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Boy airlifted after car crash

a young boy was airlifted to hospital following a car accident in Connemara. The seven-year-old was rushed to Galway University Hospital by helicopter following the crash between the car in which he was travelling and a tow-truck.

The accident happened at Glenbricken, about three miles north of Clifden, around 10.30am yesterday and the driver of the car was also taken to hospital in Galway. The boy - a passenger in a rear seat - was in a stable condition last night.

Kids want to grow up rich

One in five children aged up to 10 years old say they "just want to be rich" when asked what they would like to be when they grow up, according to a survey.

Other popular answers included "famous", a "police officer", or a "zoo keeper", with one in 16 children also saying they would rather not work at all, discount website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk found.

The children were also asked whether they thought money could buy happiness. Three-quarters of the youngsters said "yes".

Bomb threat 
on Qatar flight

Police arrested a man on board a Qatar Airways plane on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat following a warning to the pilot of a possible device on the aircraft.

A British Royal Air Force fighter jet escorted the flight carrying 269 passengers and 13 crew travelling from Doha, Qatar, to a safe landing at Manchester Airport, the flight's original destination. Greater Manchester Police had been dealing with the incident as a full emergency, and the runway was briefly closed.

Angry bird sues over soft toys

A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush toys for pets called "Angry Birds" is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the popular videogame of the same name.

Juli Adams claims her 2006 trademarked designs were later jettisoned to make way for a merchandising opportunity for Rovio's game, which was launched in 2009.