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Inquest delay on stab victim

An inquest into the death of a Polish man who was stabbed in Fairview was adjourned at Dublin City Coroner's Court.

Bartlomiej Urbaniak (29) attended a private party in the Wright Venue in Airside Retail Park in Swords On December 12, 2011.

He left the Swords venue with friends and went to a second party at an apartment on Richmond Road and was then stabbed in an incident in the early hours of the morning.

The inquest was adjourned for six months for further garda investigations.

Cleaner ruins modern art

A modern-art installation valued at ¤800,000 was seriously damaged after a cleaner scrubbed away a patina intended to look like a dried rain puddle.

Martin Kippenberger's When It Starts Dripping From The Ceiling remains in place at Dortmund's Ostwall museum, despite the damage from earlier this month.

Cleaning personnel had instructions to stay at least 20cm away from the artwork and it was not clear why it had fallen victim to the woman's scrubbing brush.

Illegal migrant in ¤20k payout

An illegal immigrant who arrived in Britain as a stowaway and then committed 20 offences was awarded nearly ¤20,000 compensation for being falsely imprisoned for four months.

The judge concluded that 28-year-old Joseph Mjemer should be freed and paid damages by the British Home Office for "loss of liberty".

He ruled that Mjemer, who took legal action after being granted legal aid, should be awarded £17,360.

Mjemer told him: "Thank you very much."

Eight shot dead at volleyball

GUNMEN opened fire on a group of volleyball players in the drug violence-plagued state of Sinaloa, Mexico, last night, killing eight people and wounding at least seven.

Police chief Francisco Cordova said some of those killed were playing volleyball while others were watching.

It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was drug related, but Sinaloa is the home state of Joaquin Guzman's powerful drug cartel and has been the scene of bloody gang battles.