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Robber's jail term reduced

A CONVICTED robber who was found following a "manhunt" in the toilet of a train in Thurles has had his seven-year prison sentence reduced to five by the Court of Appeal.

Andrew Hoare (27), of Monakeeba, Thurles, Co Tipperary, had pleaded guilty to robbery at a shop in the town on September 2 2012

He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by Judge Thomas Teehan at Clonmel Circuit Criminal Court on April 11 2013. Hoare must now serve a term of five years imprisonment.

13 killed in gun battle

A gun battle broke out after militants attacked an Indian army camp in disputed Kashmir and left 10 Indian troops and three suspected militants dead, officials said.

An army officer said up to six rebels were hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles as they tried to enter an artillery unit of the camp in Uri region before dawn yesterday.

15 arrested for war massacre

Police in Serbia and Bosnia have arrested 15 people over a 1993 war-time massacre that traumatised the Balkans and came to symbolise a culture of impunity that still shields notorious death squads and their masters.

Prosecutors from Serbia and Bosnia say they have cracked the case of the 1993 Strpci massacre, in which 19 men were taken off a train.

Officers carried out a pre-dawn sweep today that netted 15 suspects, including the brother of a feared warlord who is already in jail, ex-militia members and a former Bosnian Serb general.

The question now is whether the suspects will point to the men above them who ordered the killings.

Vicar held over baby's death

A vicar, his wife and daughter have been bailed by police investigating the suspicious death of a baby boy.

Rev Jim Percival (64), vicar of Holy Trinity CE Church in Freckleton, Lancashire, was arrested with wife Susan (64) and daughter Ruth (28).

Mr Percival and his daughter were questioned on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to conceal the birth of a child.