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Body found on busy street

THE body of a man was discovered on a busy street as people made their way to work in Galway city today.

Gardai sealed off a section of the city this morning after the grim find.

The man is understood to be in his 40s and is believed to be a local. The death is not believed to be suspicious.

The body was found at about 7.30am on Shop Street, a popular tourist spot in the city. It was discovered between the Treasure Chest and the Galway Camera Shop.

The remains have been removed to University Hospital Galway.

FIFTEEN KILLED IN PRISON TURF WAR

At least 15 inmates were killed in a bloody battle among inmates in a prison in Venezuela.

The country's prisons chief, Iris Varela, said a 16th person was killed in a different part of the jail in unrelated violence.

The battle in Sabaneta prison in Maracaibo appeared to have been for control of the prison grounds. Last year 591 inmates were killed and 1,132 injured.

SUSPECTS HELD ON ACID ATTACKS

POLICE in Zanzibar have arrested 15 people over the acid attacks on two British teenagers and a priest.

Some have links to al-Qa'ida and Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, a police spokesman revealed.

Officers had earlier seized 29 litres of acid from people who had held it illegally.

Last week, a Catholic priest was badly burned in the fifth acid attack in Zanzibar since November. Last month, 18-year-old volunteer workers Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee had acid thrown in their faces.

STRAUSS-KHAN TO WORK FOR FREE

EX-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is facing pimping charges in France, will not be paid for his first three months as an economic adviser to Serbia.

"We will work for three months pro bono, then see what happens," he told a conference in Belgrade.

Strauss-Khan did not comment on the charges, but Serbia's deputy prime minister Aleksandar Vucic dismissed the idea that they could damage Serbia.


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