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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Court for NY bomb suspect

The suspect in a botched car bombing in New York's Times Square has appeared in court on terrorism and weapons charges for the first time since his arrest.

Faisal Shahzad (30) a Pakistan-born US citizen, was quickly led away in handcuffs after being held without bail.

He muttered one word at the 10-minute hearing -- "yes" -- when asked to confirm his financial status.

Shahzad was arrested on May 3 on a Dubai-bound plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

It is alleged he drove an SUV rigged with a homemade car bomb into Times Square two nights earlier. The bomb didn't explode, and no one was hurt.



Gun hoarder gets two years

A MAN who was forced to hold on to a gun by criminals to compensate for a gun lost by his brothers, has been sentenced to four years.

Jonathan Kavanagh's two brothers used the gun to shoot at a rival's home during a feud in the Ballyfermot area. They were caught shortly after and the gun was seized by gardai.

Kavanagh (37) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of a shotgun on September 18, 2008, at his home at Marmian Court, Dublin 7. The final two years of the sentence were suspended.



Raid accused



must stay away

A SUSPECTED teen burglar has been released on bail but barred from three areas of north Dublin.

The 17-year-old, from Tallaght, had been remanded in custody on Friday last after he was charged with burglary, trespassing and criminal damage at a house in Coolock on May 13 last.

At Dublin Children's Court he was granted conditional bail, ordered to stay away from the Coolock, Malahide and Swords areas and remanded to appear again on June 2.



Somali admits piracy charges

A Somali suspect who became the boyish face of 21st-century piracy by staging a high-seas attack on a US-flagged ship has pleaded guilty to hijack.

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse has been jailed in Manhattan since he was captured last year.

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