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Irish boxer Katie Taylor wins on her professional debut

Irish boxer Katie Taylor wins on her professional debut

Irish boxer Katie Taylor has expressed her desire to do become a big name in professional boxing just like UFC star Ronda Rousey. However, she failed to replicate the same at the Rio 2016 Olympics as he lost her opening bout. "I am not motivated by money". I made a good living in the amateurs and now it's a new challenge and new goals and that's what is exciting for me. Taylor and Conlan are the only two Irish boxers to claim elite amateur world titles since the inaugural World Championships ...


World reacts to Fidel Castros death

World reacts to Fidel Castros death

Another Trump primary challenger, Florida Senator Marco Rubio - who is also Cuban-American - called Castro an "evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people" and turned Cuba into an "impoverished island prison".


Sarkozy Concedes in French Conservative Presidential Primary

Sarkozy Concedes in French Conservative Presidential Primary

Juppe, 71, is the current mayor of Bordeaux who also served as prime minister from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac. "There is no chance of implementing reforms through brute force", Raffarin, an ally of Juppe, told BFM television on Monday morning.


France says Israeli bill on settlements a risk to two-state solution

France says Israeli bill on settlements a risk to two-state solution

There are now more than 550,000 setllers living on occupied Palestinian land. Bennett said such a state would be "a profound mistake". The global community considers all Israeli settlements in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank to be illegal - whether they are authorised by the government or not.



Turkey attacks 12 IS positions in N. Syria

In August, Ankara sent ground troops into northern Syria to support Syrian opposition fighters battle the IS and to curb Syrian Kurdish forces' territorial gains. This is when a suspected Syrian government helicopter bombed their positions near Dabiq, a former ISIL stronghold. The dead and injured, one of whom was said to be in a critical condition, were taken to hospitals in the southern Turkish provinces of Kilis and Gazientep.