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Quarter text while driving

MORE than a quarter of motorists text while driving, with those using cars for work more likely to offend.

And more than one in seven say they apply make-up or shave while at the wheel, the survey by road safety charity Brake and insurance company Direct Line found.

Of those who used a vehicle for work, 31pc said they texted while driving compared with 28pc for non-work drivers.

A total of 17pc of for-work drivers admitted to attending to personal grooming.

Brake's Julie Townsend said: "It is appalling so many people are taking horrendous risks."



Concern over Snapchat app

CONCERNS have been raised over an app that could be used by cyber bullies as the material sent is designed to "self-destruct".

Snapchat allows users to send images and videos that disappear within seconds of being opened -- meaning little chance of gathering evidence against bullies.

The National Parents Council, Post Primary has urged parents to make themselves aware about the potential dangers of Snapchat and to discuss these with their children.



Storm over Obama movie

TOP US politicians have accused the CIA of misleading the makers of the Osama bin Laden raid film Zero Dark Thirty by allegedly telling them that harsh interrogation methods helped track down the terrorist mastermind.

The film shows waterboarding and similar techniques as important, if not key, to finding bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011.

A Senate Intelligence Committee probe showed that such methods produced no useful intelligence.



Bus gang rape five charged

FIVE men accused of gang raping a student (23) for hours on a bus in Indian capital Delhi were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty.

The attack on the woman, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, provoked a fierce debate across India about the routine mistreatment of females and triggered daily protests demanding action.