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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Luas crash car fled from gardai

a SUSPECTED stolen car which failed to stop for gardai collided with a Luas yesterday, before the driver fled the scene.

Luas services were disrupted yesterday evening following the collision just after 6pm between a car and a tram in the Fettercairn area of Dublin. No one was seriously injured but it is understood two women requested an ambulance following the collision.

Man dressed as woman shot

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop yesterday at the US National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police car blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and an officer were hurt.

Investigators have not yet determined how the man in the vehicle died, and the conditions of the wounded man and officer were not immediately clear. An FBI spokeswoman said earlier in the day that the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

School security stepped up

A Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security with measures such as installing barbed wire following a December high school attack that killed 132 children.

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise boundary walls with barbed wire and install closed-circuit TV. Six gunmen believed linked to the Pakistani Taliban killed 153 people in all in December's attack on the army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Prince William lands new job

Prince William has officially started work with the company that operates the East Anglian Air Ambulance service - and is expected to begin flying rescue missions in the summer, Kensington Palace has said.

A spokesman confirmed that William, a former RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, is now an employee of Bond Air Services, which runs a number of air ambulance and police aviation operations in the UK.

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