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In brief: Gardai appeal for missing man

GARDAI are seeking the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a 69-year-old man.

Patrick Rochford, from the Dundrum area of Dublin, was last seen at 10pm on Saturday in the Kilmainham area of Dublin.

Mr Rochford, who suffers from a medical condition, was wearing a brown anorak, grey wool jumper, grey slacks and black shoes. He is described as being 5ft 9in, of thin build with grey bushy hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any garda station.

China tightens adoption rules

The Chinese government is tightening adoption rules to combat child trafficking a day after eight people convicted of abducting or murdering children received sentences including the death penalty.

Only orphanages will be able to offer abandoned infants and children for adoption, and adults who adopt without official registration will not be recognised as legal guardians, the China Daily reported.

Trinidad police strike over pay

Officials in Trinidad say about 25pc of the Caribbean country's police officers have joined in a one-day strike.

A police union called for a day of "rest and reflection" as a way to protest against the government's offer of a 5pc pay raise.

Soldiers have been seen accompanying police in the capital. Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs says most officers are working but "there has been some measure of absenteeism".

Redman's tears over daughter

New Tricks star Amanda Redman "freaked out" and burst into tears when she saw her daughter playing a badly injured woman on the hit detective show.

Emily Glenister, Redman's daughter from her marriage to Hustle star Robert Glenister, is making her screen debut on the long-running BBC1 show.

Redman said it was "weird" acting alongside her daughter.