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'No foul play' in Mullingar death

GARDAI have ruled out any attack on Anthony Kelly, the man found dead outside his apartment in Mullingar yesterday. They are treating his death as a personal tragedy.

Mr Kelly's body was found in the hallway outside the apartment in Grove Court, where he lived with his partner Gordon Corroon.

The 31-year-old, a native of Strabane in Co Tyrone, worked at a local newsagents.

Although he appeared to have head and facial injuries, State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy concluded he had suffered sudden death.

Six years ago, Mr Kelly was the victim of an attempted tiger raid kidnapping.

Shuttle unveils space window

Astronauts ventured out on the third and final spacewalk of their Endeavour mission today to unwrap the International Space Station's phenomenal new £17m observation deck.

The seven windows were unveiled by Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick.

The deck, 5ft tall and nearly 10ft in diameter, offers 360-degree views of Earth and outer space.

Sentence date for abuse dad

A 52-year-old man is to be sentenced next month after being convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of his son over a period of three years.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, was found guilty on Monday of 11 charges of anal rape; 12 charges of oral rape; and 24 charges of sexual assault between April 11, 2001 and June 23, 2004.

The offences occurred while the child was aged between 12 and 15 years old.

The man was further remanded in custody and will be sentenced on March 1.

Star chef gives TV a roasting

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc has criticised the TV industry for "sensationalising" food.

Blanc (60) said "cuisine" had disappeared from so-called food programmes in recent years.

The French chef said he had turned down ITV show Hell's Kitchen and the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing - which has featured cookery star Gary Rhodes as a contestant.