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#Rescue Mission

From The42 Mayo come from 12 down and bag two added-time goals to draw with relegated Monaghan Drama Aplenty

Mayo come from 12 down and bag two added-time goals to draw with relegated Monaghan

Elsewhere in the last round of the Lidl Ladies National Football League, Westmeath beat Tipperary.

From TheJournal.ie Medics reach Thai football team trapped in cave Rescue Mission

Medics reach Thai football team trapped in cave

Heavy rain is forecast for northern Thailand, which could mean the boys will need to be evacuated within the next week.

From TheJournal.ie Argentine navy says 'explosion' detected in search for missing submarine Rescue Mission

Argentine navy says 'explosion' detected in search for missing submarine

The 44 crew members now missing for a week.

From TheJournal.ie Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay GALWAY BAY

Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay

An alert was raised with the Irish Coast Guard yesterday evening when the boat failed to return to shore.

From TheJournal.ie Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea Rescue Mission

Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea

Benedict Allen was travelling alone to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe when he went missing.

From TheJournal.ie Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members Garda Divers

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.

From The42 'It's a tough time for us': Toulouse and McAlister out to lift gloom by upsetting Munster Champions Cup

'It's a tough time for us': Toulouse and McAlister out to lift gloom by upsetting Munster

The four-time winners return to the quarter-finals for the first time since their 2014 thrashing at Thomond Park.

From TheJournal.ie Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food Chance Discovery

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food

The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Navy rescues fisherman suffering serious chest pains 225 miles from coast Rescue Mission

Irish Navy rescues fisherman suffering serious chest pains 225 miles from coast

The Navy responded to a distress call last night.

From TheJournal.ie Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today Lifeboat

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today

The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued.

From TheJournal.ie 'A fitting tribute': Coastguards called to rescue operation at ceremony to remember people lost at sea Rescue Mission

'A fitting tribute': Coastguards called to rescue operation at ceremony to remember people lost at sea

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died in September, is among those being remembered.

From The42 Keaveney: If high fielding isn't protected, it will kill the game Rescue Mission

Keaveney: If high fielding isn't protected, it will kill the game

Gaelic football great has called for immediate rule changes to reduce hand-passing and make the game more attractive to watch.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people LE Eithne

The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people

the Lé Eithne has been operating in the Mediterranean since last month.

Woman devises cunning plan to rescue her bra from neighbour's back garden

Never lose your unmentionables in a freak wind again.

From TheJournal.ie Luca the dog rescued after falling 200ft down a cliff edge Rescue Mission

Luca the dog rescued after falling 200ft down a cliff edge

After a 30 minute “challenging rescue” a very “frightened and shivering” Luca was rescued by Howth RNLI.

From TheJournal.ie Obama praises fallen soldier in Afghanistan rescue mission Fallen Soldier

Obama praises fallen soldier in Afghanistan rescue mission

A U.S. special operations member was killed during the of an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue SOS This post contains videos

Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue

A stranded Irishman called home for assistance when injured and stranded in a remote area of Greenland.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Election Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Election Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: It’s polling day – we tell you where to go and what to do when you get there; department of Foreign Affairs responds to criticism of its Libya rescue effort and how a Limerick dog pulled a Lassie.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Dept of Foreign Affairs puts crisis management team in Libya; the last day of campaigning sees party leader return closer to home and the government rushes through ‘three strikes’ legislation on illegal file sharing.

From TheJournal.ie Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best

Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best

As the countdown to the rescue of 33 miners begins in Chile, the men’s partners start their own preparations…

FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter is expected to arrive back in Boston this afternoon after a three-day trip to North Korea – bringing with him an American who had been detained by the communist country since January.

Aijalaon Mahli Gomes, 30, had been arrested on January 25 after crossing into North Korea from China. He was sentenced to imprisonment at a labour camp and fined around $700,000 for illegally entering the country.

The North Korean state-run news agency described the release – which came after Carter’s visit prompted a pardon of Gomes’ apparent crime – as a “manifestation of [its] humanitarianism and peace-loving policy”.

It added that Carter had “made an apology to Kim Yong-Nam [the president of the national assembly] for American Gomes’ illegal entry into the DPRK and gave him the assurance that such case will never happen again on behalf of the government and the ex-president of the US.

“He asked Kim Yong Nam to convey to General Secretary Kim Jong-Il a message courteously requesting him to grant special pardon to Gomes to leniently forgive him and let him go home.”

A spokesman for the US Department of State said that America appreciated “former President Carter’s humanitarian effort and welcome[d] North Korea’s decision to grant Mr Gomes special amnesty.”

Gomes had lived in Seuoul before his detention, and was the fourth American to have been arrested for sneaking into the country in the last two years.

Bill Clinton had taken a similar mission last year to secure the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Time magazine suggested that Carter had been deployed on the mission as he did not hold any position in the Obama administration.

Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for having been the only American commander-in-chief not to have ordered troops into battle.

FORMER US PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to North Korea to negotiate the release of an American man sentenced to eight years in prison there.

Boston resident Aijalaon Mahli Gomes, 30, was arrested after crossing into North Korea from China on 25 January.

He was sentenced to imprisonment at a labour camp and fined around $700,000 for illegally entering the country.

Carter will be operating as a private citizen, and not in any capacity connected with the Obama administration. Time reports that Carter was picked for the mission because he is no longer a government employee.

North Korea has allegedly agreed to release Gomes to Carter.

Bill Clinton operated in a similar capacity last summer when he travelled to North Korea to accompany Laura Ling and Euna Lee home. The two reports had been arrested for illegally entering the country and were held for 140 days.

Clinton’s visit raised a series of questions about what the relationship between the White House and North Korea involved, and to what extent communication was being held between the two.