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Published 19/10/2015 | 07:08
A Chicago man has been charged with child endangerment after his three-year-old son was shot and killed by his six-year-old brother while the two were playing.
The six-year-old found the loaded revolver on top of the refrigerator and shot little brother Eian Santiago in the head on Saturday evening, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. The older brother's name was not disclosed.
The boys' father, Michael Santiago, 25, was arrested and charged with child endangerment.
Also in the US, two people have been hit by bullets during a gunfight re-enactment in Arizona.
Police in the town of Tombstone said the skit was supposed to involve blanks, but one of the actor's guns fired lived rounds during a stand-off.
Actor Ken Curtis was hit and treated at the scene before being flown to a hospital in Tucson, where he was undergoing surgery to remove the bullet. Other rounds struck businesses and a bystander whose condition was not immediately known.
A man charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering a poison is due in court.
Stephen John Port, 40, of Cooke Street, Barking, was charged with four counts of murder in relation to the deaths of four men between June last year and September this year, Scotland Yard said.
He has also been charged with four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.
Port is due to appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates' Court today.
In Indonesia, six hikers have died after being caught in a forest fire on a mountain, officials said.
At least three other hikers were severely injured in the accident on the slope of Lawu Mountain on the country's main Java island.
A revealing new study has shown that men should sleep naked at night to improve sperm.
According to the survey, wearing tight underwear could damage sperm and harm the chances of having a baby, according to new research.
In fact, men who are hoping to become fathers should ditch their pants altogether at night and sleep naked for the best chance of getting their partner pregnant. In the daytime, a pair of roomy boxer shorts is considered the best garment to keep sperm cool and boost reproductive success.
Ireland’s defeat to Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup dominates the front pages of today’s paper. Joe Schmidt’s men fell to devastating defeat to the Pumas yesterday and a picture of a distraught Jamie Heaslip dominates the front page of today’s Irish Independent.
The lead story in the Independent is the garda crackdown on the provo border rackets after the murder of Garda Tony Golden.
Elsewhere, the Herald leads with a Dail committee wants to soften our drug laws to ease the pressure on the gardai and the courts.
A 24-year-old man who allegedly bite another passenger on an Aer Lingus flight before dying makes the front pages of several of the papers.
More than half of drink drivers escape conviction according to the Irish Times.