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In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Daniel Kinahan pictured at the funeral of David Byrne who was shot dead in the Regency Hotel attack at St Nicolas of Myra Church,on Francis Street , Dublin. Photograph: Collins Dublin.

Daniel Kinahan has been in the news a lot lately and it has little to do with his leadership of the most profitable organised crime group in Irish his(...)

Rasha Akkazah, with an address at North King Street, Dublin, pictured leaving court after her son’s damages claim failed. Photograph: Collins Courts

A boy, who allegedly stopped talking and would not let his mother get on a bus after a minor accident when he was a baby, has lost a €15,000 damages c(...)

Carmel Breen, before her illness, supports Munster at a rugby match.

Imagine: you slip gently into the Land of Nod as a high-drive, progressive, active, healthy person only to awaken to an unexpected, uninvited invader.(...)

Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson in a new Sky Arts show, Urban Myths

Picture the scene. A casting meeting in an office somewhere in Greater London for Urban Myths, a Sky Arts satirical comedy series about things that m(...)

US marines arrive at the Gulf of Tadjoura beach in Djibouti, during a military drill. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty

Djibouti is the only place where the navies of the world’s great military and economic rivals, the US and China, are moored alongside each other. Si(...)

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at the  Brighton-Middlesbrough match last December. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

There are ‘C’ words to love or hate but the most untrustworthy must be charisma. That’s why it will be entirely refreshing if this Arsenal side ultima(...)

The toy car containing five vials, believed to contain ricin, were hidden in the battery compartment. Photograph: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

A computer programmer is facing a lengthy jail sentence for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the dark web after being inspired by hit US televis(...)

A man ordered enough deadly poison on the Dark Web to kill 1,400 people, a English court has heard. Father-of-two Mohammed Ali, (31), allegedly tried (...)

A picture taken from Turkey shows Islamic State (IS) flags displayed by militants in the east of Syrian Kobani city, at the Syria-Turkey border near Sanliurfa. Photograph: EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani today after subjecting the Syrian border town to (...)

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