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Saturday 18 November 2017

Michaela trial to face delay

TWO men accused of murdering honeymooner Michaela McAreavey will appear in court in Mauritius this week as her family remembers the first anniversary of her death.

It is one year ago today since the daughter of Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte was strangled in the luxury hotel where she was staying with her husband John McAreavey in Mauritius.

However, legal sources say delays in the Mauritian legal system means the trial might not go ahead until the end of this year -- or even early 2013.

An anniversary Mass is planned for this Friday at the church where Michaela and John were married.



Limerick slips



off the map

FEARS that Limerick has been wiped off the face of the earth were eased last night by internet giant Google.

Users who logged onto Google maps were initially not offered any indication on a map of Ireland that the Shannonside city or any of Co Limerick's towns existed.

Limerick City Council alerted Google's European HQ in Dublin and Limerick based TD Niall Collins (FF) contacted Google's Vice-President on online sales, John Herlihy to sort it out.



Gun suspect to



face execution

A prosecutor is to pursue the death penalty against a man who opened fire on police, leaving one officer dead and five others injured.

Weber County, Utah district attorney Dee Smith said that Matthew Stewart of Ogden is being investigated on suspicion of aggravated murder.

Mr Smith said he believes he has sufficient evidence to file charges when Stewart, who was shot by police in the gunfight, is out of hospital.



Rescue drama



for sailor (84)

An American sailor rescued in the remote South Pacific isn't ruling out another effort to navigate alone around the tip of South America -- even though he's 84 years old.

"Age means nothing. What is important is that you are alive," Thomas Louis Corogin said yesterday after the Chilean navy brought him to shore when a key piece of rigging on his boat snapped 800km south of Easter Island.

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