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Thursday 16 August 2018

All-Ireland walk raises €100k

The biggest gathering of All-Ireland-winning GAA captains ever assembled has helped raise around €100,000 for suicide awareness and prevention.

In all, 60 hurling and football captains who had led their county to the All-Ireland participated in the walk in Galway at the weekend.

The three-day walk, '100,000 steps for Cormac', was in memory of Cormac Connolly, a member of the Connolly hurling family from Castlegar in Co Galway.

The walk started on Thursday in Portumna and featured all the Galway teams in hurling, football, camogie and ladies football who have won All-Ireland club titles.

Police in hunt for gunman

A New Zealand town is on high alert as police hunt for a gunman they say killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before fleeing on a bicycle.

Police scoured an area around the town's river and stormed a house. But after six hours, the gunman remained on the loose.

Police identified a person of interest in the case as John Henry Tully (48), a homeless man. The incident began when a man entered a Work and Income New Zealand office and started shooting.

Japan sees riseof fever cases

Japan has reported 19 new cases of dengue fever, most of them thought to have been contracted during visits to popular Yoyogi Park in downtown Tokyo. The cases raise to 22 the number of dengue infections thought to have been contracted locally. The health ministry earlier reported three local cases, the first in nearly 70 years.

Talkshow host shot dead

A British expat who became a US talkshow host has been shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana. Scott Rogers (52), a former dance teacher from Suffolk, was found shot dead in Iberville, Baton Rouge.

Police said it appeared the man, named as Mathew Hodgkinson - who is thought to be his son-in-law and also his former lover - had killed Around Town host Mr Rogers before turning the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt.

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