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Body found near hospital

GARDAI are not treating the discovery of a woman's body in the grounds of a psychiatric hospital as suspicious.

The remains of a 34-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, were removed from the grounds of St Dympna's hospital on the Athy Road in Carlow town at midday yesterday.

Gardai confirmed a post mortem examination carried out on the woman's remains revealed "nothing suspicious".

It is understood her body was found by a local person walking through the hospital grounds early in the morning.

Adoption from Africa gets OK

Irish couples will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand under the new Adoption Act.

This follows a year in which adoptions from Vietnam, the country supplying the largest number of children for adoption into Ireland, were suspended in the light of a critical report on Vietnam's adoption procedures from Unicef's international social service. However, adoptions from Vietnam will resume when Vietnam ratifies the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoptions.

Live films start on YouTube

YouTube is making its long expected foray into live streaming by launching an experimental trial with four new media partners.

It will be previewed in a two-day trial beginning today, but is expected to later grow considerably across the Google -owned website.

Four YouTube partners will take part: the celebrity-focused Young Hollywood, the online television outlet Next New Networks, the how-to guide Howcast; and Rocketboom, the internet culture video log.

"This is just an initial trial, a first step," said YouTube product manager Josh Siegel.