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"Go home": Virginia governor hits out at white supremacists after Charlottesville violence

Virginia's governor has ripped into the "white supremacists and the Nazis" who took part in a far-right rally in Charlottesville.

Far-right activists organised the event to protest against Charlottesville's plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from the city.

But it turned violent on Saturday afternoon, as mass brawls broke out between them and counter-protesters, with people throwing punches, hurling water bottles and using pepper spray as riot police were deployed.

Concerns raised that some children 'have known nothing but homeless accommodation'

Serious concerns have been raised that there are children here who have known nothing but homeless accommodation.

The Sunday Business Post reports that a "growing chorus of influential voices" warn that the housing crisis will lead to a 'lost generation' of young people.

Former attorney general and tánaiste Michael McDowell told the paper: "Irish society is sleepwalking towards another tipping point".

Century-old cake discovered in Antarctica described as 'almost edible'

A century-old cake discovered in Antarctica has been described as 'almost edible'.

Conservation workers with the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered the fruit cake still wrapped in paper and held in 'the remains' of a tin.

Despite the condition of the tin, the cake is said to have been in 'excellent condition', and "looked and smelt (almost) edible".

Cliona Foley on Mo Farah: "I can't believe the way it was covered on BBC"

Mick Foley and Cliona Foley joined Joe Molloy for Off the Ball's Sunday Paper Review to look back at last week's main talking points.

The discussion turned to Mo Farah and the lack of analysis of certain elements of his training regime which has seen his rise to fame in the athletics' world.

He has won four Olympic gold medals and six world championship titles since he began working with American coach Alberto Salazar in 2011.

British ministers: Brexit transition period "will be important" for businesses

Two senior British ministers have declared that the UK will need a transition period for businesses to adjust after Brexit.

Chancellor Philip Hammond and the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have jointly made the suggestion in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

Without suggesting how long a transition would last, they say the 'time-limited interim period' would come into effect when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 - but insisted it would not be a 'back door' for staying within the union.


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