In brief: Man dies after falling in Liffey

A MAN has died after falling into the River Liffey last night.

The man, who was in his early 20s, entered the water close to Wellington Quay just before 11pm.

He was located by the emergency services and taken to the Mater Hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardai do not suspect foul play was involved.

Separately, another man was rescued from the river at the Ha'penny Bridge at 10.20pm last night.

Dad quizzed on Jersey slayings

A 30-year-old man arrested over the murders of three adults and three children in Jersey was being questioned in police custody today following his release from hospital.

Detectives have been waiting to quiz Damian Rzeszowski (30) about the massacre in the Channel Island's capital St Helier on August 14. He is believed to have stabbed himself in the chest following the attacks, which left his 30-year-old wife Izabela Rzeszowska dead along with their two children.

Scans see early Alzheimer's

Brain scans may identify early signs of Alzheimer's disease even when there are no symptoms, a study has shown.

Researchers looked at more than 300 people in their 70s and 80s who had no memory or thinking problems.

A third of participants had significantly high levels of protein deposits linked to Alzheimer's in their brains, the scans revealed.

The findings were published online in the journal Neurology.

¤2bn damages for Cuban exile

A Miami judge has awarded a Cuban exile $2.8bn (¤1.9bn) in damages for the forced suicide of his father after Fidel Castro took power during a revolution in 1959.

It is unlikely the plaintiff will get to collect much of that. Cuba's government has flatly refused to pay similar damage awards in the past, leaving lawyers scrambling to find assets linked to Havana around the world they can attempt to seize.

Two years ago a different judge awarded Gustavo Villoldo more than $1bn in damages.