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Man set for trial over bus death

A TRIAL date has been set for a homeless man accused of killing a man by pushing him under a Dublin bus in the city centre last year.

Edward Connors (29) had been sent forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court from the District Court on a charge of unlawfully killing Eoghan Dudley (28) on Dawson Street on December 6, 2012.

His counsel, Keith Spencer, told Judge Mary Ellen Ring that his client was both deaf and dumb and required a sign language interpreter.

Judge Ring set a trial date for May 6, 2014, and remanded Connors in continuing custody.

CROOK POSED AS

STAR'S BROTHER

A conman who posed as comedian Peter Kay's brother to scam cash from landlords has pleaded guilty to fraud.

Peter Stead claimed he was Danny Kay – the brother of award-winning stand-up comedian – when he offered to put on comedy nights.

Police said 50-year-old Stead, of no fixed address but previously from Mackworth in Derbyshire, England, was working as a conman under the ruse of fundraising for the Lewis Mighty Fund, a charity raising money for a young boy in Nottingham.

He was remanded at Derby Crown Court for sentencing on June 21.

TOURIST CRITICAL

AFTER RIOT INJURY

An Egyptian tourist is in a critical condition after being hit by a police gas canister in a crackdown on anti-government protests in Istanbul.

The 34-year-old woman was undergoing an operation after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

A total of 12 people, including a pro-Kurdish MP, suffered trauma injuries and hundreds suffered respiratory problems due to the effects of tear gas during the clashes.

GERMANY LOSES 1.5M PEOPLE

Germany managed to lose about 1.5 million people in one day after a new census yesterday showed that officials had overestimated the population for years.

Most of them are likely to be foreigners who failed to declare their departure.

The new headcount put Germany's population at 80.2 million, down from just under 82 million.


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