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Saturday 19 August 2017

Help sought in tracing man

Gardai in Wexford are seeking help in tracing the whereabouts of Sean O'Neill (32), missing from his home at Barntown Lane, Wexford, since Tuesday, September 30.

Sean is described as being 5'5'', of slight build with short brown build.

When last seen he was wearing a black hooded top and jeans. He is driving a Silver VW Passat registration number 00-WX-11001 and is known to frequent the Bray and Drogheda areas. His family are very concerned as he suffers from a medical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053-9165200, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Clean sweep for Indian PM

India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans in a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept the road in a poor neighbourhood in New Delhi while launching the Clean India Campaign in a bid to change India's image as one of the filthiest countries in the world.

Council scrubs out Banksy art

Officials in a seaside town destroyed a mural by Banksy, thinking it was racist graffiti. Now they want the elusive street artist to come back and have another go.

The work appeared in Clacton-on-Sea and depicted a group of pigeons holding up signs to a different-looking green bird that said "Migrants not welcome," "Go back to Africa," and "Keep off our worms."

Five die in chopper crash

Five Swiss nationals died in a helicopter crash near the eastern French city of Montbeliard.

One further passenger was seriously wounded, while another was being extracted from the wreckage, according to the prefecture of the Doubs department, which borders Switzerland.

The civil EC 130 helicopter, which departed from Lausanne on Thursday morning, sent a distress signal as it prepared to land at Montbeliard.

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