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Monday 23 October 2017

Garda appeal after shooting

GARDAI have appealed to witnesses to the shooting of a 41-year-old man. The incident occurred at around 7.15pm on Saturday on the N3 road at Aghalane Bridge in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.

Emergency services arrived at the scene shortly afterwards and brought the man to Cavan General Hospital, with injuries described as non-life threatening.

Local councillor Peter McVitty described the shooting as "worrying".

"You'd wonder what the story behind it is. We just hope the gardai will take care of this as soon as possible," he said.

Prison break plans found

A description of the inside of a prison has been found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, leading to reports that a breakout was being planned.

The discovery was made at the Parkhurst site of Isle of Wight Prison and the prisoner has now been segregated.

The BBC reported that detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape were found in the prisoner's cell.

It said it had seen an internal Prison Service document revealing that an Islamic State, or ISIS, flag was also discovered.

Nine die as bus falls into ravine

Nine people were killed when a passenger bus traveling in India's remote northeast swerved over a bridge and broke through the railing to fall into a marshy ravine.

Another 28 injured passengers, some in critical condition, were taken to a hospital.

Authorities were investigating what caused the crash, which occurred at around 2am near the town of Kaliabor in Assam state. Police in the state capital of Gauhati said the driver was among those killed.

Gone Girl star spurred by film

Rosamund Pike has spoken about the urge she had to "bring something positive into the world" when she finished work on the highly-anticipated film Gone Girl.

"The film was so tough and such a hard experience that the instant I'd finished I thought: 'I need to bring something positive into the world'," she said.

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