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In brief: Toddler trapped in bank vault

A US toddler spent two hours trapped in a bank vault in suburban Atlanta.

Firefighters in Conyers, Georgia, rescued the 14-month-old from the vault after the child went missing while visiting a grandparent who worked in the bank.

Oliver digs into Palin over lunch

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called Sarah Palin a "Froot Loop" for criticising the Obama administration's healthy eating initiatives, and said getting healthy food to kids was a civil rights issue.

Boris frowns upon £9m bank bonus

Barclays boss Bob Diamond should "think very carefully" before accepting his estimated £9m (€10.5m) annual bonus package this year, London Mayor Boris Johnson said yesterday.

N Korea issues threat to America

North Korea threatened yesterday to enlarge its nuclear arsenal and mercilessly attack South Korea and the US, as the allies prepared to start annual joint military drills, which the North says are a rehearsal for an invasion.

North Korea routinely issues such threats against South Korea and the US.

Eight die in Afghan bomb explosions

Two bomb blasts have killed eight people who had gathered for an illegal dog fight in volatile southern Afghanistan.

The explosion occurred in Arghandab district, on the outskirts of Kandahar city. Nato and Afghan forces have been working to push Taliban out of the district in an attempt to establish order in and around the city.

Communist rebels kill three troops

Communist rebels killed three soldiers and wounded four others in an ambush in the mountainous northern Philippines, officials said yesterday.

Kate and William skip pals' wedding

Was it a dress rehearsal for Kate Middleton's sister and Prince Harry's on-again, off-again girlfriend, Chelsy Davy? Pippa Middleton, Kate's maid of honour, and Ms Davy were photographed at the swanky castle wedding for Lady Katie Percy and financier Patrick Valentine.

Prince William and his fiancee were thought to be on the guest list, but the couple didn't attend on Saturday, disappointing a posse of photographers waiting outside.

Irish Independent