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Four in custody over gun killing

FOUR men were still being questioned today about the murder of a man who was shot in Dublin last February.

Aidan Byrne was hit 10 times by a gunman armed with a 9mm pistol as he sat in a car off the North Circular Road.

The four suspects are alleged to be members of a major north city gang responsible for a number of fatal shootings and robberies.

They are being detained in four separate garda stations, and can be held for up to seven days without charge.

Israeli soldier on looting rap

The Israeli military said today a soldier had been charged with looting the lead ship in a Gaza blockade-busting flotilla stopped by naval commandos in a bloody raid.

The military said the soldier was accused of stealing equipment from the Mavi Marmara after it was towed to an Israeli port.

The bloody raid sparked an outcry and forced Israel to ease its blockade of Gaza, aimed at weakening its Hamas rulers and preventing weapons shipments.

Siege devices are detonated

Four explosives linked to the gunman who took three hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters in the US state of Maryland have been detonated.

Montgomery County Fire Chief Richard Bowers said the devices, taken from a home, were in addition to four devices that James Lee had brought with him during the hostage ordeal.

Investigators are still looking for a vehicle that was owned or operated by Lee (43) who was shot dead by police during the siege.

GM shares to go on market

General Motors plans to start trading shares again on November 18, allowing the company one more quarter of earnings to build its case to investors.

Scott Sweet, managing partner of IPO Boutique, said GM planned to price the shares on November 17 and begin selling the next day.

He said the car maker wanted to start a two-week road show to drum up investor interest on November 3, the day after the US congressional elections.