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#1 Ebola: United States, Canada, and UK set to introduce temperature checks and travel history surveys in airports.

Routine screening of travelers will be introduced with immediate effect on a number of airports across the US, Canada, and the UK.

Inbound passengers from Ebola-affected countries will be screened on arrival. They will have their temperature taken via non-invasive methods, and will also be asked whether they have had any possible contact with the virus.

It is unclear at this point what measures would be taken should any traveler be found with Ebola-like symptoms.

Fears and concerns about the rapid spread of the disease are growing internationally. The official death toll stands at nearly 4,000 people.

#2 Road crash: Motorists are advised to drive with caution and expect delays on the M50 this morning, after two trucks collided at around 3:45 am near the Blanchardstown exit (Exit 6).

One man was evacuated to the nearby James Connolly Memorial hospital and remains hospitalized.

#3 UKIP: Resounding victory for the right-wing party in the Clacton by-election in the UK.

UKIP claims its first ever MP, with a decisive majority of over 12,000 votes. Former Conservative Douglas Carswell has made party history after winning 21,113 votes out of the 35,386 ballots cast.

Nigel Farage, UKIP’s party leader, has warned David Cameron and Ed Milliband ‘we’re after you.’

#4 Pub closure: Well known Limerick rugby pub and club Clohessy’s  has closed its doors for the last time.

The establishment fell prey to the economic downturn, and due to unsustainable financial losses, it has been forced to close down with the loss of about 50 full and part time jobs.

#5 North Korea: Young autocrat Kim Jong Un was conspicuously absent from an important ceremony in honor of his late father and grandfather last Friday.

Kim’s name was missing from the list of attendees at the Kamsusuan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, on the 69th anniversary of the Worker’s Party of North Korea.

Kim has not been seen in public since September 03, when he attended a concert with his wife. Speculation is rampant on his whereabouts and health status.




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