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Court orders son out of home

A woman in her 70s has secured a High Court order requiring her son and daughter-in-law to leave the family home.

Elizabeth Stanley, who lives with her husband Jim at Rahandrick, Ballacolla, Partlaoise, Co Laois, was granted an injunction yesterday pending the outcome of the full hearing of the dispute by Mr Justice Colm McEochaidh.

It compelled her son, Patrick Joseph Fitzpatrick (46), and his wife, Aine, to vacate the property. In his ruling Mr Justice McEochaidh said he was satisfied Mrs Stanley was entitled to an injunction.

Family sorry for Uzi death girl

The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor accidentally killed by a nine-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child.

Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in Arizona when she squeezed the trigger.

The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward and Mr Vacca, 39, was fatally shot once in the head. His daughter, 19-year-old Ashley, told NBC that the family knows it was a tragic accident.

Prosecutors say they will not file charges.

Student's body found in Israel

Israeli forensic investigators have identified a recently-found body as that of a US religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the body was confirmed early on Friday morning to be that of seminary student Aharon Sofer.

"There is no suspicion of foul play," said Samri, meaning Sofer's death was not a militant attack or a criminal attack. She had no further details on how he died.

Bombers won't fly once again

Hopes of the only two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers from the Second World War flying together at an air show have been dashed.

The aircraft were due to thrill crowds at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset this weekend.

But one of the planes suffered engine problems during a flight in County Durham and the displays have now been cancelled.


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