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In brief: Woman throws baby out window

Published 01/01/2011 | 05:00

Police in Jamaica said a woman killed a newborn baby girl by throwing her out of a second-storey window at a maternity hospital.

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The infant was found dead outside Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston. Police do not know if the woman is the baby's mother.

Hot treats at sex toy drive-through

Business is booming at a new drive-through in Huntsville, Alabama -- which sells adult items including lingerie and sex toys.

The Pleasures store found a loophole in the Bible Belt state's anti-obscenity laws. Sex toys can be sold for "medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement" purposes.

Freedom in return for giving kidney

Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott, who have served 16 years of a life sentence for an $11 (€8) armed robbery, are to be freed -- provided Gladys (36) donates a kidney to Jamie (38).

Their lawyer said Gladys offered her kidney as part of a parole petition.

Defence may say Jackson killed self

Lawyers for the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson could claim the star killed himself when a hearing begins next week.

Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said he believed defence attorneys for Dr Conrad Murray were looking into that theory.

Irish cottage not 'improper gift'

The US Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint alleging that senator Christopher Dodd's cottage was an improper gift.

The Connecticut Democrat said allegations that the price he paid for the Co Galway seaside home was so low that it amounted to a gift were baseless.

Sally's revenge on cheating Kevin

Sally Webster is to take revenge on husband Kevin in 'Coronation Street' by seeking comfort in the arms of his friend Tyrone Dobbs.

Sally (Sally Dynevor) and Tyrone (Alan Halsall) have found solace together since the crash that killed Tyrone's wife Molly, with whom Kevin had been having an affair.

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