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Monday 11 December 2017

Gun suicide at hairdresser's

A man has shot himself dead at a hairdresser's salon in Northern Ireland.

Police are investigating but do not believe a crime was committed.

The incident happened shortly after 4pm today at Carland Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone.

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We did not take anybody away from the scene."

Sinn Fein MLA Francie Molloy confirmed the man was dead.



Cop set to call Mel as witness

A COP who claims he was discriminated against after arresting Mel Gibson on suspicion of drunken driving has listed the star as a potential witness in his forthcoming trial against his department.

Attorneys for James Mee have also listed Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca as a possible witness during the trial that will focus on whether the deputy endured discrimination because he is Jewish after Gibson's 2006 arrest.

The trial will begin later this month.



Man freed after



bombs appeal

A MAN jailed for five years for assault and the possession of explosive substances has walked free from court after his conviction was quashed.

The Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) found there had been an "element of unfairness" in the trial of Raymond O'Neill Senior (48) which affected the guilty verdict returned by a Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court jury in 2009.

O'Neill, of Meadowbrook, Willowpark, Athlone, was sentenced to five years after he "firmly denied" assault causing harm to Michael Horan on December 26, 2006, and the possession of six petrol bombs on January 10, 2007.



France faces airline chaos

French airline workers plan to strike next week over a bill they fear will hurt their labour rights.

Unions representing ground crews, cabin crews and pilots announced the strike from Monday to Thursday -- likely to disrupt flights in and out of France.

The unions are angry about the bill that would require workers to give more advance notice of strikes.

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