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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Jury due out in murder trial

THE jury in the trial of two Wicklow men accused of murdering a French street entertainer is today due to begin its deliberations at the Central Criminal Court.

Declan Sheridan (25) of Sugarloaf View, Sea Road, Kilcoole, and James O'Connor (27), of Kilbridge Grove in Bray, have both pleaded not guilty to the murder of Charles Sinapayen at Richmond Hill, Bray in the early hours of May 29, 2009.

The 33-year-old musician and juggler was asleep in bed next to his girlfriend when he was shot through the bedroom window of his flat.



Gaga's meat dress on show

LADY Gaga made history at last year's MTV Video Music Awards when she turned meat into high fashion.

Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the singer's infamous raw-meat dress to the public. The dress -- made of layers of Argentinian beef -- was kept in a meat locker then dried out by taxidermists in California before being transported to the museum.

The dress is in the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit, which runs until February.



Bin Laden ship returns to USA

SAILORS aboard the USS Carl Vinson -- the ship that carried Osama bin Laden's body to a burial at sea -- have returned home, nearly seven weeks after the terrorist was killed.

The ship was in the North Arabian Sea on May 2 when it received a Navy Seal team carrying the al-Q'aida leader's body. The body was placed in a weighted bag, an officer made religious remarks, and it was dropped into the sea.

Jim Rhoades, who came from Philadelphia to greet his son off the ship, held a sign featuring a photo of bin Laden with Xs over his eyes.



1st gay divorce for Argentina

ARGENTINA is about to have its first gay divorce, almost a year after it legalised gay marriage.

The Argentinian Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals said the female couple married on April 20.

In July 2010 Argentina became the first Latin American nation to authorise gay marriage everywhere in the country.

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