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#1 Post Office raid: Three men arrested after armed robbery at a Post Office in Co. Donegal this morning.

The trio stormed the rural premises at Manorcunningham at around 10:15 this morning, armed with a hammer, a knife, and a sledgehammer.

The men threatened the staff and caused considerable damage before escaping in a van with a sum of money.

Their freedom would be short lived however, as the vehicle was intercepted by police and the three men were arrested at the scene.

#2 Alan Henning: Outpouring of grief at the chilling murder of aid worker Alan Henning by an IS militant.

The 47-year-old taxi driver from Manchester was beheaded by a member of the extremist organization, and a video of the barbaric act was posted to the internet.

UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to ‘hunt down’ the perpetrators and to avoid further innocent bloodshed by ‘using all the assets at their disposal to locate any hostages.’

#3 Irish Water: Technical glitch reported in Irish Water’s IT systems.

The company experienced a technical problem in its billing system, precisely on the day the water meters began ticking.

Some confusion exists about the precise nature of the issue, some sources reported a fault with the billing system while other sources deny such problem existed.

Whatever the case, metered households will begin receiving water bills from January 01, 2015.

#4 Infant death: The HSE has confirmed that an investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the death of a neonate at Mullingar hospital on August 22 last.

The HSE has reported that the baby’s family is involved in the process.

#5 Botched surgery: Limerick man faces life in crutches after hip replacement surgery went wrong.

The man underwent hip replacement surgery in Croom Orthopedic Hospital on February 13 last. Following surgery, he contracted MRSA while in hospital and ended up spending 247 days in care. The infection was so severe that he lost some functionality in his kidneys and now faces a lifetime on antibiotics and crutches.

#6 Ebola: US medical authorities express concern for 10 people who were in touch with patient diagnosed with Ebola.

The patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, remains seriously ill in isolation at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, but authorities have now become concerned for some of the individuals that this man came in contact with before the symptoms of the disease became apparent.

Duncan was in contact with 50 people from the time he left Liberia to the time he became ill in the United States. When he first sought medical attention, he was sent home with antibiotics, even though he communicated he had just come back from an Ebola hot zone. It would be a further three days before he would be put in isolation in hospital, the diagnosis finally confirmed.

If he recovers, he may face criminal charges for lying to authorities in Liberia about his contact with Ebola, thus exposing the public to a potentially lethal health hazard.

#7 Weather: Heavy rainfall expected throughout the day and night today, Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Warning.

Unsettled weather is forecast for the coming week, with heavy or prolonged showers and bright and sunny periods.


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