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Dead man still walking: Irish club made ‘grave mistake’

DUBLIN: News of footballer Fernando Nuno La Fuente's death, as American author Mark Twain said of reports of his own demise, have been greatly exaggerated and prompted an abject apology from his Irish club Ballybrack FC. According to state broadcaster RTE, the club secretary is no longer with them after the ruse was exposed: the south Dublin outfit had reported they were not feeling up to playing their Leinster League match with Arklow due to Spanish player La Fuente's death in a motorbike accident early on Friday…

Over Rs4bn transactions found in dead man’s accounts

KARACHI: As part of its ongoing investigation into fake bank accounts, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has unearthed billions of rupees worth of transactions from bank accounts opened in the name of a person who passed away in May 2014.  Citing sources, ARY News reported that the transactions worth around Rs4.6 billion were made from the accounts in the name of a person, Iqbal Arain, who had died on May 9, 2014. Iqbal Arain had passed away at a hospital located at Shaheed-e-Millat Road and was laid to rest at…

‘Dead man’ elected to office in US county

WASHINGTON: A man who died of cardiac arrest in the US state was elected to office in the coastal San Diego County city more than a month later. Gary Ernst was elected to Oceanside City Treasurer by a six percent margin over challenger Nadine Scott. The election results are expected to be certified on December 7th by the city council. Ernst died Sept. 23 which did not allow enough time to remove his name from the ballot. City council members can declare the seat vacant since the winner cannot physically take office,…