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US lawyer sues FAI over losses

A US lawyer who is suing the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and a number of its officers, including chief executive John Delaney, must put up security for legal costs in case he loses his High Court action.

Jack F McCarthy III, a former owner and chairman of Limerick FC, is suing over losses he says he suffered on an investment in the football club.

Mr Justice Michael White said if the New Jersey-based attorney wants to proceed with his action he will have have to allow a charge to be placed over a three-apartment residential property on Herbert Street, Dublin, which is owned by a company in which Mr McCarthy has a controlling interest.

This would be an alternative to putting up a cash lodgment of €87,000.

Suicide car bomber kills 23

A Shia politician was among 23 people killed when a suicide car bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a northern Baghdad security checkpoint.

Officials said Ahmed al-Khafaji was not the target of the attack, and just happened to be driving through the Khazimiyah neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital when the attack took place.

Mexican drugs lord shot dead

Mexican forces killed the alleged leader of a drug gang that has been implicated in the disappearance of 43 students, a day after protesters demanding an investigation into the students' whereabouts burned government buildings in Guerrero.

Federal forces, which include police and the military, shot dead the alleged head of the Guerreros Unidos gang in the state of Morelos.

Attenborough saddened by TV

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has said that he is saddened by the lack of choice on today's TV screens. The naturalist (88) is presenting a six-part wildlife series, Life Story, for BBC1 and will later return to front a 3D film on the Great Barrier Reef.

But the former BBC2 controller said that he did not know what to make of his old channel, because it was hard to see what distinguished it from BBC1.