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Boris Johnson has been warned he has 11 days to produce a written plan for a Brexit deal.

The ultimatum's been issued by Finland's prime minister - who says it will all be 'over' unless the UK comes up with concrete proposals by September 30th.

Antti Rinne said he and French president Emmanuel Macron agreed to the deadline at a meeting in Paris on Wednesday.

Finland currently holds the rotating EU presidency - but the other member states would have to agree before the deadline's set in stone.

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has acknowledged he should have known better, after a photo surfaced showing him wearing brownface.

His campaign ahead of upcoming national elections has been hit by the publication of the yearbook photo showing him wearing a turban and robe.

He also had dark makeup on his hands, face and neck at a costume party in 2001.

Mr Trudeau has admitted he now recognises "it was something racist to do".

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The British Chancellor will make his first official visit to Dublin this afternoon for a meeting with the Finance Minister.

Brexit will be one of the main talking points between Paschal Donohoe and Sajid Javid.

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the DUP leader held talks at Government Buildings last night on the backstop and the need for the restoration of devolution in the North.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Arlene Foster said it's important for all sides to find a Brexit deal that works for everyone.

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A man in his 80s arrested after a shooting in Mayo has been released without charge.

The victim - a farmer in his 60s - was shot dead at Aghamore near Ballyhaunis shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

A post mortem has been completed but the results are not being released for operational reasons.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Doctors are being warned they face disciplinary action if found to be over prescribing highly addictive medication.

The Medical Council says the prescription rate of benzodiazepines, z-drugs and Pregabalin in Ireland is a major problem, on par with opioid prescription rates in the US.

It is calling on GPs to reduce the number of prescriptions of the drugs given to patients.

Main image: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture by: Yui Mok/AP/Press Association Images

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