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Gardai in ¤140k heroin seizure

Gardai in Dublin have seized heroin with an estimated street value of €140,000.

As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs, gardai attached to the Terenure district carried out a search and arrest operation.

During the operation, gardai searched a house in Rathmines yesterday afternoon.

A man in his late 20s was arrested and last night was was being detained under the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.



Eight killed by Beirut bomb

A car bomb ripped through Beirut yesterday, killing a top security official and seven others.

Dozens were wounded in the attack, which the state-run news agency said targetted the convoy of Brigadier Wissam al-Hassan, head of the intelligence division of Lebanon's domestic security forces.

The violence is thought to be connected to the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Al-Hassan led an investigation that implicated a pro-Syrian politician and one of Syrian President Bashar Assad's top aides in plots to carry out bombings in Lebanon.



Pussy Riot singer appeal

The sole member of anti-Kremlin punk group Pussy Riot freed on appeal has taken her case to the European Court of Human Rights, accusing Russia of violating her right to freedom of speech and illegally detaining her.

Yekaterina Samutsevich (30) was one of three band members sentenced to two years in jail in August for belting out a profanity-laced song against President Putin in a Moscow cathedral.

She was freed on appeal on October 10 after her lawyer argued she had not taken part in the protest because she had been stopped and led away before it took place.



Prince on visit to Auschwitz

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene have visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The couple yesterday walked into the Auschwitz camp and visited its crematorium and red-brick barracks that house inmates' belongings and hair.

Prince Albert also visited nearby Birkenau.


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