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Irishman drowns at Croatia gig

AN Irishman drowned at a music festival in Croatia at the weekend.

Police in Pula said a man's body was recovered from the sea on Sunday morning. The tragedy occurred as thousands of revellers attended the Dimensions underground electronic music festival in an abandoned fort.

A beach party and performances planned for Sunday evening were cancelled. The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the victim's family.



Drugs battle claims 16 more

Police in southern Mexican state of Guerrero found 16 bodies left in a truck.

The bodies were found in the city of Coyuca de Catalan, close to the border with Michoacan state.

The remote mountain region, known as 'Tierra Caliente' for its steamy climate, is a battleground between drug gangs including La Familia Michoacana and the breakaway Knights Templar.



Man missing since Saturday

GARDAI at Kilmainham, Dublin, are appealing for help in tracing a 44-year-old man missing since Saturday.

Paul Butler, from Co Waterford, was last seen on Stevens Lane, Dublin 8, at about 8.30pm on Saturday.

He is about 6ft, with blue eyes and brown hair. When last seen he was wearing a wine cardigan, blue-and-yellow striped T-shirt, denim jeans and black running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilmainham garda station on 01 666 9700, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.



Cash deal on 9/11 museum

An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the September 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks.

The agreement is between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the foundation that controls the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

The museum was supposed to open this month, but building work all but ceased a year ago because of a funding squabble.


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