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Local fisherman found dead

THE body of an Irish fisherman was recovered from the sea off west Cork after the alarm was raised by a Spanish trawler which had taken shelter from recent storms.

A crewman on the Spanish vessel spotted what he thought was a body in waters off Dinish Pier. The coastguard was alerted and the body was recovered around 2pm. The man in his early 60s was pronounced dead a short time later. He is understood to be a father of three from Ardgroom. Gardai said it is unclear whether he slipped and fell into the sea or may have taken ill and then tumbled into the water.

Minister dies after head butt

A Palestinian minister died after reportedly being head-butted by an Israeli soldier wearing an riot helmet.

Ziad Abu Ein (55) fainted after a scuffle with security forces as he tried to accompany a group of Palestinian land-owners to an olive grove north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. He died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Sex predator wins lottery

A sexual predator has won almost $3m (€2.4m) from a Florida Lottery ticket.

Orlando television station WKMG reported that Timothy Poole purchased the winning ticket last weekend at a convenience store near Orlando.

Poole is listed on a Florida Department of Law Enforcement website as a sexual predator. The television station says Poole was arrested in 1999 for on a charge of sexually battering a 9-year-old boy.

Poole denied the allegations but pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery and was sentenced to time in jail.

Scientists make 'feel full' recipe

scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining more weight.

The ingredient, developed by researchers at London's Imperial College and at the University of Glasgow, contains propionate, a natural substance that stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.