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Woman killed in car crash

A woman in her 60s has died after a car accident in Trim, Co Meath.

The two-car collision happened at 6.50pm yesterday evening on the Athboy Road.

She was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital suffering with a serious leg injury but died in the early hours of this morning. The driver of the other car was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trim Garda Station.

Insurgents die during attack

A handful of heavily-armed insurgents, including suicide bombers, launched a rocket-propelled grenade and gun attack on the Indian consulate inAfghanistan’s western city of Herat hours before dawn today.

Indian staff at the mission escaped soon after the shooting began at around 3am. Police said Afghan security forces had killed the attackers, who were holed up in buildings overlooking the consulate, following a firefight that lasted several hours.

Nine injured in Turkey protests

Two protesters and sevenpolicemen were injured in clashes in Istanbul overnightfollowing the fatal shooting of a bystander.

Ugur Kurt (30), was attending a relative’s funeral on Thursday when he was shot as police clashed with protesters throwing petrol bombs and stones in the Okmeydani district, which has seen frequent unrest. The violence comes almost a year after protests in central Istanbul triggered a summer of nationwide anti-government demonstrations.

Russia’s vow to pull back forces

Russia will pull back all forces deployed to regions near its border with Ukraine “within a fewdays”, its deputy defence minister said today.

The move -if carried out - could ease tensions before Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday.

Moscow has concentrated tens of thousands of troops across the border from eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have declared two independent states.