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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Pupil 'exposed himself in class'

A teacher was "extremely upset and traumatised" when a pupil exposed himself in a sexual manner, a judge in the High Court has heard.

Ms Justice Mary Baker heard Gemma Sheridan had been in her classroom at Beneavin Secondary School, Finglas, Dublin in February 2011 when the incident happened.

Ms Sheridan (45), of Abbey Drive, Riverston Abbey, Navan Road, Dublin, claimed she required medical attention and had been off work for several weeks. She is suing her employer for personal injury and negligence.

Judge Baker granted the school's Board of Management discovery of the documents it sought.

'Only Fools on celebrity TV'

ONLY Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst has hit out at reality TV shows.

The 53-year-old is currently starring as an "oddball" retired police officer in hit BBC1 drama New Tricks.

Asked what shows he could not stand to watch, Lyndhurst said: "How much time do you have? Anything with the word 'celebrity'.

"The bake-offs, the skate-offs, the celebrity dog walkers, the jungle. Why can't we film people who are good at something?"

Suicide bomb kills 16 in Iraq

A suicide bomber struck a meeting of Sunni tribal fighters and Iraqi security troops, killing 16, just hours ahead of a key parliament meeting on the formation of a new government.

Iraq is facing an unprecedented crisis after the extremist Islamic State group this summer conquered much of northern and western Iraq and eastern Syria, committing beheadings and sowing terror in its wake.

Three nuns are found dead

Three Italian missionary nuns were found slain in their convent in Burundi, church and ministry officials said.

The Italian foreign ministry confirmed the slayings in Kamenge, near Bujumbura, Burundi's capital.

The ministry declined to give details, including exactly when the slayings occurred or how the three missionaries died.

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