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In Brief: Temptations star dies at 70

Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died at 70.

His wife Cindy said her husband died yesterday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness.

Street sang as a young man with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, but did not join the famed Motown group until the early 1970s.

He later made the move from his native Detroit to Los Angeles with other Motown acts and stayed with the group until the mid-1990s.

Mrs Street said her husband "was a really good person" who should be remembered for his work with the Temptations.

Funeral services will be held next week in Cypress, California.


Launch of Deaf Village Ireland

Deaf Village Ireland will have its official launch on Monday.

All those in the deaf community are invited to attend from 10am till 10pm.

There will be a social night from 7pm to 10pm with a charge of €10 per person.

For more details email Manager@deafvillageireland.ie.


Swiss woman hostage freed

A Swiss woman held hostage for nearly a year in Yemen has been freed by her kidnappers and flown to Doha following mediation by Qatar, the Qatari state news agency QNA has reported.

Armed tribesmen had kidnapped the teacher in western Yemen in March last year to press their government to free jailed relatives, according to a Yemeni Interior Ministry official.

QNA said that an assistant to the Qatari foreign minister and the Swiss ambassador in Doha were at the airport to greet the woman upon her arrival aboard a private plane from Yemen late yesterday.

Guidebook for Age Action

Home Instead Senior Care and Age Action is launching its Essential Guidebook for senior citizens in 2013 at a breakfast event tomorrow.

GAA commentator Micheal O Muircheartaigh will be on hand to launch the guidebook at 7.45am tomorrow in Fire Restaurant, Mansion House, on Dawson Street, Dublin.