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Sunday 21 January 2018

In brief: Girl born 18 weeks early survives

German doctors say a baby, who is believed to be the most premature baby in Europe to have survived, is spending Easter at home after five months in neonatal care.

Doctors at the Fulda Children's Clinic said Frieda, who was born 18 weeks early last November and weighed just 16oz, is "a medical miracle".

Lohan bailed after sentence shock

Lindsay Lohan has been released on bail from a Los Angeles County jail, just hours after she was sentenced to 120 days for violating her probation.

Lohan was released on $75,000 (€51,523) bail pending an appeal. The actress had her charge reduced from felony grand theft to a misdemeanour for stealing a designer necklace from a Venice Beach store.

Woman breaks leg in mower accident

A woman in Staffordshire, England, was airlifted to hospital after an accident on a sit-on lawnmower left her with a suspected broken leg.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "It appears that the casualty was getting off the sit-on mower when it moved forward trapping her leg underneath."

Pope to contact space mission

The Pope will be speaking to the heavens when he calls two Italian astronauts on the International Space Station.

The first papal call to space will happen on May 4 after shuttle Endeavour docks with the station. A silver medal, donated by the Pope, will be carried to the spacestaion by the astronauts.

Investigation into attack on boy (11)

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after an 11-year-old Norwegian boy was found hanging from a tree in Sweden.

Police said the boy survived because he could just tip the ground with his toes.

Quiz show host says 'goodbye'

TV Presenter Anne Robinson is to step down from her role as host of 'The Weakest Link'.

Robinson was dubbed the "Queen of Mean", in reference to her withering asides while sparring with contestants.

Irish Independent

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