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Ban stays on abuse chapter

THE High Court has continued a ban on publication of a chapter of the Dublin Catholic archdiocese abuse report pending the outcome of criminal proceedings.

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan said he was continuing an order restraining publication of chapter 20 of the report and adjourned the matter to January 2013.

Following discussions with all relevant parties, it was agreed the court should keep in place an order of November 2009 withholding publication of chapter 20 pending the outcome of criminal proceedings relating to a person named in that chapter, the judge said.

'Docs ignorant about exercise'

There is a lack of knowledge among doctors of the benefits of exercise, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Britain has warned.

The risks of exercise are misunderstood and overestimated, the RCP said and has called for more use of physical activity in the treatment and management of disease.

Knowledge in sport and exercise medicine needs to be enhanced among healthcare professionals and should be taught to medical students as part of the national curriculum, an RCP spokeswoman said.

Killer spared

death sentence

Ohio governor John Kasich spared the condemned killer of a store owner whose execution was opposed by the detective who investigated the murder, the prosecutor who pushed for the death sentence and a judge who handed down the sentence.

The death row inmate John Eley was offered the chance to escape the death penalty in exchange for testimony against his alleged conspirator, considered the mastermind of the killing, but Eley refused to testify or take a deal.

Mr Kasich said he based his decision on Eley acting under the direction of another.

Hollywood star

for rocker Slash

Former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash has received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

"I've been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honour," Slash said.