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Driver killed in Cork collision

Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the R586 in Co Cork yesterday.

A 23-year-old male was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving left the road. He was pronounced dead at scene.

A post mortem is to take place at Cork University Hospital, with its date and time yet to be arranged yesterday evening. The crash took place at Murragh, Enniskeen, outside Bandon at approximately 3.10pm.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Bandon Garda Station on 023 8852200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Cannabis haul at hospital

A cannabis factory was found in the grounds of a mental hospital, police in Wales have confirmed.

Detectives unexpectedly found 30 illegal plants in a disused ward in Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff, while searching for a missing person.

It is believed the dealer or gang responsible had also hooked up powerful ultraviolet lights and ventilators powered by the hospital's electricity supply.

The hidden factory was discovered on June 30.

Spain trials new Ebola drug

Spain has imported a US-made experimental drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola.

The Health Ministry said in a statement that the ZMapp drug, made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical of San Diego, was obtained in Geneva, Switzerland, this weekend and taken to Madrid to treat Miguel Pajares. There is no known cure for Ebola and more than 1,000 people have died in the current outbreak.

Kasparov aims for chess crown

Former world champion Garry Kasparov is hoping to oust the head of the World Chess Federation in a bitter contest on the sidelines of an international tournament in Norway.

Kasparov, a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin, is challenging Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a wealthy businessman known to be supported by the Russian president.


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