Tuesday 6 December 2016

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Published 28/10/2015 | 07:18

A World War II-era tank exploded at a public gun range in Oregon Tuesday killing two people. In this photo, dated May 14, 2004, a visitor strolls past the remains of a tank and tank traps on Utah Beach in Normandy ahead of ahead of the 60th anniversary of the World War II allied landings. Reuters/Mal Langsdon
A World War II-era tank exploded at a public gun range in Oregon Tuesday killing two people. In this photo, dated May 14, 2004, a visitor strolls past the remains of a tank and tank traps on Utah Beach in Normandy ahead of ahead of the 60th anniversary of the World War II allied landings. Reuters/Mal Langsdon

Good news for Dublin as a recruitment firm has announced plans to open up a Dublin office creating 100 jobs.

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Glassdoor, which bills itself as the world's most transparent jobs marketplace, has launched its Irish website, the ninth country specific site since it was founded in 2008.

The new office will open in January with positions primarily in sales, marketing and customer success.

In, Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara easily won re-election in the first vote since a disputed poll five years ago sparked violence that killed thousands in the West African economic powerhouse.

He received nearly 84% of Sunday's vote, trouncing the opposition, according Youssouf Bakayoko, the head of the electoral commission.

Mr Ouattara needed to get more than 50% to avoid a run-off.

READ MORE: Recruitment company Glassdoor to create 100 jobs in three years

In the US, two people have died in an explosion inside a Second World War-era tank at a firing range in Oregon.

Police say the explosion occurred on Tuesday at a public gun range east of Bend. Paramedics tried to revive the victims but they died from their injuries.

READ MORE: Two people killed in Second World War tank at US firing range

Also in the US, a woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment.

Lori Sforza, who runs a Salem witchcraft shop and leads a pagan church, filed for court-ordered protection against harassment from Christian Day, whose website calls him the "world's best-known warlock".

READ MORE: Self-proclaimed 'witch' takes 'world's best-known warlock' to court

She accused him of harassing her online and over the phone for three years, and the two will meet in court today.

In the papers, one tragic story dominates most of the front pages - the death of Ciaran Treacy (4), killed by a drink driver in 2014.

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In a powerful victim impact statement, his grief-stricken parents,  Gillian and Ronan, said that they will never forgive the drink-driver for plunging their lives into hell and leaving them shattered.

Gillian Treacy's victim impact statement was read out in court yesterday and the harrowing text makes the majority of today's front pages.

The Herald's front page also covers the story, with Mrs Treacy writing she can never forgive the killer, Finbarr O'Rourke.

Elsewhere, the Irish Daily Mail leads with the story of the 15-year-old Irish accused of the TalkTalk cyber-attack. The paper claims that the youngster is 'obsessed with video games and has links to notorious hackers'.

The Irish Daily Mirror leads with the story of a marathon runner who saved the life of a school friend's wife after he stopped for a stretch in Monday's Dublin City Marathon.

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The Irish Times leads with Russian attacks lead to a new wave of refugees from Syria. Up to 100,000 people have left the Aleppo area since air strikes began.

As well as leading with the story of Ciaran Treacy, The Irish Examiner also reports that Paul O'Connell is set to become Dr Paul O'Connell with an honorary doctorate being awarded next week by the University of Limerick.
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