Thursday 17 January 2019

Man killed in Carlow crash

A MAN has died in a traffic collision in Co Carlow.

The man, who is in his 40s, was fatally injured when the car he was travelling in collided with a 4x4 vehicle on the N80 at Kilnock, Ballon yesterday at about 4pm.

His body was removed to Waterford Regional Hospital where a post-mortem examination was to be carried out.

Two other occupants of the car, both male and aged in their 20s and 40s, were taken by ambulance to St Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny.

Hospital to pay patients $190m

A judge has approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynaecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

The settlement was reached in July between the renowned hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy.

The Johns Hopkins gynecologist committed suicide in February 2013 days after police raided his home and recovered hundreds of videos and images. Judge Sylvester B. Cox approved the agreement.

Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins last October alleging that the hospital should have known about Levy's misconduct.

Doyle book to help literacy

The award-winning writer Roddy Doyle is penning a new novel for adults who have difficulty with reading, after seeing "first-hand how low levels of literacy have a negative effect on people's lives".

The Irish author's latest offering, Dead Man Talking, will be written as a shorter and simpler version of the full-length book, as part of the Quick Reads Initiative - a series of books designed for adults who struggle with literacy problems.

Human Rights Court for Silvio

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear an appeal by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi against his conviction for tax fraud in August 2013.

Berlusconi's lawyer said the appeal would examine whether Berlusconi had a fair trial.

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