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Fresh delay in 'scarring' trial

A DUBLIN woman accused of slashing another young woman on the face may have the matter struck out if the book of evidence is not ready on the next court date.

Linda Swan (33) is alleged to have left the victim with a scar along the left side of her face.

She is facing trial the Circuit Court after a judge previously ruled that the matter was too serious for the District Court.

Swan, of Drumcairn Avenue in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court accused of seriously assaulting Nicola Mahon, at Kilmartin Green, Tallaght, on October 22, 2011.

Judge Denis McLoughlin adjourned the case to a date in June for the service of the book of evidence.

Children hurt in slide horror

Six people, some believed to be children, have been rushed to hospital after an inflatable slide was blown away.

The incident took place yesterday morning at Ripley, Yorkshire, England, when strong winds lifted the attraction into the air.

It is not believed anyone was critically injured.

Four dead in bridge collapse

At least four people died when a small bridge collapsed near Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya.

Several motorcycle drivers and their vehicles fell into the Pasak river yesterday while they were crossing the suspension bridge in Ayutthaya province's Tha Ruea district.

Authorities found four bodies under the rubble. Twelve people were injured.

Police killed in bomb ambush

A remote-controlled roadside bomb killed three police officers in eastern Afghanistan yesterday.

The bomb exploded in Ghazni province beneath a police convoy that was travelling to the district of Zana Khan to take part in a military operation against insurgents.

The blast destroyed the vehicle carrying Col Mohammad Hussain, the deputy provincial police chief, killing him and two other officers. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility in an email sent to the media