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Japan's Joseph makes eight changes for Ireland, Leitch back as captain

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Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made eight changes to the starting 15 ahead of Saturday's second test against Ireland at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

Rugby-Japan's Joseph makes eight changes for Ireland, Leitch back as captain 12:44pm BST

June 22 Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made eight changes to the starting 15 ahead of Saturday's second test against Ireland at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

Afghanistan and Ireland wait on vote to join test nations 11:36am BST

Afghanistan and Ireland could join the ranks of full test-playing nations if they receive the backing of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) conference on Thursday.

Cricket-Afghanistan and Ireland wait on vote to join test nations 11:04am BST

June 22 Afghanistan and Ireland could join the ranks of full test-playing nations if they receive the backing of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) conference on Thursday.

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Very good chance May to get deal on propping up government by Thursday - DUP 10:16am BST

LONDON There is a very good chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party by next Thursday to prop up her minority government, a senior DUP lawmaker said on Thursday.

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Ireland's Schmidt makes six changes for final Japan test 9:53am BST

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made six changes to the starting 15 for Saturday's final test of the summer tour against Japan at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

Rugby-Ireland's Schmidt makes six changes for final Japan test 9:52am BST

June 22 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made six changes to the starting 15 for Saturday's final test of the summer tour against Japan at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

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Quiet Munsterman O'Mahony ready to lead Lions roar 9:10am BST

AUCKLAND But for Jamie Heaslip succumbing to a hamstring strain just before Ireland's Six Nations clash with England in March, there is a good chance Peter O'Mahony would not be on the British and Irish Lions tour at all.

Rugby-Quiet Munsterman O'Mahony ready to lead Lions roar 9:08am BST

AUCKLAND, June 22 But for Jamie Heaslip succumbing to a hamstring strain just before Ireland's Six Nations clash with England in March, there is a good chance Peter O'Mahony would not be on the British and Irish Lions tour at all.

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Government confident of deal with Northern Ireland's DUP - Hammond 8:48am BST

LONDON British finance minister Philip Hammond said he was confident Prime Minister Theresa May will strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to gain support for her minority government.

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Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq "When I looked out of the window and saw the minaret was no longer there, I felt a part of me had died." For Ahmed Saied, a 54-year-old Iraqi schoolteacher, and many others Mosul can never be the same after Islamic State militants blew up up the leaning minaret that had graced his city for nearly 850 years.