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Sunday 17 December 2017

Boy 'preyed on tourists in city' 3 Haitian 'child traffickers' held Teens charged in brutal attack Bankrupt city closes schools

A TEENAGER, who allegedly preyed on tourists in Dublin, has been granted bail but is not allowed to leave his home unless he is in the company of his mother or an uncle.

The boy had been brought before the Dublin Children's Court on February 22, and remanded in custody after he was arrested earlier that morning for robbery of a hand bag from a foreign woman on Gardiner Street. The teen is also facing charges for assault causing harm to a 14-year-old boy and theft of his mobile phone, on November 15 last, at Mountjoy Square, in Dublin. The boy was remanded to appear again on March 30.



3 Haitian 'child traffickers' held

A prosecutor said Bolivian officials detained three people suspected of trafficking 19 Haitian minors following the devastating earthquake in the Caribbean nation.

Haitians Norvil Hugneau (39) and Brevil Marie Dominique (24) and Bolivian Nora Soliz Aguilera were charged with human trafficking "with the intent of work-related and sexual exploitation," prosecutor Pura Cuellar said. The minors were among 76 Haitians who arrived in Bolivia last month.



Teens charged in brutal attack

Two Australian teenagers were charged over a brutal attack in a Sydney train station on a Canadian tourist in a wheelchair.

The 35-year-old man was attacked in an elevator at the Mount Druitt station on Tuesday night in an apparent robbery attempt.

Police said he was punched in the face, kicked and struck repeatedly on the head with a metal bar ripped off the wheelchair, causing a skull wound and cuts. The teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were denied bail and charged with assault and robbery.



Bankrupt city closes schools

A US school board is closing nearly half the district's schools in a desperate bid to stay afloat.

The Kansas City, Missouri board's 5-4 decision means 29 out of 61 schools will shut down at the end of the school year.

The district is seeking to erase a projected $50m (€36m) budget shortfall.

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