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Smuggled fuel blast kills 10

a container of fuel being smuggled into Turkey from Syria exploded, killing 10 people.

Yesterday's blast occurred in Tunisma in Hatay province, when the smuggler set the tank on fire after realising Turkish security forces had rushed to the scene.

Hatay is the Turkish border province where two car bombs exploded last week, killing 51 people.

Turkish authorities have blamed Syrian intelligence for that terrorist attack, the deadliest there in years.

GEORGE MICHAEL HURT IN CAR CRASH

George Michael was being treated at a hospital yesterday for what his publicist called minor injuries after being a passenger in a car crash near London.

A statement said the singer was in an accident on Thursday night and suffered "superficial cuts and bruises".

Michael was imprisoned for eight weeks in 2010 after crashing his Range Rover into a photo shop in north London, pleading guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possessing marijuana.

REFERENDUM APPEAL DELAY

JUDGMENT has been reserved in a Dublin woman's High Court action aimed at overturning the Yes vote in the Children's Referendum.

Joanna Jordan, of St Kevin's Villas, Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire, wants the referendum result, which approved the amendment proposed by the Government by 58pc to 41pc based on a 33.49pc turnout, overturned.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said he was reserving his decision.

PSNI FIND BOMB AFTER GUN ATTACK

An explosive device has been found by police investigating the attempt to murder three officers in west Belfast.

It was found in Dunmurry as the Police Service of Northern Ireland conducted follow-up searches after a gun attack narrowly missed police attending a call for help.

Up to six shots were fired after police were lured to a bogus burglary in the Twinbrook area on the edge of west Belfast.


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