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Ireland edges closer to forming new government with deal on water charges

Dublin - A deal between two rival parties to suspend controversial water charges nudged Ireland closer to the formation of a minority government on Wednesday after more than two months of tortuous negotiations.

Groups petitioning Canada's government to ban asbestos

While asbestos has been banned in several countries, some for decades, it is not banned in many others, including Canada. A group of national union officials held a press conference in Ottawa this week to seek a ban.

U.K. republicans want vote to abolish monarchy after Queen dies

A group in England called the Republic is calling for a referendum on abolishing the monarchy. The Queen is still very much alive but when she dies the group wants the vote to be held before a new monarch can be crowned.

Maritime disaster: Real-time recreation of RMS Titanic going down

A company that is creating a high-tech video game based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 has put out a minute-by-minute recreation of the massive ship going down. It is in real time and lasts a full two hours and 40 minutes.

Naked dining: London restaurant where you eat in the nude

Many of us have experienced eating at home while naked, perhaps you have gobbled a piece of toast on your way to the shower. But at a new restaurant in London, England you will be able to eat a full meal while naked. With naked diners all around you.

Op-Ed: Why Donaire should pick Frampton over Rigondeaux for next fight

Filipino-American boxing star Nonito Donaire is a huge favorite to win over Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak on Saturday and if he retains his WBO bantamweight title, he should pick Ireland's Carl Frampton over Guillermo Rigondeaux for his next fight.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight: under 500,000 PPVs

In last year's Fight of the Century with Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao was part of a bout that brought in more money than any other. It also had a record 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. His fight with Timothy Bradley? Not so popular.

Irish MPs fail in latest attempt to chose PM

Dublin - Ireland's parliament failed for a third time to elect a prime minister Thursday, prolonging the apparently insoluble stalemate that has left the country without a new government for almost seven weeks.

Led Zeppelin facing plagiarizing suit over Stairway to Heaven

The iconic British rock band Led Zeppelin must go to court over its most well-known song. The band is being sued by the estate of the late American guitarist, Randy Wolfe, the suit alleging that Led Zep stole some of the music for "Stairway to Heaven."

A Mayweather- Pacquiao rematch better than '50-50' chance

Their bout last May 2 was called the Fight of the Century and despite each boxer retiring it looks like they'll meet again. Promoter Bob Arum said today there's better than "a 50-50 chance" Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will stage a rematch.

Review: New citizenship exhibition at London's Tate Modern Special

London - Citizenship is a difficult concept to pin down. Is it self-defined, shaped by the environment, or imposed by others? These are some of the key questions grappled with by artists over the years.

State could bar builders of Berkeley balcony that collapsed

Sacramento - California regulators could revoke the licenses of five contractors that worked on a Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapsed last year, killing six college-age students and injuring seven others.

Ireland's main opposition party rejects coalition deal

Dublin - Ireland's main opposition Fianna Fail party on Thursday rejected an offer to form a full coalition partnership with Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael following inconclusive elections in February.

Irish MPs fail to chose PM — again

Dublin - Irish lawmakers on Wednesday failed to elect a new prime minister for the second time in 40 days since an inconclusive general election, while forming a new government remains an elusive prospect.

Prof. has way for Earth to cloak itself, hide from alien planets

A professor at Columbia University has found a simple way for the Earth to hide from other planets who may not have nice intentions should they discover us. It's a bit cloak without the dagger but he feels we should consider it.

Study: Fate of Monarch butterfly may end up as 'quasi-extinction'

For some time scientists have raised alarm bells over the beautiful Monarch butterfly. Those bells just got a little louder with the release of a study that suggests the Monarch could actually become "quasi-extinct" in the not-too-distant future.

Hannibal's route through the Alps finally revealed using microbes

For over 2,000 years, historians, scholars and scientists have speculated and argued over the route Hannibal and his armies took while crossing the Alps.

Asteroid or comet smashes into Jupiter, captured on video

An asteroid or comet, scientists aren't sure which, crashed into Jupiter recently and it was captured on video. Two amateur astronomers, one Irish, the other Austrian, managed to film the event for our viewing pleasure.

Man builds life-like robot, looks just like Scarlett Johansson

A product and graphic designer has fulfilled what he said was a lifelong dream to build a human-like robot. And he didn't just build any robot, he built a replica of American movie star Scarlett Johansson.

Study finds Statins work, prevent heart disease by 25 percent

A study on drug treatment and heart disease out of McMaster University has been released and the results are encouraging, especially on statins. The cholesterol-lowering drug was shown to be of great benefit in preventing cardiovascular disease.
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