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Published 13/10/2015 | 06:39

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Chinese city of Tianjin has been rattled by another warehouse blast, two months after massive explosions in the area left 173 people dead or missing.

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The official Xinhua News Agency reported that a blast hit a warehouse for alcohol materials in the city and started a fire.

No casualties have been reported, Tianjin government's news office said in an online statement.

It said 3,000kg of alcohol were being stored in the 700 square metre warehouse, along with 1,000kg of acetic acid, which can be used in the making of plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Read more: Tianjin rocked by explosion two months after massive blast left 173 people dead

Hillary Clinton has visited Donald Trump's doorstep to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

The appearance at a boisterous rally of the politically potent Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas was a double win for Ms Clinton, letting her signal her support for an influential union while taking aim at the Democratic party's favourite foe.

The union, which represents casino and resort workers, is trying to organise hotel employees and invited all of the five candidates in town for the debate to the rally.

Ms Clinton was the only one who showed up, clad in a red outfit that matched the crimson union shirts. She urged the workers to "say No to Donald Trump".

Read more: Hilary Clinton has a dig at Donald Trump in front of his own casino

The Irish front pages continue to be dominated by the shooting dead of garda Tony Golden in Omeath, Co Louth over the weekend.

The Irish Daily Mirror reveals how Adrian Crevan Mackin was jailed for attempted murder as a teenager and for possessing images of animal pornography.

The front of the Irish Independent states that the 9mm Glock pistol still had a number of bullets in the magazine when Mr Crevan Martin turned it on himself.

Siobhan Phillips is continues to be in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital after she was shot in the head in the incident.

Read more: Killer armed with Glock was prepared to murder other gardaí

Details of Michael Noonan's budget are being leaked right across the papers this morning, with good news for pensioners and the squeezed middle and bad news for smokers.

The Independent reveals that the old age pension will be boosted by €3 a week and the fuel allowance will go up by €2.50 a week, there will be a significant cut to the dreaded Universal Social Charge and the Government's hard line on smoking will be maintained.

The price of a packet of cigarettes will rise by 50c but the price of a pint will remain untouched.

Read more: Pensions up €3 in 'family Budget' that chases old and young voters

Also making the front pages is the news that Sean O'Brien has been cited for a punch on French lock Pascal Pape during the 24-9 victory over Les Bleus in Cardiff on Sunday.

The Tullow Tank is almost certain to miss this weekend's quarter-final against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium as a result.

O'Brien will attend a disciplinary hearing in London at 1pm today.

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