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Stamps mark JFK visit here

TWO new stamps marking the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy's historic visit to Ireland have been printed.

The An Post images of the June 1963 visit were unveiled in Kennedy's ancestral homeland at New Ross, Co Wexford.

The 60c stamp shows a photograph of JFK being served tea by his cousin's daughter, the late Mary Ann Ryan.

The 90c stamp shows President Kennedy and Taoiseach Sean Lemass laying a wreath at Arbour Hill military cemetery in Dublin.

112 DIE IN BLAZE AT POULTRY PLANT

A massive fire broke out at a poultry plant in northeastern China, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 112 people.

Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province's Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early-morning explosions.

The provincial fire department attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak.

HONESTY PAYS AT 'NO TILL' CAFE

A cafe that lets its customers name their own price is expanding after proving honesty really does pay.

Dock Cafe, a faith-based community coffee shop in Belfast's Titanic Quarter, does not rely on cash tills, and instead asks patrons to put whatever they feel is appropriate into their honest box upon leaving.

Originally opened on a pop-up temporary basis, the premises has been trading for 15 months and has already added an extension.

PROF TRADED SEX FOR GOOD MARKS

A Singaporean judge sentenced a former law professor to five months in jail for accepting sex and gifts from a student in exchange for good grades.

The case is one of several recent corruption trials.

Tey Tsun Hang was fired from the National University of Singapore after being convicted of six counts of corruption involving "unbecoming" behaviour for a senior educator.


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