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Car accident boy gets ¤9k

An 11-year-old boy who was struck on the head by a car wing mirror has been awarded €9,000 in the Circuit Civil Court.

Barrister Vincent P Martin told the court that in November 2007, Cian Tunney, then aged six, was walking opposite Gael Scoil on Old Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Dublin, when the accident happened.

The boy sustained an injury to his forehead and abrasions to his right elbow and ankle.

Cian, of Alpine Heights, Clondalkin, Dublin, sued driver Sandra Duke, of Colemanstown, Rathcoole, Co Dublin, through his mother Margaret Tunney (43), for damages.

Over 100 lost in ferry sinking

Dozens of people were missing today after a ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh.

About 35 people were rescued after the ferry sank in Munshiganj district, 20 miles south of the capital Dhaka.

Estimates on how many people were on board varied. Mr Khan put the number at close to 200, while Dulal Dewan, a survivor, said about 300 people were on board when the ferry sank.

Dealer denies

$2m art fraud

A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to defrauding a Los Angeles art collector out of more than $2m by selling him forgeries of the work of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.

Matthew Taylor entered the plea in a Los Angeles federal court. He is scheduled to go to trial April 3.

Prosecutors say the 43-year-old former art dealer is accused of altering paintings from unknown artists to make them appear to be from their famous counterparts, then selling the bogus pieces at sky-high prices.

Euthanasia doctor dies

A US doctor who campaigned for a state law allowing terminally-ill patients to end their lives has died after using lethal chemicals obtained under the initiative he championed.

Peter Goodwin, 83, died at his home in Oregon surrounded by his family, said a spokesman for Compassion & Choices, an organisation he launched.