| 3.5°C Dublin

Attack suspect remanded again

A YOUTH charged over a serious attack on a woman in north Dublin last week has been further remanded in custody.

The 17-year-old is accused of assault causing harm to a woman who suffered dental injuries during an incident in Ballymun on May 13.

The teenager made his first court appearance at the weekend and was remanded in custody following garda objections.

Yesterday, he appeared at Dublin Children’s Court and was further remanded in custody by Judge John O’Connor to appear on June 4.

Extradition appeal possible

A MAN whose extradition on terrorism charges is being sought by the US may get a hearing in July of his appeal over a decision not to prosecute him here.

Ali Charaf Damache (50) is wanted by the US authorities in connection with an alleged conspiracy to provide support to terrorists.

His lawyers want a hearing in the Supreme Court of his appeal against the High Court’s refusal of leave to bring a challenge to the DPP’s decision not to prosecute him here.

LaRose was sentenced last January to 10 years for planning to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks .

Brazil protests losing support

Support for protests in Brazil’s biggest city is waning.

The Datafolha polling institute said 52pc of people supported the demonstrations. That’s down on June of last year, when protests in Sao Paulo were at their peak and 89pc of the respondents said they favoured them.

Recent protests were over increases in bus and subway fares, poor public services and the billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

New hope for malaria vaccine

Scientists seeking a vaccine against malaria, which kills a child every minute in Africa, have developed a promising new approach intended to imprison thedisease-causing parasites inside the red blood cells they infect.

The researchers in Rhode Island said an experimental vaccine based on this idea protected mice in five trials and will be tested on lab monkeys beginning in the next four to six weeks.


Privacy