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Monday 25 September 2017

Sinn Féin TDs try to hunker down in the Twilight Zone

It was a tense-looking Gerry Adams who took his seat in the Dáil chambers for Leaders’ Questions, surrounded by a phalanx of subdued deputies
It was a tense-looking Gerry Adams who took his seat in the Dáil chambers for Leaders’ Questions, surrounded by a phalanx of subdued deputies
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A few days ago, the inhabitants of two cities in China were transfixed, and the denizens of social media all agog, over a mysterious object which materialised in the sky above Jiangxi and Foshan. It appeared to be a metropolis of towering buildings nestling in the middle of a cloud formation.

It brought streets to a standstill for the fleeting few minutes it was visible. Was it a glimpse into a parallel universe? Or was it a secret weapon being tested by a hostile power? Or was it a UFO?

But weather experts had an explanation for the unsettling sighting. It was an optical illusion known as a Fata Morgana - a type of mirage which distorts objects from their original appearance, rendering them almost unrecognisable.

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