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Couple facing trial on drugs

A COUPLE allegedly caught with large amounts of diazepam after detectives raided a house in west Dublin are facing trial.

Nathan O'Driscoll (27) and Amy Capper (30) are facing trial in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled that the matters were too serious for the District Court.

O'Driscoll, of Glenties Drive, and Capper, with an address at Cappagh Green, both Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of diazepam for sale or supply.

The alleged incident took place at a house at Eastwood in Finglas on October 4 last year. The case was adjourned to September.

Putin tackles

floods crisis

Russian president Vladimir Putin has moved quickly to address anger over the deaths of at least 171 people in severe flooding in the Black Sea region.

Mr Putin, who has been criticised in the past for a delayed or seemingly indifferent response to disasters, flew to the region committed to showing he was taking charge of the situation. He ordered an investigation to establish whether enough had been done to warn people about the floods.

Mickey Mouse

in North Korea

Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un in an and unauthorised performance featuring Disney characters.

Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from Snow White, Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop.

The inclusion of characters popular in the West is a notable change in direction for performances in Pyongyang.

Seven slain in

terror ambush

Gunmen in a car and on motorcycles have attacked a Pakistani army camp, killing six soldiers and a policeman.

The attack occurred early today in Gujrat, in eastern Pakistan where thousands of hardline Islamists were spending the night on their way to Islamabad to protest at the reopening of the Nato supply line to Afghanistan.