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Turkish police surround the courthouse

Turkish prosecutor taken hostage in Istanbul

16.27 A far-left Turkish group has taken an Istanbul prosecutor hostage and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces officers to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building.

Sophie Toscan du Plantier's murder in west Cork in 1996 remains unsolved

Du Plantier family lawyer welcomes Bailey verdict

15.35 A lawyer representing the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed yesterday's verdict in the civil case taken by Ian Bailey against the State, saying it will allow the French magistrate investigating the case to conclude his work.

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