Evening top 5: Trump urges Muslim leaders to "stamp out" extremism; Coveney outlines policy objectives

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Trump urges Muslim leaders to "stamp out" extremism

President Donald Trump called for unity with allies in the Middle East and urged them to confront "Islamist extremism", in Riyadh on Sunday. 

During the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia, Mr Trump pressed the need to confront radical ideology and promote a peaceful vision of Islam to the world. 

During his address to Muslim leaders he said "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.

 

Man arrested over homophobic vandalism on The George nightclub

A man has been arrested over a homophobic attack on The George nightclub in Dublin.  

Yesterday morning, grafitti and a swastika were scrawled in chalk on the outside walls of 'The George' on George's Street in Dublin. 

Management later removed the graffiti but a man in his twenties has since been detained and taken to Pearse Street Garda Station where he's been questioned in connection with criminal damage to the venue.

 

Coveney outlines policy objectives as leadership campaign kicks into gear

The Housing Minister Simon Coveney has set out his policy objectives as he kicks off his campaign to become the next leader of Fine Gael.

Minister Coveney sparked speculation that he may pull out of the race yesterday – when he cancelled an event at his constituency office.

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has opened up a strong early lead – with the support of 45 out of the 73 members of the parliamentary party.

 

Man charged in connection with drug seizure in Rathmines

A 33 year old man has been charged in connection with the seizure of cash and cannabis in Rathmines in Dublin.

Cannabis herb and resin with an estimated street value of €30,000 was discovered along with €6,000 euro, during an operation carried out by the Dublin Eastern Divisional Drugs Unit in the early hours of this morning.

The operation was part of ongoing investigations targeting the sale and distribution of controlled drugs in south Dublin.

 

Facebook's internal guidelines revealed on sex, terrorism and violence

Facebook's internal guidelines for issues including sex, violence, terrorism and racism have recently been revealed.

An investigation by The Guardian has reviewed over 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts pertaining to issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm.

According to The Guardian's story, Facebook also has guidelines for issues such as match-fixing and cannibalism.