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Rape trial in its closing stages

The trial of a man accused of raping a woman at a Tipperary house has reached its closing stages.

The woman has given evidence during the trial that she understood that she was going with the man for a cleaning job.

The man admitted having sex with the then 23-year-old at the house but told gardai it was consensual.

The 47-year-old man, who can not be identified for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping the woman at the house on July 5, 2010.

EMINEM TEAM

SUES FACEBOOK

Eminem's song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency, saying they copied music from one of the rapper's songs.

Eight Mile Style filed a federal lawsuit in Detroit alleging that a 30-second Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem's 2000 song Under The Influence.

The complaint says Portland, Oregon, ad agency Wieden+Kennedy copied Eminem's music "in an effort to curry favour" with Facebook by catering to Zuckerberg's personal likes and to "invoke the same irreverent theme" of the song.

SUICIDE HORROR IN NOTRE DAME

Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar and, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.

It's the first suicide in decades at the landmark site. Police ushered people out of the cathedral after the shooting.

SCHOOL GUNMAN

NOT DRUGGED UP

Toxicology tests on the body of the Newtown school gunman did not turn up any alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medications, an official close to the investigation have said.

Adam Lanza (20) fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14 before killing himself as police arrived.

He also killed his mother at their Newtown home before going to the school.

Some victims' relatives were notified of the test results.


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