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US court rejects Trump bid to re-instate ban; Ian Bailey indicted by French court and Cameroon win Africa Cup of Nations

US court rejects Trump bid to re-instate travel ban

Judges have rejected Donald Trump's appeal to have his travel ban immediately reinstated.

On Friday, federal judge James Robart halted the order that temporarily blocked all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied a formal request by the US Department of Justice to lift the ruling on Sunday. 

Ian Bailey indicted for murder by French court

Ian Bailey has been served with a murder indictment by a French court.

Mr Bailey is the chief suspect for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in December 1996.

The French authorities are seeking to put Mr Bailey on trial in France. 

Cameroon win Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon have staged a major upset, by clinching the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years with the winning goal coming the final minutes of normal time.

After slipping into a 1-0 deficit, Cameroon equalised in the 59th minute through defender Nicolas Nkoulou from a corner. That goal cancelled out  Mohamed Elneny's opener for Egypt in the opening 22 minutes.

And with time running out, Cameroon emerged the unlikely winners with substitute Vincent Aboubakar scoring a stunning goal on 88 minutes to win the title. 

Why cigarettes could soon cost almost €30 a packet

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) is urging the Government to drastically increase the cost of cigarettes here.

In a pledge to mark World Cancer Day, it wants Ireland to follow the example of Australia - which has made a commitment to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to AUS$40 (€28.47) by 2020.

Cigarettes cost almost AUS$25 (€17.60) per packet in Australia currently.

Ireland lose to Scotland in entertaining match

Ireland and Scotland treated the fans to an entertaining opening match in this year's Six Nations although it was the home side who were celebrating at the end. 

The away side laid down a marker early to assert their dominance at scrum time winning two early penalties against the inexperienced Scottish front row. The opening stanza of the match was pockmarked with handling errors as both teams played at pace from the off. 

The home side kicked deep into Irish territory only for Keith Earls to slice his clearance into touch. From the resulting line-out, intense Scottish pressure led to an overlap and Stuart Hogg touched down to give the home side a 5-0 lead. Laidlaw converted to bring the score out to 7-0