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In Brief: Car driver dies in bus collision

A motorist was killed when his car was in collision with a bus carrying more than 20 passengers.

The man, in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Barnesmore Gap on the Ballybofey to Donegal Road, Co Donegal.

Bus Eireann confirmed that 24 passengers were on its service, with one taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with minor injuries.

A spokesman said the bus driver was not injured.

Gardai in Ballybofey have appealed for witnesses.


'Unplanned' baby blues

WOMEN who have an unplanned pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postnatal depression.

A year after having their babies, just 3pc of women who intended to fall pregnant suffered from the condition, compared with 12pc of women who had 'mistimed' or 'unwanted' pregnancies, a new study found.

The study was carried out by researchers from the University of North Carolina in the US.


Man shot in hand in Dublin

A 40-YEAR-old man was hospitalised after reportedly getting shot in the hand in Dublin.

Emergency service personnel rushed to the scene in West Co Dublin after receiving a call about a man with gunshot wounds in Slade Road, Saggart, at 10pm last night.

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade told the Herald: "The call came in from a third party. The ambulance had to go looking for him. He was walking down the road.


Japan admits military abuse

Japan has acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during the Second World War.

A parliamentary statement signed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged a document produced by a military tribunal containing a Japanese soldier's testimony about abducting Chinese women as sex slaves.