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Former Irish premier Brian Cowen has said he regrets that a quarter of a million people lost their jobs during the recession.
A disgraced former FBI agent serving time for a 1982 murder linked to imprisoned New England mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has a new prison release date - if he lives that long.
Three US businessmen have filed a lawsuit against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago.
More than 1,000 firefighters have battled wildfires that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
A man in the US has been accused of drunkenly strolling down a road wearing a black hooded top and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.
Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban has joined Sky Bet Championship side Sunderland on a season-long loan deal.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has rejoined training with the Swansea first-team squad after missing the club's pre-season tour of the United States.
Rolling Stone magazine has put Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of its latest issue, accompanied by a headline asking: "Why can't he be our president?"
US House majority whip Steve Scalise - who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball game last month - has been discharged from a Washington hospital.
Nearly 80% of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country's health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war, three UN agencies have said.
Prosecutors in California have charged a teenage driver after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recorded a crash that killed her younger sister.
French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter for France to contribute to her education fund for developing countries.
Fully replacing a mains pipe that burst triggering the water supply crisis in Louth and Meath could cost three million euro and take 18 months, Irish Water has said.
Germany says it will examine a new package of US sanctions against Russia approved by the House of Representatives amid concerns that the measures could affect European businesses.