Israel’s Mossad may be behind car bombing that killed top Syrian rocket scientist: report

The Mossad, Israel’s famed spy agency, may have been behind the Saturday car bombing in the Syrian city of Masyaf that killed one of Demascus' most important rocket scientists, The New York Times reported on...

Mercury Music Prize 2018 nominees: their albums reviewed

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Never ever threaten US again: Trump fires off Twitter warning to Iran president

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Lone Star and Elliott lead PTSB sale field

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Pakistan election gets under way with Imran Khan among leadership hopefuls

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Senator Gerard Craughwell bows out of presidential race

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31 killed in explosion at Pakistan polling station

31 killed in explosion at Pakistan polling station The violence comes during a general election to bring about Pakistan’s third civilian government. Pakistani volunteers and security officers visit the site of a bombing in Quetta (AP) A...

Human rights protections after exit ‘must cover whole of Ireland’

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Housing crisis deepens and raises pressure on Murphy

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