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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Robinson goes to GAA match

A DEBUT appearance by Stormont first minister Peter Robinson at a GAA match has been hailed as "a little piece of history" by his deputy Martin McGuinness.

The DUP leader was a guest of the GAA's Ulster Council for the final of the Dr McKenna Cup between Derry and Tyrone in Armagh on Saturday night.

Ardent Derry fan Mr McGuinness was supporting his side and said Mr Robinson got a "warm reception".

He said that his attendance was evidence of his "inclusive approach".



Thai soldiers shoot 4 dead

Troops killed four suspected insurgents during a gunfight in Thailand's restive Muslim southernmost provinces, the military said, the latest unrest in a region plagued by years of separatist violence.

The four men were shot dead late yesterday and three others wounded when a gun battle broke out during an inspection of a pick-up truck by soldiers manning a checkpoint in Pattani province, 1,055km south of Bangkok.



Man becomes amputee on ad

An overweight man who unwittingly became an amputee in adverts that New York City is posting to warn against diabetes, says he is worried the ads might hurt his acting career.

Cleo Berry (27) of Los Angeles says he was "beyond shocked" upon discovering that a photograph he posed for several years ago had turned up on the internet -- but digitally altered to show him without one leg.

It appears on an ad warning that growing portion sizes can lead to diabetes and amputations.



Syrian troops attack rebels

In dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles, Syrian troops have stormed rebellious areas near the capital, shelling neighbourhoods that have fallen under the control of army dissidents and clashing with fighters. At least 62 people were killed in violence nationwide, activists and residents said.

The widescale offensive near the capital suggested the regime is worried that military defectors could close in on Damascus.

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