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Tuesday 22 August 2017

'Teen took safe in wheelie bin'

A youth was allegedly found carrying a stolen safe and cash in a wheelie bin following a Dublin 4 theft, a court has heard.

The 16-year-old Co Wicklow boy was brought before Dublin Children's Court on a charge of handling a stolen wheelie bin, a metal lock safe and €667 in coins, at Park Avenue, in the early hours of October 16.

Garda Bryan Hunt said the teenager and an accomplice had been "pulling a wheelie bin" which was examined and found to contain the stolen property which, along with the bin, had been taken from a nearby house.

Judge John O'Connor granted bail to the boy who was accompanied to court by his mother. He was ordered to appear again in November when he will be expected to enter a plea to the charge.

As a condition of bail he has to sign on three times a week at his local garda station and to obey a 10pm to 8am curfew.

Militants kill 33 in Iraqi attacks

Militants have unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shia community, killing at least 33 people.

A suicide bomber hit a mosque in Baghdad as Shia worshippers left afternoon prayers, killing 17 people, while a triple car bombing in the holy city of Karbala killed 16.

Foot journeys fall by a third

The number of journeys made on foot has fallen by almost a third in less than 20 years, according to Diabetes UK. The charity's analysis of the National Travel Survey suggests that people made an average of 203 journeys on foot in 2013, down from 293 in 1995.

Travelling on foot now accounts for just over a fifth (22pc) of all journeys, while more than two thirds (64pc) are made by car or van.

Paralysed man walks after op

A man completely paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was sliced in half in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.

The 38-year-old Bulgarian patient, who suffered his injury in 2010, is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves.

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