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Monday 11 December 2017

Irish tribute to murder victim

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello will pay his respects to the family of a Malawian woman -- killed in Dublin -- during a visit to her home country.

Rudo Mawere's body was found stuffed in a travel bag on Blackhorse Avenue in January.

The 26-year-old student, who lived in Rathmines, had been in Ireland for two years when she was murdered.

Dublin Central TD Mr Costello will give his condolences to Ms Mawere's relatives during a four-day trip to Malawi, where he also hopes to see the impact of Ireland's aid programme.



Candidate has tight security

US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is expected to get Secret Service protection this week, officials say.

The campaign of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich requested Secret Service protection last week and is awaiting word on whether he will receive the security.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has received protection since February 1.

Secret Service protection is given to each major party's presidential nominee but can be provided earlier if the Homeland Security Department approves a campaign's request.



Comic Bishop in triathlon bid

ENGLISH Comedian John Bishop begins a gruelling triathlon for charity today.

The stand-up will attempt to cycle, row and run 290 miles from Paris to London in five days.

He was granted last-minute permission to row the English Channel yesterday after the French authorities initially refused to allow him.

The Admiral of Cherbourg finally gave him the go-ahead after a Twitter campaign from fellow charity rowers Andrew Flintoff and Davina McCall.



Sam kicked off Dancing On Ice

Children's TV presenter Sam Nixon has become the latest celebrity to be voted off Dancing On Ice.

Nixon lost out to X Factor flop Chico during the show's rock week.

Last night the judges voted unanimously to save the failed singer after the two men performed in the skate-off with their partners.

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