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Saturday 16 December 2017

Dublin set to honour Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi

BURMA'S pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Dublin this afternoon for a series of events.

Thousands are expected to honour the Nobel Peace Prize laureate as she delivers an open-air address this evening and receives the freedom of Dublin city - 12 years after she was awarded the accolade.

Bono and fellow aid campaigner Bob Geldof will also stage a special tribute concert, where Ms Suu Kyi will be presented with Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award.

Ms Suu Kyi was under house arrest or in prison for 15 of the past 24 years until her release last November.

The human-rights campaigner, who has accepted a Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded while under house arrest, is visiting Europe for the first time since 1988.

Spider-Man 2 premiere

THE Amazing Spider-Man has it's UK premiere tonight, unveiling the new Peter Parker - British actor Andrew Garfield.

The 28-year-old and co-stars including fellow Brit Rhys Ifans and American Emma Stone - Garfield's girlfriend who also plays his love interest in the film - are due on the red carpet in London's Leicester Square.



Vitamin D may prolong life

OLDER people who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, according to an international review of several studies covering more than 70,000 people.

Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology found that older people who were given the supplements were 9pc less likely to die over three years than those given placebo pills. Vitamin D alone had no impact on death rates.

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