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Funnyman PJ gets early show

coMEDIAN PJ Gallagher has been lined up to present a new breakfast show on radio station 4FM.

PJ and Damian in the morning' on Classic Hits 4FM, will be waking listeners up from 6am on Monday November 10.

PJ Gallagher rose to fame with the Naked Camera series for RTE and is joined by former 2FM DJ Damien Farrelly.

Costume teens killed by driver

Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume have been hit by a vehicle and killed while on a pedestrian crossing at junction in southern California.

The driver fled after the crash near a primary school after dark on Hallowe'en.

Santa Ana police were questioning several witnesses.

Officials said the girls were aged 13 to 15. Two were declared dead immediately and a third died as paramedics prepared to take her to a hospital.

The girls' identities and exact ages were not clear, and last night police were trying to identify and find their parents.

Sheeran's long climb to top

Ed Sheeran proved that it is better late than never as he topped the singles charts and broke a record while he was at it. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter's track Thinking Out Loud made it to the summit after spending 19 weeks in the top 40.

It breaks the previous record for the longest climb after entering the top 40 held by Celine Dion, whose 1994 single Think Twice took 13 weeks to reach number one.

PM condemns 'barbaric' killing

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said a "barbaric ideology" led to the killing of a Quebec soldier, in remarks given at a funeral.

Harper spoke at the funeral service for Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. who was run down and killed by a car driven by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a convert to Islam, on October 20.

The attack on Vincent and another soldier who was injured in a shopping centre car park led to a police car chase where Couture-Rouleau was shot and killed.