Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Death Crash Driver Broderick Will Meet Family of the Victims; World News in Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Death Crash Driver Broderick Will Meet Family of the Victims; World News in Brief

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MATTHEW Broderick, right, offered yesterday to met the relatives of a mother and daughter who died when he smashed into their car while on holiday in Northern Ireland 15 years ago. The 40-yearold star of hit Broadway show The Producers and films including Godzilla admits he is still plagued with guilt over the 1987 accident.

Anna Gallagher, 63, and her daughter Mary Doherty, 30, were driving along a country road in County Fermanagh when Broderick's BMW swerved into their path in a head-on collision which killed them both.

Broderick, who suffered a broken leg and ribs and a collapsed lung, said he could not remember anything about the crash. He was convicted of careless driving and fined [pound]125. He will meet the relatives next year.

His spokesman said: "There is no ill will - not any sort of anger. The family is seeking some sort of closure.''

Australia gets tough after 14,500 sheep die on ships

THE Australian government today imposed tougher rules on ships exporting livestock after 14,500 sheep died from "heat stress" in a month.

The deaths occurred on four ships carrying a total of 270,000 sheep to the Middle East. Their carcasses were thrown overboard.

Agriculture Minister Warren Truss said: "It's unacceptable and we need to take appropriate measures." Mr Truss would not reveal the names of the companies involved.

An animal rights group said the ships should be impounded until an inquiry took place. Middle Eastern countries import live cattle and sheep so they can be slaughtered according to Islamic law.

Israeli court backs expulsion of terror suspect's relatives

ISRAEL'S Supreme Court today approved the deportation of relatives of a Palestinian terror suspect, bringing immediate protests from human rights activists.

The landmark decision upheld the expulsion from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip of Intisar and Kifah Ajouri, sister and brother of Ali Ajouri, who allegedly organised several suicide bombings. …

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