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# Rick Perry
If you can't laugh at yourself... Perry goes on Letterman after debate gaffe
He couldn’t remember his policies but he could remember all ten of these funny excuses…
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Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes
And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…
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Overzealous cleaner accidentally damages €800,000 artwork
Officials in Dortmund say that the dried rain puddle cleared away by the cleaner was actually meant to be there.
Man busted for drink driving twice... in one night
Robert Brodnick was arrested for a second time just minutes after he had been released the first time.
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Astronauts may face food shortage after Russian supply craft crashes
An unmanned Russian craft, carrying nearly three tons of food, water and oxygen, is lost after it fails to reach orbit.
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Man rescued from truck hanging over New York street
The salt lorry ploughed through a wall and was left dangling two storeys above the road.
# In the rough
BBC pundit apologises following Northern Ireland gaffe
Mark James’s insensitive quip about the latest violence in the North forced the Beeb and him into an apology.
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Watch: Leaked video of what Skype on the iPad looks like
It appears the online video chat service accidentally released its promo video a little early.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In your bank holiday Saturday Fix: Strike looms at Aer Lingus; the high-price of government advice; U2′s controversial Glastonbury appearance; a hair-raising announcement from Wayne Rooney; and the accidental Facebook party.
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German girl's sweet 16th ruined after she accidentally invites all of Facebook to party
The girl inadvertently invited all of Facebook to her birthday party with around 1,600 people obliging but it all ended in tears…
# No Christmas?
European Commission apologises after it issues a school diary devoid of Christian holidays
Diary received by Irish transition year students makes no mention of Easter or Christmas. The EU Commission says the error was “a mistake, not a policy”.
US presidential hopeful distances himself from a slogan written by a gay poet
Rick Santorum says he had “nothing to do with” the slogan on his website, written by a black, gay poet.
The 9 at 9: Sunday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Man arrested in connection with discovery of a body in Laois; Japan’s nuclear crisis under control ‘within nine months’; shocking figures from the ISPCA; and Cuba’s socialist state could be about to undergo huge change.
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The New York Times reports on Ireland’s new leader… Ms Enda Kenny
America’s newspaper of record refers to Ireland’s new Taoiseach as a woman as does Reuters news agency.