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Thursday 19 October 2017

In Brief: 10 dead on Malaysia beach

Malaysian authorities have recovered the bodies of 10 Indonesian migrants who drowned when their boat capsized off the country's southern coast.

The boat was believed to be heading to Indonesia's Batam island when it sank in rough weather.

The bodies of five men and five women -- one of them pregnant -- were discovered when they were washed ashore in southern Johor state.

The boat was believed to have capsized on Monday. There could be more victims: nappies and clothes were found at the beach.



Maghaberry murder charge

A 36-year-old man was due to appear in court today charged in connection with the murder of a Maghaberry prison officer.

David Black (52), was shot dead by dissident republicans as he drove to work on the M1 in Co Armagh on November 1.

The suspect, who was detained in Co Tyrone yesterday, has been charged with terrorism charges and was due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates' Court this morning.



€3.6k payout is just desserts

A teenager reportedly sacked from McDonald's for sprinkling too much chocolate on a McFlurry has won a reported £3,000 (¤3,600) compensation in an out-of-court settlement.

Sarah Finch said she was fired for gross misconduct after giving away too much of the topping on the 99p dessert to a workmate in West Wales.

The 19-year-old had said she would take McDonald's to an employment tribunal after her bosses accused her of giving away food without payment.



Gun robbery of Shakes singer

Lead singer Brittany Howard of rock band Alabama Shakes has been robbed at gunpoint.

Howard and four others were robbed in Nashville, Tennessee, by two unidentified teenagers wearing hoodies.

Howard (24), and the Shakes are up for three Grammy Awards in February, including best new artist, after releasing their debut album Boys & Girls earlier this year.

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