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NI Weather: A mixture of sunshine and showers

There will be a mixture of sunshine and showers. Credit: UTV

There will be a mixture of sunshine and showers, some of the showers will be on the heavy side with the chance of hail and thunder.

Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy for Saturday with scattered showers, but these easing from the south later.

Turning unsettled from later Sunday with periods of locally heavy rain, which turns more showery for Monday.

France beat Ireland in Rugby World Cup group decider

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Ireland's Women’s Rugby World Cup dreams are over following defeat to France in their group decider.

The hosts lost 21-5 in Dublin on Thursday evening.

France top Pool C and will go through to the semi-finals which will be held in Belfast next week.

Ireland will face Australia in a fifth-place playoff at Kingspan Stadium on Tuesday.

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Postponed Frampton fight is cancelled

Credit: Pacemaker

Carl Frampton’s postponed fight with Andrés Gutiérrez has now been cancelled.

In a statement, his management company Cyclone Promotions said a proposed date in November was “unsuitable to all parties”.

The original fight was due to take place at the SSE Arena in July but had to be called off after Gutiérrez slipped and injured himself in the shower.

Cyclone said they are disappointed for the boxers and fans but said refunds will be available for ticket holders.

They went on: “We are currently working to arrange a date for a new fight and we are confident that Carl Frampton can be a world champion again.”

Pair released in Derry pipe bomb attack probe

Army bomb experts dealt with a viable pipe bomb at Earhart Park in the Shantallow area of Derry in January. Credit: Pacemaker

Two men have been released unconditionally in Londonderry by police investigating dissident republican activity.

The pair, aged 22 and 29, had been detained in the Claudy and Shantallow areas on Thursday and were taken to Belfast for questioning.

Police said the arrests related to a pipe bomb attack in the Earhart Park area of the city in January this year.

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