Tuesday 6 December 2016

While you were sleeping - all the stories you missed overnight

Published 29/10/2015 | 07:04

Presidential candidates Donald Trump (L) speaks while Ben Carson (R) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) look on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder
Presidential candidates Donald Trump (L) speaks while Ben Carson (R) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) look on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder

Overnight, in the US the Republican leaders debate was a fiery affair with Marco Rubio coming out on top.

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Candidates Rubio and Ted Cruz have emerged as the strongest challengers to insurgent front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, in a fiery debate that may have marked a new phase in the 2016 race.

READ MORE: Donald Trump and Ben Carson defend their White House bids in TV debate

Also in the US, three people have been injured in a shooting inside a US shopping mall.

The suitcase in which the child's remains were discovered
The suitcase in which the child's remains were discovered

Indianapolis police deputy chief of operations Brian Mahone said all three victims were taken to hospital and one is in a serious condition but expected to survive.

The other two do not have life-threatening injuries.

READ MORE: Three injured in US shopping mall shooting

The head of a ferry operator was sentenced to seven years in prison in South Korea's highest court over a ship sinking that killed more than 300 people.

READ MORE:  South Korean ferry firm boss jailed for seven years over sinking tragedy

The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co, on charges including manslaughter.

The court found Kim responsible for failing to prevent the overloading of cargo and improper storage on the ship that judges said contributed to the sinking.

In Australia, a man has been arrested over the killing of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in an Australian forest 750 miles from where her daughter's body was discovered dumped in a suitcase.

READ MORE: Man arrested over killing of woman whose remains found 750 miles from where daughter's body dumped in suitcase

The arrest came a week after police identified the remains of Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, 20, and her two-year-old daughter Khandalyce Pearce and seven years after police say the pair were killed at different times and in different locations.

In the papers, the Irish Independent leads with the story that higher level fees fundfed through a student-loan system is the frontrunner in options being considered by an expert group set up to advise the Government on financing the soaring cost of college education.

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The Herald leads with the tragic events in Sligo yesterday where a young woman was found dead at home. A picture of the young woman dominates the front page.

The tragic events in Sligo dominate the front page of the tabloids withe the Star, the Sun and the Irish Daily Mirror all covering the story.

The Irish Daily Mail reports on the admission by the Taoiseach yesterday that he was not told to have troops at ATMs. 

READ MORE: Kenny under fire for 'Army at the ATMs' comments questioned

The Irish Examiner's lead story concerns Billy Walsh who has put his "nightmare row"  with boxing chiefs behind him as he begins a "fairytale" new life in the US.

Finally, the Irish Times reports that property develoiper Michael Flynn aims to build 10,000 new homes over the seven to eight years after putting together a €400million funding package to relaunch his O'Flynn Construction Group in Ireland.

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