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Monday 18 December 2017

Assault teen held in custody

A 14-year-old who admitted he "set up" a delivery man by luring him into a robbery and then attacked him with a hurley stick is to stay in custody for three weeks.

Last week at the Dublin Children's Court, Judge Ann Ryan revoked the now 15-year-old boy's bail and remanded him to a juvenile detention centre.

He had pleaded guilty earlier at the Children's Court to robbery and assault, in the Bluebell area, Dublin 12, on June 3 last year.



Protests over



Pinochet film

The late dictator General Augusto Pinochet is dividing Chile once again as sympathisers plan to screen a new documentary about his dictatorship in a Santiago cinema.

But families of dissidents who disappeared during the 1973-90 military regime gathered at a memorial site to ask President Sebastian Pinera to ban Sunday's screening.

Mr Pinera's administration says organisers of the screening have the right to express themselves.



Oil prices fall



to ¤66 a barrel

Oil prices fell to near $83 (e66) a barrel in Asia after US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave no hint that the central bank is planning stimulus measures to revive a faltering recovery.

Bernanke told Congress that the Federal Reserve is ready to act if the financial crisis in Europe threatens the US economy.

Some analysts expect policy-makers won't sharply loosen monetary policy until the global economy and crude demand are weaker.



Stars sprint on



red carpet

London's Leicester Square was transformed into a running track tonight for the premiere of new athletics film Fast Girls.

The British drama, released just weeks ahead of the Olympics, follows a female sprint relay team as they attempt to qualify for a world championship.

Leading ladies Lenora Crichlow and Lily James were joined by co-stars Phil Davis and Noel Clarke and real-life sporting personalities including Dame Kelly Holmes.

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