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Monday 11 December 2017

Addict jailed for wine shop raid

A drug addict who robbed a wine shop with an air gun and a T-shirt over his head has been jailed for five and a half years.

James Farrelly (26) of Bolton Street Hostel in Dublin 1 pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery at O'Brien's Fine Wines, South Circular Road, Rialto, on October 2, 2009.

He also pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a vehicle at Bridgefoot Street on October 8, 2009, and to robbery of a camera at Bachelors Walk on May 2, 2010.



Malaria kills 1.2 million a year

Malaria kills more than 1.2 million people worldwide a year, nearly twice as many as previously thought, according to new research published.

Past studies had overlooked hundreds of thousands of deaths because they had wrongly assumed malaria overwhelmingly killed babies and focused their findings on under-fives, said the study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in the United States.



Walliams gets over BGT fear

David Walliams says he has overcome his reluctance to buzz contestants on Britain's Got Talent -- and is now happy to put them out of their misery.

He said: "I thought the hardest thing would be pressing the buzzer because, you know, I'm an actor. I've been in an audition and I know what it's like to get rejected. It's tough, but actually sometimes people are rubbish and you want them to stop."



Teacher pulled from classroom

A second teacher has been pulled from a classroom at a Los Angeles school where a teacher this week was charged with taking bondage-style photos of children for sexual thrills.

The teacher was removed from contact with children at Miramonte Elementary School after someone made accusations against him, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy said.

He declined to provide details but said the district had notified law enforcement investigators.

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