuesday evening for a six-day official visit to Ireland that will include tours of the birthplaces of his ancestors and meetings with local leaders.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum compares Lomachenko to Manny Pacquiao - and Muhammad Ali

Bob Arum is getting close to his 85th birthday so perhaps we should excuse him if he embraces hyperbole a little more than even boxing promoters normally do. But comparing a rising fighter, relatively untested professionally, to Muhammad Ali?

The Times in U.K. supports decriminalizing illegal drugs

The U.K's Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) recently published a paper advocating the decriminalization of all illegal drugs in Britain and the society has an influential backer. The Times newspaper agrees and has published a piece saying as much.

Man who shot British MP Jo Cox a neo-Nazi, shouts 'Britain First'

The man who shot British MP Jo Cox at least three times before stabbing her shouted "Britain First" during his vicious assault. It is also being reported the alleged killer is a long-time member of an American neo-Nazi group.

Peat bog preserves 2,000-year-old 22-pound hunk of butter

Workers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog came across a 22-pound hunk of bog butter estimated to be 2,000 years old, says the Cavan County Museum.

Nude restaurant in London opens as naked dining takes (it) off

The food is mostly raw and likewise the patrons eat while in the raw at the Bunyadi, London's newest restaurant. You may think it's enough to put you off your appetite but there's a waiting list to dine nude - of over 46,000.

Ireland abortion laws cause 'inhuman' treatment: UN experts

Dublin - A woman in Ireland carrying a dying foetus was the victim of "inhuman" treatment caused by the country's strict abortion laws, United Nations experts said Thursday.

The Holy Bible rewritten in emojis is released online

If you go in for this sort of thing you can now read the Bible rewritten using emojis. Oh Lord, really? Yup, it's been done by a person who does not want to be named because of backlash from those who do not like the idea.

8 Russian 2012 London Olympics athletes test positive for doping

Russian participation in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro is in danger after eight blood samples from its athletes from the 2012 London Olympics have retested positive. Russian made the announcement on their Olympic website Saturday.

Illegal entry: Trespassers caught on camera having sex in hot tub

A security camera at a home in Kelowna caught some rare footage for the owners. After all, it's not often you see two perfect strangers sneak into your backyard, climb into your hot tub and have sex.

New boa constrictor species found on remote island in Bahamas

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas. One of the manners in which the species introduced itself was to slither out of a tree right up upon the head of a researcher.

Adidas to return to Germany to make shoes by robots

Adidas, a German company, has not manufactured its products in Germany in more than 20 years. However, later this year it will begin production of shoes in Germany, made by robots.

Op-Ed: China sets (odd) record for most choreographed dancers

Okay so it's not the kind of record most of us would aspire to holding, or be a part of holding, and it doesn't have the sex appeal of, oh, say, most goals at the World Cup of Soccer. But it is a world record and it took a lot of effort to achieve it.

Op-Ed: During Hirshima visit, Obama should not apologize for atomic bomb

Many in Japan, and the world, believe U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize for the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW2. The U.S., however, has said that when Obama visits Hiroshima next week there will be no apology.

Texas woman in Chewbacca mask laughs madly, sets Facebook record

Much like the movie Star Wars set box office records a woman from Texas has set a Facebook record - for views. How? Simply by donning a Chewbacca mask, laughing hysterically, and we really mean hysterically, and then posting it on to Facebook.

Popular Vancouver actor Michael Roberds dies suddenly, age 52

Vancouver - The Vancouver acting and TV and film community is in a state of mourning after the death of one of its favorite sons, Michael Roberds. An actor, writer, producer, and by his own account, "wise-ass," the affable Roberds died suddenly on Sunday night.

Kenny re-elected prime minister by Irish parliament

Dublin - Ireland's parliament re-elected Enda Kenny as prime minister at the head of a minority government on Friday following a deal aimed at a slight easing of austerity after more than two months of impasse.

Ireland's Kenny set to be reappointed PM on Friday

Dublin - Ireland's parliament is expected to re-appoint Enda Kenny as prime minister on Friday, paving the way for the formation of a minority government to end months of political stalemate.
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