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Port gets new tourist office

DUN Laoghaire is to get a new tourist office in the town's County Hall.

The office is expected to open next spring, officials have confirmed.

Local TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor said: "The move is part of an initiative which has seen Failte Ireland working with local councils, community groups and businesses across the country to provide tourist information services."



Kenyan terror



plot is foiled

Kenyan police have disrupted a major terrorist attack in its final stages of planning, arresting two people with explosive devices and seizing a cache of suicide vests, weapons and ammunition.

A manhunt has been launched for eight more suspects including the masterminds behind the planned attack.

The pair, both of Somalian origin, were arrested in an area of Nairobi where many immigrants live.

They are suspected of having links with al-Shabab, an al-Qa'ida-linked militant group in neighbouring Somalia.



'Queen' denies



drugs charges

A suspected Mexican drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" has pleaded not guilty in a Miami court to charges of smuggling cocaine into the US.

Sandra Avila Beltran had been held in a prison in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Nayarit following her arrest in a diner until she was extradited to the US last month.

US prosecutors allege she helped store and move at least 100kg of cocaine from Mexico to the US.



US in reprieve



for immigrants

The Obama administration has approved applications from 29 young illegal immigrants hoping to avoid deportation and get a work permit.

Earlier this week the Department of Homeland Security started notifying immigrants who had won the reprieve.

Some applications were approved less than a month after US Citizenship and Immigration Services started accepting applications on June 15. By yesterday, the USCIS had received about 82,000 applications.


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