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# officials

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Zelenskyy suspends 28 more security officials amid concerns of collaboration
In his nightly video address, Zelenskyy said a ‘personnel audit’ of the Security Service of Ukraine was underway.
Malaysian officials seize African elephant tusks and pangolin scales worth over €17 million
The contraband was discovered hidden behind sawn timber following checks on a ship coming from Africa last week, according to authorities.
Barnes and Pearce confirmed as referees for Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
Both deciders will take place later this month.
Referee appointments confirmed for Munster and Leinster Champions Cup quarter-finals
The last-eight ties of the European Rugby championship will take place in May.
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'The refs have the hardest job in the game' - Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones
The Welshman opted against commenting on Rassie Erasmus’ remarkable video.
Here are the referees for this year's All-Ireland hurling finals
Tipperary and Kilkenny go head-to-head in the senior decider on 18 August in Croke Park.
Furious Pochettino confronts referee Mike Dean after defeat at Burnley
The Spurs boss took exception to some of today’s officiating, including the decision to award a corner which led to Burnley’s opening goal.
Polish officials shut down 13 escape rooms over safety flaws after 5 teenage girls die in fire
Firefighters found the victims’ bodies after they extinguished a fire next to the locked room.
How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing
Greg Garner, the Pro14′s elite referee manager, explains their five-year plan.
Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible
2018 is proving to be a great season except in one area, writes Steve O’Rourke.
Ref review: How did the match officials do in Ireland's win over the Wallabies?
There were three yellow cards in Melbourne and there potentially could have been more.
Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies?
Marius van der Westhuizen had some big decisions to make in Brisbane.
Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct?
We asked a current referee to review some of the incidents from Leinster’s narrow win over Racing.
Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck
More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.
Ex-Connacht scrum-half among seven referees awarded IRFU contracts
Frank Murphy and Joy Neville are among those rewarded by the union.
'Condoms, what are they?': Customs official describes the morning of the 1971 contraceptive train
“I was told, ‘Just stand there and look intelligent’. I hadn’t a clue what was going on.”
At least 97 dead and hundreds injured in Indonesian earthquake
The province was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Rio drug dealers have been using the Olympics logo on products
Police say they seized marjijuana labelled with the logo of the Rio 2016 organising committee.
Ex-Anglo officials hid accounts from taxman, jury told
Closing speeches are taking place in the trial of three former Anglo officials.
Belfast prison agrees to take drug smuggler Michaela McCollum
The Peruvian ministry of justice and human rights must approve the repatriation.
Munster's Foley joins O'Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash
The southern province’s head coach felt BJ Botha and Damien Varley should have stayed on the pitch.
Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient
His family have also been ordered to stay inside their apartment.
Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska
The warplanes intercepted the jets on Wednesday.
ERC staff called in to run first ever Rugby Champions Cup
Employees of the organisation that administered the Heineken Cup will be parachuted in to organise the new competition.
Police officers and rabbi among 70 arrested on child pornography charges
Investigators took five weeks to impound nearly 600 computers, laptops, smartphones and thumb drives containing pornographic images.
Noonan 'assumes' officials didn't think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter
The Minister for Finance said the government were “not happy” with the situation.
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un hails execution of powerful uncle
Kim made his first public comment on Jang Song-Thaek’s execution during his new year message.
Ireland's John Lacey to referee Six Nations opener
The full list of match officials for Ireland’s 2014 Six Nations campaign has been revealed.
Owens to ref Leinster's Heineken Cup showdown with Saints
The ERC’s list of refereeing appointments for the third and fourth rounds of the European competition is out.
This unusual building is where one town council holds its meetings…
… and it’s above a McDonalds. What other strange, but beautiful buildings around the country house our government get-togethers?
Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians
The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.
Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation
Gardaí and Revenue seized more than three million cigarettes in two separate raids.
Ferguson hits out at officials following late drama at Tottenham
The Manchester United boss also said he was “relatively happy” with his team’s performance.
Romain Poite named as ref for Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash
The Frenchman will whistleblow at the Millennium Stadium – scene of a lineout-gate in 2010.
Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again
War… saw, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
'Important step' as WTC health programme adds 50 types of cancer
They were added to a list of World Trade Center attack-related illnesses covered by a health coverage programme. Today marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks.
7 million illegal cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
The cigarettes were found as part of a routine search of a shipment which had arrived from Belgium.
Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico; could hit US
Hurricane Irene is making its way to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and possibly Florida. Nearly 600,000 people in Haiti are still without shelter after last year’s earthquake.