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Prime Time clarification

An article in yesterday's Herald about RTE's Prime Time, contained a reference to the programme's time slot.

Due to a production error, this quote was attributed to Prime Time editor Donogh Diamond instead of presenter Pat Kenny.

We are happy to clarify this error.

EU URGES TOURIST SAFETY IN PHUKET

European ambassadors urged authorities on a Thai resort island to work to ensure foreign tourists are safe from crime, corruption and dangerous road and swimming conditions.

A statement issued on behalf of European Union countries said the embassies suggested several measures to be taken on the southern island of Phuket, which had about 4.8m visitors last year, a little more than half of them foreigners.

The statement posted on the British Embassy's Facebook page said: "Tourists need to feel safe and that they are being treated fairly."

It noted that European diplomats and provincial governor Maitri Inthusut met last week to discuss the problems.

They suggested curbing violence and intimidation by taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, enforcing ethical behaviour by police and immigration officials.

RECORD HEAT WAVE IN ALASKA

With a heat wave gripping Alaska, strange things have been happening under the midnight sun.

Anchorage residents, who a month ago shivered through an unseasonably cold spring and a surprise May snowstorm, have donned swimsuits and depleted stores of fans to ward off record heat in the state's largest city.

JLO A STAR ON WALK OF FAME

In front of a screaming crowd of fans, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was honoured for her musical accomplishments when she received the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Lopez, a New York City-native born to Puerto Rican parents, gave an emotional speech to the crowd gathered to see her receive the terrazzo and brass star along Hollywood Boulevard, saying she was "overwhelmed".


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