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Lansbury play to be screened

HOLLYWOOD legend Angela Lansbury will be guest of honour at the Irish screening of one of her most famous stage performances.

Ms Lansbury (88), who has lived in Cork for many years, will attend a special screening of a filmed version of the play, Driving Miss Daisy: The Play in the Ballymaloe Grainstore on August 3.

While best known for her TV series, Murder She Wrote, Ms Lansbury has enjoyed a glittering film and theatre career, picking up five Tony awards and three Oscar nominations. She has also won six Golden Globe awards.

Jail for iPhone stun gun man

A 21-year-old man who was caught by police with a stun gun disguised as an iPhone has been jailed.

Police were called Marcel Cross' home in Oxfordshire following reports he was possession of a stun gun.

Police told the court "there can only be one reason for disguising an item like this and that is to allow a person to carry it without detection". Jailing him for three years prosecutors said they hoped the tough sentence would act a deterrent to others.

Convoy battle leaves 60 dead

Gunmen have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.

The attack came as Iraq's parliament was set to elect a president, part of a troubled political transition that has seen repeated delays despite the lightning advance of Sunni militants across much of northern and western Iraq last month.

Naked burger thieves strike

florida police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from a beach-front restaurant. Police say the men - two entirely naked and one in his underwear - broke in and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.

Lou Bangert, general manager of Doc's Beach House told reporters that he's never witnessed such a crime in the restaurant's 27-year history. Thieves have broken in and taken cash, but he says no one has ever broken in completely naked looking for burgers.