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Man (24) dies in road crash

A 24-year-old man has died after a car crash early this morning.

He died when the car he was driving hit a traffic island at Knockdoe on the N17 Galway to Tuam road at around 2.30am this morning.

The road was closed throughout the morning while gardai carried out a forensic examination at the scene.

Gardai in Galway are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mill Street gardai on 091 53 8000.

SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS 14 AFGHANS

A suicide bomber struck outside a provincial council headquarters in northern Afghanistan today, killing the council chief and at least 13 others.

Baghlan council leader Mohammad Rasoul Mohseni was entering the compound in the morning when the bomber ran up on foot and detonated his explosives.

Insurgents seeking to weaken the Afghan government have been carrying out attacks and assassinations intended to intimidate both officials and civilians ahead of next year's withdrawal of troops.

TWO FBI AGENTS

DIE IN TRAINING

Two FBI special agents on the agency's elite Hostage Rescue Team have been killed in a training accident in Virginia.

The FBI's national press office said that the accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday. No other details were given and the cause is under investigation.

The Hostage Rescue Team is part of the Critical Incident Response Group based at Quantico in northern Virginia.

NEVILLES' DAD ON SEX CHARGES

The father of Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville is to be charged with sexual assault.

Neville Neville (63) is accused of sexually assaulting a 46-year-old woman in March, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Nazir Afzal from the CPS said: "I have authorised the police to charge him with one count of sexual assault by penetration against a 46-year-old woman." He will appear in court on June 12.


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