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In Brief: Missing rescue dog is found

A MOUNTAIN rescue team has had one of its most rewarding missions yet – finding their own rescue dog who went missing.

Buddy, a black-and-white collie, went missing while out walking with handler Pete Brow on Iskaheen Mountain near Muff, Co Donegal, on Saturday. The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team scrambled a team on to the mountain at first light yesterday and at least 24 people were involved in the search.


Schoolchildren killed in crash

TWELVE schoolchildren and their driver died when their bus collided with a lorry laden with bricks in northern India.

The crash happened as the children were on their way to school on the outskirts of Jalandhar, 250 miles north of the capital Delhi.

Seven children and the bus driver died instantly and another five children died later in hospital.

Police were looking for the lorry driver, who fled after the accident, police said.


Miracles star Bobby dies 73

BOBBY Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, has died.

Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers (73) who had been ill for several years, died yesterday at his home in a suburb of Detroit.

Rogers formed the group in 1956 with his cousin Claudette Rogers and Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included Shop Around, You've Really Got A Hold on Me, The Tracks Of My Tears, Going To A Go-Go, I Second That Emotion and The Tears Of A Clown.


Election gang hack officers

AT LEAST four Kenyan police officers, deployed to keep the peace in a tense presidential election following hundreds of deaths after a 2007 vote, were hacked to death by a gang hours before polling stations opened today, a senior officer said.

The attackers, who struck near Mombasa, could not be identified, but Ambrose Munyasia, chief of police intelligence in the Coast area, said he suspected they were linked to a regional separatist movement.