In Brief: Courier loses injuries claim

A MOTORCYCLIST has lost a claim over injuries he suffered when he allegedly had to avoid a fire engine on the wrong side of the road.

Courier Adrian Abrudan sustained an injury to his left leg after the incident with a fire truck operated by Dublin City Council on Avondale Road/Monk's Place,Dublin 7, on January 19, 2009.

Mr Abrudan (44), of Phibsboro Road, claimed the fire engine was driving at excessive speed, crossed to the wrong side of the road and forced him to brake hard and lose control of his motorbike.

In the High Court Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O Neill dismissed his claim saying Mr Abrudan was the "author of his own misfortune."

Fresh clashes over verdict

BANGLADESH'S largest Islamic party is enforcing a general strike across the country for a second day to protest against a war crimes verdict.

A tribunal said Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was guilty of killing and aiding Pakistani troops in killing 369 people during its independence war in 1971. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Clashes killed up to four people and injured dozens in a first day of protests.

Actor set for

school board

AN actor from the hit US TV show Breaking Bad has won a seat on Albuquerque's school board.

Steven Michael Quezada plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show, which features a former high school teacher who starts selling drugs.

Quezada was running unopposed for a seat on the city's west side District 5.

Google wins trade law case

AUSTRALIA'S highest court has thrown out a ruling against Google that had found the internet giant guilty of breaching trade law by hosting deceptive advertisements.

The High Court's decision overturned a federal court ruling that Google had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct with four ads that appeared on its Google Australia website. Google had argued that it was not responsible for the content of the ads.