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Editor faces jail over Harte pics

THE editor who published images of Michaela McAreavey's dead body said he is disappointed and shocked after being convicted by a court in Mauritius.

Imraan Hosany, editor of the Mauritius Sunday Times, sparked outrage last July when his publication printed 12 images of Michaela's remains.

Hosany faces up to two years in prison for crimes against morality and a fine.

He told the Herald: "I'm shocked and disappointed, I have already apologised to the Harte and McAreavey families. I apologise again, but I do not believe I should go to jail."

BBC FACES 81 SEXUAL CLAIMS

SEXUAL allegations about 81 BBC staff have been reported since the Jimmy Savile scandal – with almost half still working for the body.

New figures show that 40 of the people whose names have come up since October 3 are staff or contributors to the organisation. The remainder have died or no longer work for the BBC.

Data from the Freedom Of Information request shows that just 10 of the cases involving present staff are ongoing with investigations by the police or the BBC

NEW 'SARS' VIRUS KILLS ONE IN TWO

THe new Sars-like respiratory illness that has killed more than half the people who have been infected with it is a "threat to the entire world", the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Experts raised concerns that the disease is "emerging faster than our understanding".

The WHO says that since last September, there have been 49 lab-confirmed cases across eight countries, which have resulted in 27 deaths.

Coronaviruses cause most common colds, but can also cause Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome).

CROCODILE KILLS MAN IN RIVER

A saltwater crocodile has killed a man in an Indonesian river.

The incident took place near villages where people have reported livestock losses in recent weeks.

Officials said the crocodile pulled Zam Ledoh (51) under as he searched for crabs in the Amabi river in East Nusatenggara province.

The farmer's mangled body was found downriver.


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