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Thursday 16 August 2018

In brief: Man held over Nurofen mix-up

Police investigating how packs of Nurofen Plus were found to contain anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic drugs were today quizzing a man in custody.

The 30-year-old suspect, from south London, was arrested on suspicion of contamination of goods.

Reckitt Benckiser, the drug's manufacturer, recalled the product on August 26 and halted distribution after discovering five boxes contained other companies' medicines.



Bomb experts called to school

DANGEROUS chemicals taken from a Coolock school were destroyed in a controlled explosion by Army bomb experts.

They were called to Grange Community College yesterday afternoon at 2.10pm. The chemicals were taken to a safe location and destroyed.

In a second callout, a similar chemical was removed from St Mary's Secondary School in Macroom, Co Cork, by an Army team and destroyed in a controlled explosion.



I'm beating cancer -- Stynes

FORMER Gaelic footballer and Australian Rules star Jim Stynes has said he is winning his fight with cancer.

The Dubliner left his hospital bed in Melbourne on Thursday to attend a function to honour Melbourne Demons' player of the year.

And the 44-year-old drew a standing ovation at the Crown Palladium as he walked to the stage to make an address.

"I can feel over the last week or so that I'm starting to come through, so it's really great to be here. You guys really give me that great inspiration and I'll give back as much as I can," he said.



11 more bodies found in Mexico

Despite intense security for a national meeting of Mexico's state prosecutors and tough talk from top cops, criminals dumped more bodies in Veracruz three days after gunmen left 35 corpses on a major avenue during rush hour.

A navy official said yesterday that police found 11 bodies around town on Thursday, even as this Gulf of Mexico port city ramped up security for the prosecutors meeting.

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