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Friday 17 August 2018

€700k home ruling delay

A High Court judge has given a mother-of-four on social welfare another week before deciding if a bank should be allowed seize her €700,000 property.

High Court President Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said he was adjourning the matter for a week to give Mary White and Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank an opportunity of filing further legal documents.

Judge Kearns last week blocked the Dublin City Sheriff, James C. Barry, from evicting White and her family from 190 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin. He had asked Ms White to file an affidavit explaining why she thought he should further restrain the eviction.

Ebola cases rise to 700 a week

More than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, showing the outbreak is accelerating.

Three weeks ago the number of new cases was around 500 for a one-week period. The number of people believed to have been killed is now more than 2,600, an increase of roughly 200 from the last estimate.

The outbreak has struck Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal.

Russians beat BBC crew

A BBC news team, including Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg, has been attacked and their recordings wiped as they filmed in southern Russia.

The corporation has now lodged a formal protest with Russian authorities and called for a thorough investigation into the incident in which it said the crew were "badly beaten".

Rosenberg was accompanied by a producer and cameraman. The cameraman is still receiving treatment for concussion and other injuries.

Church death toll reaches 80

The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80.

A spokesman for the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency announced the toll as search operations continued at T.B. Joshua's Synagogue, Church of All Nations, on the outskirts of Lagos.

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