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Mother glued girl to wall

A woman super-glued her two-year-old daughter's hands to a wall and beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her brain.

Elizabeth Escalona faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in July to attacking her daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, last September. Police in Dallas say the 23-year-old mother attacked the toddler due to potty training problems.

Jocelyn was hospitalised for about one week with injuries that included bleeding on her brain, a fractured rib, severe bruises and others likely caused by direct blows.

Luxury goods made in slum

Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study.

None of the tanneries packed into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into gutters and eventually the city's main river.

Festival for Michael Collins

The west Cork town of Clonakilty -- birthplace of General Michael Collins -- will stage a festival to mark the 122nd anniversary of his birth.

Michael Collins was 31 when he was shot and killed at Beal na mBlath during a Civil War ambush on August 22, 1922.

The festival will kick off on Friday with a dinner being hosted by Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley (FF), Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce chairman, Flor McCarthy, and Michael Collins Commemoration chairman, Michael O'Neill.

Assange group must pay ¤115k

Backers who stood as sureties for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before he took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London have been ordered to pay thousands of pounds.

Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle said the nine had to pay £93,500 (¤115,800) by November 6.

Mr Assange has been in Ecuador's London embassy since June as part of his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.