'Crime spree' man in court
A JOBLESS man is facing trial on charges of assault, robbery and attempted robbery of five people in north Dublin.
Robert Kinlan (27) had the case against him adjourned after he appeared in Dublin District Court.
Kinlan, of Ballygall Parade, Finglas, is charged with three counts of robbery, two of attempted robbery and one of assault.
He is charged with robbing a man of an iPhone, watch and headphones, robbing another man of a Blackberry and headphones and a woman of a Nokia C3 phone, all at Glasaree Road, Finglas on April 23.
He is further charged with assaulting a man and two counts of attempted robbery at Finglas Place on the same date.
Garda David Dolan said four of the charges were new and Kinlan made no reply to them after caution.
COCAINE 'CAME WITH THE CAR'
Two US high-school students are fighting drug-trafficking charges in Mexico, saying the cocaine found in their van had actually been there and unnoticed when it was sold to their family at a US government auction.
Sergio Alejandro Torres and Julio Cesar Moreno have been in jail since November, when Mexican police found cocaine beneath the dashboard of their 2004 Toyota Sienna.
PARKING SPACE COSTS &EURO;350K
Britain's most expensive parking space is for sale at €350,000, nearly twice the price of the average UK home.
The open-air spot is barely big enough to squeeze in a hatchback and is £500 more than a nearby studio flat sold for last week.
The parking space in Hyde Park Gardens, London, comes with a 91-year lease and costs more than a Rolls-Royce.
MUNCHKIN DIES AFTER STROKE
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, has died. She was 89.
Pellegrini suffered a stroke on Monday at her Glendale, Arizona, home and died on Wednesday.
With her death, only two of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie are still alive.