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Wednesday 22 August 2018

Medical tools in stolen car

Expensive medical equipment has been taken in one of two cars stolen after a burglary in the Rialto area of Dublin in the early hours of yesterday.

The black Volkswagen Passat and silver Audi A5 cars were taken between 1.15am and 7.30am and one of the cars contained a valuable endoscope and a laser machine.

Gardai at Kilmainham have appealed for information.

BP faces €14bn fines for spill

BP HAS been found grossly negligent over the Gulf of Mexico disaster, leaving it facing possible civil fines of almost $18bn (€13.9bn) over the 2010 spill.

The oil giant was "reckless" in the run-up to the catastrophe, a US district court found, and allowed millions of barrels of oil to flood into the water because of its own "gross negligence" and "wilful misconduct".

The ruling means BP could be liable for penalties of up to €13.6bn under the Clean Water Act, compared with €2.7bn that it has so far set aside for the fines.

Bus crashes into cemetery

A bus driver has been interviewed by police after he "lost control of his vehicle" and crashed into a cemetery, wrecking around 30 graves, his employers said.

Around 15 people were on board the single-decker in Gateshead, northeast England, when it hit a stationary vehicle, crashed through railings and careered down a hill, coming to rest on a gravestone. There were no serious injuries.

Dinosaur was as big as a 737

WEIGHING more than seven Tyrannosaurus rex - or a Boeing 737 - and longer than a swimming pool, a newly-discovered species of dinosaur would have "feared nothing", scientists say.

Named Dreadnoughtus schrani after the Dreadnought battleships of the early 20th Century, the herbivore is the biggest to be measured accurately. It would have done little other than eat in order to support its vast frame. Its fossilised bones, discovered in Argentina, suggest the creature was 26m from nose to tail and about 65 tons - equal to a dozen African elephants.

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