Thursday 23 November 2017

What it says in the papers - all the stories you may have missed

Kim Jong Un with some of his general staff in Pyonyang.
Kim Jong Un with some of his general staff in Pyonyang. Newsdesk Newsdesk

'Gardai to quiz injured man over baby's death' is the front page story from the Irish Independent this morning which reports that an investigation has been launched following the suspicious death.

The alarm was raised by the child’s mother around 6pm yesterday evening and emergency services were sent to the apartment complex in Killarney, Co Kerry.

The story covers the front page of many of the nationals this morning, with The Herald running with the side bar 'Gardai probe death of baby boy'.

Read more: Horror as 11-month-old baby boy dies and man hospitalised

The lead story from this paper is '50 women linked to feud' as the females linked to the bitter gang war between the Hutch mob and the Christy Kinahan cartel have been warned by garda over their safety.

'Garda probe as 11-mth old baby found dead' is the lead from the Irish Daily Mirror while the Irish Daily Star runs with 'Cops probe baby death'. Both red tops also feature Conor McGregor's match defeat over the weekend on their front page, with the UFC fighter's resolution: "I'll be back".

The Irish Examiner leads with the upcoming vote for Taoiseach with the headline 'FG and FF likely to be shunned by small groups' as Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin have both been dealt a double blow in their rival bids to gain power.

Read more: Kenny and Martin failing to gain any extra backing

'FF leader unlikely to bridge gap with Kenny in Dail vote' is the angle taken by The Irish Times as the paper reports a gap of 13 votes between Kenny and Martin.

In world news, North Korea has threatened nuclear strikes on the US and South Korea, this time in reaction to the start of huge joint military drills by the two countries.

Belligerent threats have been a staple of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but they spike especially when Washington and Seoul stage what they say are annual defensive springtime war games.

A gas leak at a coal mine in north-east China has killed 12 miners, state media reported.

The accident happened at a mine in the city of Baishan in Jilin province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Read more: At least 12 miners killed following gas leak at coal mine

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have tangled aggressively in a Democratic presidential debate over trade and Wall Street influence.

Ms Clinton accused her opponent of turning his back on the car industry while Mr Sanders countered that her friends on Wall Street had "destroyed this economy".

Read more: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash in bad-tempered Democratic debate

One man has been killed and two injured in a shooting at a business in western Sydney.

New South Wales police said they found three men with gunshot wounds after responding to reports of a shooting at a sign-making business.

Read more: One man killed and two injured in shooting at sign-making business in Sydney

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