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Dad (74) raped five daughters

A TERMINALLY ill man who sexually abused five of his daughters will be sentenced next week.

The 74-year-old man pleaded guilty to 16 sample counts of rape, indecent assault and sexual assault between 1977 and 1990 in Galway.

The Central Criminal Court heard that the man raped two of his daughters from the age of eight, the abuse happening on a daily or weekly basis.

Mr Justice Paul Carney said he would be handing down a significant prison sentence, and ordered a report on which prison would be able to take the man, who has cancer.

Bomb blast kills two pilgrims

A BOMB hit a procession of Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq's capital, killing at least two people, officials said.

The blast came days after another attack killed seven on a pilgrimage. Violence during the pilgrimage has raised fears of heightening tensions between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims.