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Body of man is found in shop

GARDAI do not suspect foul play in the discovery of a man's body in a Cork shop. The man, in his 30s, was found in the shop in Blackpool shortly before 3pm yesterday.

He was found near a toilet and storage area by staff who alerted gardai.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was due to be transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH) for a post mortem examination.

Killer bean bag chairs recalled

AROUND 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated.

A 13-year-old boy from Texas and a three-year-old girl from Kentucky were found dead inside the chairs after suffocating from the lack of air and inhaling the foam beads.

The chairs were sold at Walmart and other stores and online at Amazon. They cost between $30 (€22.60) and $100 and were sold before July 2013.

Cyrus banned in morality row

A Miley Cyrus concert in the Dominican Republic has been banned on morality grounds.

The government commission that oversees public performances is outlawing the September 13 performance.

It said it took the action because Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law". Some critics have declared Cyrus' onstage antics, including crotch-grabbing, to be vulgar.

33 die as Egypt buses collide

Two buses have collided near a popular Red Sea resort in Egypt, killing at least 33 people, in the country's worst road accident in nearly two years.

The buses were coming from opposite directions when they collided on a main road about 50km from Sharm el-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula, a resort town popular with Irish holidaymakers.

Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazoue said the vehicles were not tourist buses and belonged to transportation companies, state news agency Mena reported.


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