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Israeli embassy says no offence meant over Molly Malone images — The Israeli Embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offense to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a Muslim headscarf, last Friday. The four photos featured well-known statues and artwork associated with different European countries.
Jul 29, 2014

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Rape takes place in India every 25 minutes, study shows — A rape has taken place every 25 minutes in India over the past 13 years, a new study has found. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said 272,844 rape cases had been registered across the country between 2001 and 2013, making it a daily average of 57 such instances.
Jul 29, 2014

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Argentina set to default on its debts for second time in 13 years — Argentina looks set to default on its debts for a second time in less than 13 years as efforts to end an impasse with creditors suing the country before a crucial interest payment deadline appeared to be coming up short.
Jul 29, 2014

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Street style: Hipster grannies — Two years ago, Dublin-based filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan snapped a photo of two women in matching coats and head scarves on a Dublin sidewalk. He posted the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #grannyfashion. It became the first in a photographic series that turned into a blog and then a book.

Wonder Woman offers support to the Israeli campaign in Gaza — You may not be aware (and, if so, good luck to you) that the annual corporate orgy that is Comic-Con has just ground to a halt in San Diego. The event began as an admirable convention for comic-book fans, but has, over the last few decades, evolved into a full-on Geek Rally at which fans gratefully lap up promotional material from the TV networks and film studios.
Jul 29, 2014

Gal Gadot - who plays the new Wonder Woman - offers support for the Israeli attacks on #Gaza:…

Filming of scenes for Star Wars movie begins on Skellig Michael — Filming of scenes for Star Wars: Episode VII begins this afternoon on Skellig Michael in Co Kerry. Cast and crew of the upcoming movie - including director JJ Abrams - have been arriving over the past few days and the World Heritage site is currently on lockdown with tight security and even an Irish navy ship monotoring the waters around the island.