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This Week in Pictures: August 29 – September 2, 2016

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The world was a hotbed of breaking news last week so lets take a moment to look back at some of the big stories that hit the headlines.

In Mexico a visit by US presidential candidate Donald Trump sparks controversy in light of the bombastic, and distinctly racist, comments made by the New York billionaire at the launch of his campaign for the White House. Invited by President Enrique Pena Nieto the Republican Trump returned to the US and delivered another xenophobic tirade including yet more references to building a wall along the 1000 mile long border between the two countries, although payment for its construction was not discussed on his trip.

In Rome Pope Francis canonised Mother Teresa, the nun celebrated for her work amongst the slums and poor of India, proclaiming her a saint in a service that attracted tens of thousands of pilgrims to St. Peter’s Square. With two miracles curing the sick ascribed to her since her death in 1997 her rise to sainthood was expected. “She made her voice hear before the powers of the world so they might recognize their guilt for the crimes of poverty they themselves created.” said the head of the Catholic church.

In London a celebration was held to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire Of London which destroyed much of the city over the course of four days in 1666. Famously described by diarist Samuel Pepys the fire laid waste to over 13,000 buildings including St. Paul’s that was so famously reconstructed. Flames were projected onto the dome of the new Cathedral as part of the celebrations and a scale model of the city, a hundred and twenty meters long, was set ablaze on the Thames.

In sport Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix after a disastrous start from Lewis Hamilton saw him drop down the field, and unable to recover only managed to come second which cuts his lead in the World Championship down to just two points, so the question is now; Which of the two Mercedes drivers will win the season? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to keep up with all the F1 news but in the meantime here’s a look at some of the stories we covered over the last seven days.

GamingZion looks into the news that the IOC is investigating two Irish boxers for Olympic gambling.
Irish boxers 2016

(Photo: rte.ie)

GamingZion discusses the news that Tony Romo fractured his back in a preseason game against Seattle.
Tony Romo 2016

(Photo: insidethestar.com)

You could have bet on England to change their captain after the Euro 2016 tournament but new manager Allardyce is sticking with Rooney.
England football team 2016

(Photo: yibada.com)

GamingZion’s article series collects the best young talents in Spanish football, going through all teams. Part 4.
football in Spain

(Photo: deportesrcn.com)

The odds on Trump winning the White House begin to seem worryingly short but could that be the best thing to ensure a Clinton victory?
Trump vs Clinton

(Photo: al.com)

GamingZion takes a look at the most popular sports to bet on in the US and globally
Betting on sports in 2016

Betway Sportsbook have prolonged its sponsorship deal with West Ham United for three more seasons.
Bet on football

(Photo: West Ham Football)

Meanwhile Claus Jorstad, a photographer in Norway, complained to Ikea in strained tones of an injury he sustained sitting on a shower stool he’d purchased from one of their stores. The construction of the seat, to provide drainage, has a number of holes atop it and it was through one of these that half of his testicles became trapped causing him a protracted period unable to move for fear of further damage, until the water ran cold enough to cause adequate shrinkage. Ikea have issued the 45 year old an apology.

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