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Spanish police say a gun potentially used to kill Irish journalist Veronica Guerin had been hidden “like a souvenir” in the garden of a drug baron’s Costa Blanca villa. Detectives conducted a raid on the home of infamous Irish criminal John Gilligan this week and found a gun of the same make and model as […]

The Republic of Ireland could start vaccinating vulnerable people against coronavirus early next year, deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadkar, who is a qualified doctor, said a COVID-19 inoculation could be approved in a couple of months. He told RTE radio: “I’m increasingly optimistic, as is government, that we will see a […]

A man is in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark off the Australian east coast. The 59-year-old victim suffered “catastrophic bleeding” from being bitten on the upper thigh at Britomart Reef, near Queensland, on Sunday. He had been spearfishing with a local group when the attack happened, police said. Image: The man […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) after successfully defending his UFC lightweight title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten record to 29-0 – his third successful title defence, having previously beaten Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. His win was also achieved with a broken foot. Image: […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Emmanuel Macron needs mental health treatment over his attitude towards Muslims – prompting France to recall its ambassador. Paris has described Mr Erdogan’s remarks as unacceptably rude, adding: “We are not accepting insults.” During a party meeting, the Turkish leader had said: “What is the problem of this […]

The man believed to be al Qaeda’s second-in-command has been killed, Afghan security forces have said. Abu Muhsin al-Masri was on the FBI’s most wanted list and was charged with conspiracy to kill US nationals. He was killed in a special operation in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan, the country’s national directorate of security said […]