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Patient wins tooth payout

A WOMAN has settled her High Court action against an dental agency after it was claimed three of her teeth died following treatment at a Hungarian clinic.

Siobhan Dowling, of Gleann na Riough, Naas, Co Kildare, sued Tibor Botos, trading as Tibor Dental, in Balinnea, Carrigaline, Cork, which refers patients to its clinics in Budapest.

The case came before High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns last week when lawyers for Ms Dowling said it was a matter for assessment of damages only.

Ms Dowling's lawyer said yesterday the case had been settled.

11 die as plane

strikes homes

Rescuers have resumed searching burned-out houses struck by an Indonesian airforce plane that crashed into a military housing complex and ignited a huge fireball in Jakarta, killing 11.

The dead were two children, their grandmother and an aunt in one of the eight damaged homes, and the seven people on the Fokker F-27 -- the pilot, co-pilot and five trainees.

Travolta sued

in book battle

THE author of a book about his alleged gay encounters with John Travolta has filed a libel lawsuit against the actor and his lawyer.

Robert Randolph claimed that Travolta and Martin Singer spread false statements about his mental health in 2010 in a bid to dissuade the public from buying his planned book. He is seeking unspecified damages.

Two male masseurs who filed sexual assault lawsuits against Travolta dropped their action in May.

Farewell to six

blaze victims

The funerals of six siblings who perished when fire ripped through their home as they slept were due to take place in Derby, England, today.

Jade Philpott (10) and brothers John (9) Jack (8) Jessie (6) and Jayden (5) all died in the fire. Duwayne, (13) died in hospital two days later.

Their father Mick Philpott (55) and mother Mairead (31) who have been charged with murdering the children, will not attend the service.