Three on trial over murder
Three men have gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court charged with murdering a man in north Dublin.
Edward Byrne (21) of Cabra Park, Cabra, Martin Morgan (20) of Tonlegee Road, Raheny and Stephen Byrne (18) of St Donaghs Road, Donaghmede have all pleaded not guilty to murdering Lukasz Rzeszutko on October 4, 2010.
The court was told the alleged incident occured at Newtown Industrial Estate on October 2, 2010, and Mr Rzeszutko died two days later.
The trial is expected to last for three to four weeks.
Australian police have downgraded charges against a man who mooned at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip as they drove past thousands of well-wishers on a visit to Brisbane.
Magistrates heard police had dropped a charge of willful exposure against Sydney barman Liam Lloyd Warriner (22), who has admitted holding an Australian flag clenched between his bare buttocks and running as the royal couple drove by.
Warriner will plead guilty to a lesser charge of creating a public nuisance .
Navy officer on
Police have charged a Canadian navy intelligence officer with espionage.
Jeffrey Delisle, 40, appeared in court in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on two charges of communicating information to a foreign entity.
The Defence Department said Delisle was a sub-lieutenant. He reportedly worked at a naval communications and intelligence centre in Halifax that was a multi-national base with access to secret data from Nato countries.
Blue Peter girl
to shave head
Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton will have to sport a shaved head following the completion of her polar adventure.
She said that her hair had turned into one long rat's tail during her 500-mile gruelling dash across Antarctica for Sport Relief.
Skelton (28) who is battling temperatures of -48C during her ski, kite and ice bike ordeal, told the Radio Times that she was beginning to "smell" as she had not been able to wash.