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Friday 15 December 2017

Boy's 9 months for stick attack

a 15-YEAR-OLD boy, who broke a stick over a man's back during a random assault, has been given a nine-month sentence by Judge John O'Connor at the Dublin Children's Court.

He said the teenager reached the threshold for being held in custody but he had to take into consideration his age.

He told the boy that the sentence was being deferred for the next nine months. It will not be activated, the judge explained, if the boy stays out of trouble.

"If you not comply, you will be going in," the judge warned the boy, who replied: "yeah, I know."

Fifth arrest over Belgium killings

Danish police have arrested a fifth man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen last month.

Police said that the "young man" would face a custody hearing later in the day together with another unidentified man arrested the day before.

On February 14, Omar El-Hussein killed a bystander outside a free-speech seminar. Hours later, the 22-year-old fatally shot a Jewish guard outside Copenhagen's main synagogue. Five officers were also wounded.

600 students found cheating

Education authorities in eastern India said 600 high school students have been expelled after they were found to have cheated on pressure-packed 10th grade examinations.

Officials said they were tightening security at high schools in Bihar state after footage showed parents and friends of the students scaling the outer walls of school buildings to reach classrooms where exams were being held to pass along cheat sheets.

Pharrell voices creativity fears

The entertainment industry could be "frozen in litigation" after the Blurred Lines copyright lawsuit, Pharrell Williams has said.

Speaking after a jury determined that he and Robin Thicke had copied a Marvin Gaye, the singer voiced his concerns.

He said: "The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else."

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