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Sunday 17 December 2017

Headbutt man avoids prison

A BUSINESSMAN who head butted a woman over a parking space has avoided a conviction after he paid compensation to the victim.

Peter Mulligan (49) handed his victim €750 and donated a further €500 to Fingal Bereaved by Suicide.

Mulligan, of The Square in Skerries, Co Dublin, claimed the head butt was 'not intentional' and that the 40-year-old woman began swearing at him beforehand, he told Swords District Court.

He said the woman's car had made contact with his car while they were in the car park and that she had called him a 'f**king asshole'.

Arsenal in row over concerts

Arsenal has launched a High Court battle over a curb on the number of concerts that can be held at the Emirates Stadium.

The Premier League giant argues there was a "clear error" in the decision-making process.

The club has applied to double the number of concerts from three to six at its north London stadium.

Opponents have voiced concerns over noise and rowdy music fans. Concerts featuring Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Muse have generated hundreds of thousands of pounds extra revenue for the club.

Terrorist attack kills 22 soldiers

The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years.

A statement posted on the official Facebook page of military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said attackers driving four pickup trucks loaded with explosives first exchanged gunfire with soldiers at a border post in el-Wadi el-Gadid, Egypt's largest province bordering Libya and Sudan. The statement did not say who the military suspects of carrying out the attack.

'Little Big Man' author dies

The witty novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn Little Big Man has died in New York. Thomas Berger was 89. He wrote more than 20 books, including The Feud, a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize.

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