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Man in court over burglary

A MAN whose fingerprints were allegedly found in a ransacked house has appeared before the courts.

Daragh Gaynor (25), of Pimlico, Dublin 8, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with burglary at St Augustine's Park, Blackrock, on November 4, 2011.

Garda Sergeant Peadar McCann told the court the homeowner arrived home shortly before 7pm to find that his house had been ransacked. He said garda technical experts found evidence.

Judge Bridget Reilly adjourned the matter for seven weeks.

Eight dead in LA road crash

EIGHT people were killed in California early today in a crash involving a tour bus and two other vehicles.

Officer Mario Lopez of the California Highway Patrol said many more were injured in the mountain highway crash about 80 miles east of Los Angeles.

The collision was between the tour bus, a pick-up truck pulling a trailer and a car.

Ali 'near death' rumours false

MUHAMMAD Ali's daughter dismissed rumours of the boxing legend being near death, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.

May May Ali said her father was well.

"He's fine, in fact he was talking well," she said.

"These rumours pop up every once in a while but there's nothing to them."

The rumours were started by a British tabloid newspaper report quoting Ali's brother, Rahman, as saying the 71-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was near death. Rahman, though, said he had not seen his brother since last summer.

Mummy to get CT scan in US

A US museum is to attempt to unwrap the story behind one of the earliest surviving Egyptian mummies – by performing a CT scan.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts joined forces this week with a medical imaging centre to complete the scan on Tjeby, its 4,000-year-old mummy excavated at Sheikh Farag in 1923.

The information gathered will help provide greater detail of the body, create a 3-D digital model and even reconstruct the face.