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Irish potato crop is changing lives in drought-prone Ethiopia

Irish potato crop is changing lives in drought-prone Ethiopia. Photo copyright Jennifer Nolan Concern Worldwide

The Irish potato is supporting communities in a region of Ethiopia so high above sea level that other crops are failing. Humanitarian organisation Concern Worldwide introduced the potato to four districts in the drought-prone highland regions of South Wollo in 2007. Despte the harsh conditions 3,000 metres above sea level, …

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Presidential candidate Joe Bidon says ‘Ireland will be written on my soul’

Joe Biden’s Irish cousin says it is “amazing” he is running for Presidency

US vice President US vice president Joe Biden was full of praise for Ireland during his visit, and proudly paid homage to his ancestral roots. In recognition of Biden’s Irish heritage, Ancestor Network pieced together his family tree, to discover just how Irish he is. Genealogist John Hamrock carried out …

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Bride dumps cheating fiancé at the altar by reading out his texts to another woman in front of wedding guests

Bride dumps cheating fiancé at the altar by reading out his texts to another woman in front of wedding guests

Imagine finding out on the eve of your wedding that your fiancé had been cheating on you with another woman. That’s what happened to one unsuspecting bride who has since gone public to describe her anger and humiliation… and how she dealt with it in her own unique way.

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Blogger writes a moving account of how it feels to be a fat person on a plane

Blogger writes moving account of how it feels to be a fat person on a plane

A social media personality has written a moving account of a recent plane journey that will help many people to understand the insecurities and fears experienced by overweight people. The blogger – named ‘Your Fat Friend’ – posted a series of Tweets on her Twitter account that gave an insight …

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Man wears a dress to work after being told he couldn’t wear shorts

A man went to work in a dress after being sent home for wearing shorts

A man who was sent home from work because he was wearing shorts ultimately had the last laugh when his boss was forced to overturn the rule. The recent heatwave was too much for Joey Bardge and he felt it would be reasonable to wear shorts to work while it …

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Elephants carry out dramatic rescue after baby falls into pool

Elephants carry out dramatic rescue after baby fell into pool

A pair of elephants have become online stars after they showed lightning fast reactions and teamwork to save the life of one of their babies who had fell into the water. The incident took place at the edge of a watering hole in Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea.

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Impressive kids set Guinness world record in skipping

Impressive kids set Guinness world record in skipping

A team of schoolchildren have set the Guinness World record for the highest number of skips over a single rope in one minute. The youngsters displayed an incredible level of teamwork, speed, balance and agility and they collectively leapt over the skipping rope a massive 225 times in the 60 …

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