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Ireland can beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup quarter-final despite the absence of Paul O'Connell, says Stephen Ferris.
Fly-half Johnny Sexton misses Ireland's World Cup quarter-final against Argentina because of a groin strain.
A dust storm has been caught on camera as it rolls across Phoenix in the US state of Arizona.
Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party drops Hung Hsiu-chu as its candidate for the island's presidential election in January amid poor poll ratings.
The health secretary accuses the BMA of misleading junior doctors over planned changes to their contracts in England ahead of a protest in London.
The monsoon rains in India have disappointed for a second year in a row, meaning farmers face drought and the government will have to import more food. But in the remote north-east of the country, locals face the opposite problem.
A US jury orders technology giant Apple to pay more than $234m in damages for patent infringement to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Police in Panama have burned almost 11 tons of illegal drugs.
Hungary closes its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants moving through the country en route to western Europe.
The German Football Association "categorically rejects" allegations of a secret fund to secure votes for the 2006 World Cup.
A possible gas cylinder blast has killed at least eight people, most of them students, in a restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to become the vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, despite his party's support of Trident.
Justin Rose is three shots behind leader Brendan Steele after the second round of the Frys.com Open in California.
Fugitive Mexican drugs lord Joaquin Guzman suffered face and leg injuries as he narrowly evaded a police operation to recapture him, officials say.
Five people have been killed and nine wounded in an attack on a Shia gathering hall in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry says.
A huge cleanup operation is under way in the US after heavy rain caused mudslides and flash floods across a wide area of southern California.
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