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Bouncer struck victim on jaw

An onlooker to a nightclub brawl has lost his sense of smell after being struck by a bouncer, a court heard.

Tomas Cernis (23) of Sheephill Avenue, Corduff, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Kenneth Flood at Hush nightclub at the Red Cow Hotel, Dublin, on December 30, 2007.

The court heard that Mr Flood was queuing for his jacket when a fight broke out between people he didn't know.

The group were pushed outside by bouncers and Cernis punched Mr Flood in the jaw. The victim suffered swelling to his eye and damage to his nose. The judge imposed a suspended sentence of two years.

North Korea's

tribute rocket

North Korea is to launch a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite in honour of late president Kim Il Sung's April birthday.

Lift-off will take place between April 12 and 16 from a station in North Phyongan province, the spokesman said.

The launch will take place exactly three years after a similar launch in April 2009 drew widespread condemnation from the US, South Korea and others as a cover for testing North Korea's long-range missile technology.

Crashed ship's

bell is missing

ITALIAN prosecutors are investigating the disapp-earance of the bell from the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia.

Franco Gabrielli, Italy's national official for search and salvage efforts, said the bell disappeared several days ago.

It had hung off one end of the ship and was inscribed with the vessel's name. The Concordia struck a reef on January 13 and capsized near Giglio island. The death doll is 25 with seven still missing.

Host Holly has big 'Surprise'

Holly Willoughby has revealed she is hoping to sing the theme tune when she hosts a one-off return for popular TV show Surprise Surprise.

She is to replace much-loved host Cilla Black -- who also sang the theme tune -- when the programme comes back for a special edition later this year.