Monday 18 December 2017

Eamon Kelly Jr clarification

A REPORT in Saturday's Evening Herald notes the passing of Eamon Kelly Junior from Killester, in Dublin.

It has been brought to our attention that Mr Kelly has not in fact passed away.

We regret any distress caused to his family.

US advisor shot by Afghan

AN Afghan policewoman shot an American advisor dead outside the police headquarters in Kabul.

The circumstances of the killing were not immediately clear, but the shooting could be another insider attack by Afghans.

A Nato command spokesman, US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Lester T Carroll, said the woman was taken into Afghan custody shortly after the incident.

Deputy Police Chief Mohammad Daoud Amin said it has not been determined whether the advisor's death was intentional.

'Married' pair wed at last

BOB and Norma Clark are finally married -- after spending nearly half a century as husband and wife.

The couple from California, had celebrated their 48th anniversary in August and in November, were getting their end-of-life documents in order and sought a copy of their marriage licence.

But when clerks at the Hall of Records in San Mateo County tried to pull up the licence last month, they came up empty. "They went back to the year 1956, but no record of our marriage could be found," Mr Clark said.

On November 21 they made their marriage "legitimate", obtaining their licence at the San Bernardino County Hall of Records.

Troops clamp down in India

AUTHORITIES shut down roads in the heart of India's capital today to put an end to a week of demonstrations against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a bus.

Thousands of armed police blocked roads in central New Delhi to prevent protesters from marching to the presidential palace.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for calm and promised that the government would take tough action to prevent crimes against women.

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