While you were sleeping - all the stories you missed overnight
The latest in the series of Republican debates in the US happened overnight with Donald Trump's immigration plan savaged by rivals.
Donald Trump reiterated his pledge to deport 11 million illegal immigrants from America during the Republicans' fourth presidential television debate on Tuesday night - a plan savaged by rivals including Jeb Bush, who warned overzealous anti-immigrant sentiment would be a gift to Democrats.
The debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had been seen as a good opportunity for Mr Bush to try and reassert himself in the race - but while it was his best night so far, he was fairly muted.
In the Us, nine people are feared dead after a small business jet crashed into an Ohio apartment building.
The authorities have confirmed two deaths but say they are not expecting any survivors after the crash in Akron.
The Akron fire department says investigators are trying to independently determine how many people were on the 10-seat plane when it went down.
Closer to home, it's been revealed that a six-foot boa constrictor 'capable of eating a baby' found in London park.
The huge reptile was found in Danson Park, south east Londo just yards from a childrens play area.
The boa constrictor, which could easily kill and eat a cat, was taken from the Bexleyheath park in south east London to the RSPCA reptile centre for specialist care.
RSPCA inspector Anthony Pulfer said: "It was lucky this poor Boa constrictor was found because it is far too cold for him to be outside.
On the front pages back at home, the Irish Independent leads with the headline 'Former Minister accused of child sex abuse'
The story reveals that a former government minister is being investigated by gardai amid allegations that he sexually abused children.
A number of alleged victims have given separate statements claiming they were subjected to abuse by the respected politician in the 1990s.
The Herald also leads with the Minister story, revealing that the allegations are understood to have emerged in the last six months .
The Iriah Examiner leads with 'Package to entice builders to tackle rent crisis'. The paper reports that sweeteners oif up to €8,500 for developers of affordable homes are being made available.
The Irish Daily Mirror leads with 'Don't evict us for Christmas'. The story tells how two young children face being evicted from their tragic dad's council home in the run to XChristmas.
The Irish Sun runs with an update on the trial of murdered mum Margot Seery. The paper claims that the organs may have been sold for medical research or place in another body as a mistake.
The Irish Daily Star also runs with an update from the the Margot Seery case as her killer, Howard Kelly has released a statement in which he begs her family for forgiveness and apologises for his actions./
The Irish Daily Mirror leads with the fallout from the rent crisis. The fronbt page story reveals that rents are soaring by over 50pc and landlords say they are being panicked into hiking their rates to beat new law.
Finally, The Irish Times leads with the news that an Inquiry into IBRC will take years says judge