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Man arrested after stabbing

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing incident in Dundalk, Co Louth on Saturday.

A 24-year-old man was seriously injured in the incident that happened at about 10pm outside a house on Mill Road.

He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes H ospital, Drogheda where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident and was detained.

Ten killed as trucks collide

Two trucks collided in north-western China, killing 10 people and injuring 32.

A large truck hit a smaller one carrying 41 workers while trying to pass it on a highway in the city of Wujiaqu in the Xinjiang region, the Xinhua News Agency reported. Both vehicles flipped and fell 1.5 meters into a ditch. Six of the injured are in a serious condition.

Trial appeal for former marine

A former US Marine, convicted of criminal charges in Iran after being accused of working for the CIA, will appeal for a new trial after already seeing his sentence reduced once.

Amir Hekmati, a dual US-Iranian citizen born in Arizona, was arrested in August 2011, then tried, convicted and sentenced to death for spying. However, Iran’s Supreme Court annulled the death sentence ordering a retrial in 2012.

The country’s Revolutionary Court then overturned his conviction for espionage, instead charging him with “cooperating with hostile governments” and sentenced him to 10 years.

Bands wanted for race day

THE organisers of the Rock n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon are looking for a dozen bands to play at the race.

Twelve chosen bands will perform at each mile stage of the 13.1 mile course through the streets of Dublin on August 4.

“It will be a tough decision when selecting acts to keep the runners moving and the crowds entertained,” said Dean Smith of Competitor Group.

Interested bands can apply online now at www.rocknrolldublin.com.


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