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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Woman hurt in hit-and-run

A MIDDLE-aged woman suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run incident in Cork.

The 52-year-old was out walking in Cobh when she was struck by a dark-coloured car which left the scene.

The accident occurred at 8.30am yesterday at the junction of Ballynoe Hill and Tay Road.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics who had been alerted by joggers who came across the accident and raised the alarm.

She was then rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

The woman, a mother of adult children, remained in a serious condition last night with non-life-threatening injuries. Cobh gardai have appealed for information.

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"Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life," a woman reads to a crowd of about 100 fellow mourners at a wake in north London.

It is not something you would normally hear at such a sombre event, but they had gathered to honour American singer-songwriter Lou Reed, who last week died aged 71. The impromptu event, dubbed Wake On The Wild Side in honour of Reed's greatest hit, was born after his British fans came together while mourning his loss on social media.

KIDNAPPED PAIR WERE SHOT DEAD

Two journalists from France kidnapped and killed in northern Mali were shot dead, French authorities say.

Ghislaine Dupont (51) and Claude Verlon (58) were abducted on Saturday after interviewing a rebel leader in Kidal.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the two were shot multiple times and their bodies were found near the vehicle that whisked them away. But Mr Fabius failed to clarify who was behind the killings.

MYSTERIOUS CAT DEATHS PROBED

Authorities at a Beijing park are investigating the mysterious deaths of stray cats in recent weeks.

A spokesman said the Temple of Heaven park has stepped up patrols in an effort to prevent more deaths. Dozens of protesters have rallied outside the park, accusing park authorities of killing the cats.

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