In Brief: Deaf man held over bus death
A DEAF man charged with the manslaughter of a Dubliner, who died after he was hit by a bus in the city-centre, has been held in custody for another week.
Eoghan Dudley (28), of Rathfarnham, suffered horrific head injuries after he fell under a double-decker bus following an altercation at the junction of Dawson Street and Nassau Street on December 6.
On December 7, which was also his 29th birthday, Edward Connors, whose latest address was a hostel in the city centre's north side, was arrested in connection with the incident and detained at Pearse Street Garda station.
When charged at the station last Saturday night, he had replied "I am sorry about him, it was an accident".
1D hit MTV top spot for artists
One Direction is MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year.
MTV says the fivesome is "the clear choice for the top spot" after a year that included two No1 albums, hits, including What Makes You Beautiful, and a sold-out world tour.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson called the honour "the icing on the cake."
Nanny murder accused held
A LORRY driver accused of the murder of nanny Aoife Phelan in Co Laois in October has been further remanded in custody and will appear again in court in the new year.
Robert Corbet (24), of Sheffield Cross, Timahoe Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, had shook his head and said "no" when he was charged last month. He has been accused of murdering the 30-year-old at Capoley, Portlaoise, on October 25, the date of her disappearance.
Her body was found concealed in a bin buried in a pit on the outskirts of the Co Laois town on November 7 last.
22 pupils hurt in knife attack
22 children and one adult have been injured in a knife attack outside a primary school in China.
The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened as students were arriving for classes.
The attacker, 36-year-old local villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody.
An elderly woman was also injured.