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Mystery around man's stabbing

GARDAI hope to interview a middle-aged man who is recovering in hospital with multiple injuries after he was stabbed in an incident in west Cork.

The 49-year-old is in a stable condition after suffering stab and slash injuries in Skibbereen on Friday evening.

A group of friends out socialising were approached by the man who staggered and then collapsed in front of them on North Street shortly before midnight.

Gardai have so far not received any reports of a fight or fracas in the town.

Top medic has caught Ebola

An official in Sierra Leone said one of the country's top doctors has contracted the Ebola virus.

Dr Victor Willoughby is the 12th Sierra Leonean physician to become infected - 10 of whom have died.

Nearly 1,800 people have died from Ebola this year in Sierra Leone amid the regional epidemic. Doctors and nurses have been especially vulnerable because the disease is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of the sick.

Haiti's prime minister quits

Haiti's prime minister Laurent Lamothe has announced that he is resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission's call for him to step down.

Mr Lamothe said he was leaving "with a sense of accomplishment", adding: "This country has undergone a deep and dynamic transformation and a real change in benefit of its people."

President Michel Martelly said earlier he accepted the findings of the commission that had recommended Mr Lamothe's replacement.

Star 'opened plane's door'

US R&B star Jeremih and two others are facing charges in New Jersey after one of the men allegedly opened a door to a boarding ramp at Newark International Airport after it had been closed to prepare for take-off.

A member of the 27-year-old Don't Tell 'Em singer's party tried opening the door in an attempt to get his tardy fellow travellers on board the Phoenix-bound flight.


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