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Police murder suspect held

Police investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr have charged a man with terrorism offences.

The 33-year-old suspect is accused of possession of firearms and explosives with the intent to endanger life and possession of articles likely to be of use in terrorism.

Constable Kerr (25) died earlier this month when a booby trap bomb exploded under his car in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Police blamed dissident republicans for targeting the Catholic officer.



Tourist saves hotel fall baby

A British holidaymaker saved the life of a one-year-old by catching her as she fell from a hotel balcony.

Helen Beard (44) of Worksop, England, was relaxing by a pool in the American resort of Orlando when she saw the child dangling through a railing of the fourth-floor balcony.

The woman ran to a spot directly under 16-month-old Jah-Nea Myles, before she fell, striking the balcony below on her way down.

The toddler's mother, Helena Myles (20) said: "She's perfectly fine. Not a scratch on her body."



Mexican police find 37 bodies

Authorities have pulled 37 bodies from a mass grave in northern Mexico.

Federal police digging in the outskirts of Durango, capital of the Mexican state of the same name, uncovered the severely decomposed bodies.

Mexico has been engaged in a bloody war against drug traffickers for more than four years. Many of the 37,000 people killed have been found buried in ditches.



I Love Lucy writer dies

A Hollywood writer who was a key part of I Love Lucy and other Lucille Ball sitcoms has died. Madelyn Pugh Davis was 90.

Her son, Michael Quinn Martin, said Davis died at her home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles after a brief illness.

Davis and her writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr, worked on Ball's radio comedy, My Favourite Husband.

When the show moved to television in 1953 as I Love Lucy, Ball took Davis and Carroll with her.


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