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Army called to deal with suspect device in Offaly

An Army Bomb Disposal team has made safe a suspect device that was discovered on open ground in a business park in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

A number of houses were evacuated for a time this afternoon as a precaution.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was removed to a secure military installation for further examination. A garda investigation is underway. 

31 workers convicted over killing at Indian car plant

An Indian court has convicted 31 workers over an outburst of deadly violence at a car plant in 2012, including 13 for murder, during one of the country's worst episodes of labour unrest.

The court cleared 117 accused who were also facing charges of murder, arson and rioting after hundreds of workers clashed with managers over wages and appointments at the Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar.