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Gardaí have said that people cannot drink alcohol in seating spaces recently set up on streets in front of bars and restaurants, which are not covered by their licences.

In honor of Father's Day, we're sharing intimate photos from a new book that celebrates queer dads:

The cladding scandal - the long read (well it is Sunday)

Paleontologists working in China have discovered a new species of giant rhino, the largest land mammal ever to have walked the earth.

‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen welcomed the 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that arrived from the United States, more than doubling the number of vaccines that have come to the island

Biden is undoubtedly happy that the Trump-embracing Netanyahu is gone, but the Israeli government's apartheid is still very much alive. Only a minority of the members of the new coalition government would change that.

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A Norwegian mother makes a home for frightened Afghan boys who arrive alone and seeking safety ⤵️ | #WorldRefugeeDay  📺 Watch full doc:

#BREAKING US says preparing new Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

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In the interests of being proactive and encouraging I wanted to take a moment to say that absent a clear medical reason if you’re an adult and haven’t yet taken the opportunity to be vaccinated you’re a dumbass and also deeply selfish. #outreach  #wtf  #lookingatyou  #seriouslyWTF 

98-year-old 'Kung Fu Grandma', a Brooklyn duck adventure and a race with a difference Here are the stories you might have missed this week


Scoops of the Day

A 98-year-old woman living in Co Mayo, has been given a special US honour in Belmullet this evening, for the role she played in changing the course of world history with her weather reports |

Be it loan waiver or other govt schemes, population norms will be taken into account. It won't be applicable to tea garden workers/SC-ST community. In future, population norms will be taken into account as eligibility for govt benefits. Population policy has begun: Assam CM(18.6)

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Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik writes to Maharashtra CM. His letter reads, 'NCP & Congress want their own CM. Congress wants to contest alone & NCP is trying to break away leaders from Shiv Sena. There seems to be veiled support from Centre, no central agency is behind NCP leaders'

THE BIG STORY | CHINA's 'GRAY ZONE' TACTICS TEST TAIWAN PRC dredging ships are edging closer to Taiwan’s tiny Matsu Islands, disturbing residents & harming marine life. "China is getting more creative in exerting pressure” #TheBigStory  

Police in Show Low, Arizona, on Saturday shot a suspect who they say struck multiple cyclists with a vehicle during a bicycle race.

‘The so-called ‘party of free speech’ is now going after academic freedom’ — @RBReich  explains how dangerous it is for Republican lawmakers to restrict race education in schools

Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation


Scoops of the Week

“I’m going to confront anyone that lies” about Jan. 6, says DC police officer Michael Fanone. “While these members are betraying their oath, thousands of … police officers were fulfilling their oath and continue to do so every day.”

The UN General Assembly wisely didn't wait for an ASEAN consensus to vote for banning arms sales to the Myanmar junta. The positive vote was still: 119 to 1. Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore voted Yes. Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos abstained.

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When Indian companies do business or pharma companies go to manufacture in US, do they follow American laws or not? If you have to do business here, you're welcome to criticize PM, all of us.. but you've to obey India's constitution & rules: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

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“How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?” An Illinois parent rips into Critical Race Theory at a school board meeting

JUST IN: President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to discontinue the use of face shields and says it should only be used in hospitals, according to a tweet by Senate President Vicente Sotto III @sotto_tito ) this Thursday morning. | via @_katrinadomingo 

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Biden appears to have 'cheat sheet' at summit meeting with Putin

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Thousands of spiders and their webs blanketed bushland in Australia's state of Victoria

Why is the US government concealing over 14,000 hours of surveillance footage shot at the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021? What are they trying to hide?

WATCH: The Senate unanimously passes a bill establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday. The bill now heads to the House.

I just signed a law that prohibits any government agency or public official from issuing an order that closes places of worship. The First Amendment right to freedom of religion shall never be infringed.