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Sunday 16 December 2018

Man guilty of apartment rape

A man has been convicted of raping a young woman in a Dublin apartment after a night out almost two years ago.

John Noghayin (29), of Cabra Park, Dublin 7, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping and sexually assaulting the woman at a Dublin address on May 3, 2009.

He claimed in evidence that he and the victim were "just playing" and lying on top of each other "for a laugh". He denied touching her private parts or raping her.

Mr Justice Barry White remanded him in custody pending sentence on March 14.

Judge White declared Noghayin a sex offender.



Limited access to 9/11 centre

The September 11 memorial in New York will open in the Twin Towers' footprints by the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks, but access will be limited for years.

Mourners have been warned they will be surrounded by the noise of construction.

It will be years before the millions of people who want to visit the centre have unfettered access.

Preliminary plans call for a limit of 1,500 visitors at a time, with special consideration being given to the relatives of victims of the 9/11 terrorism attack.



Spider-Man in 3D film move

Web-slinger Peter Parker has a name for his next big-screen adventure: The Amazing Spider-Man.

Sony Pictures has announced the title for the film which is due in cinemas on July 3 next year.

Now in production and being shot in 3D, the film has Andrew Garfield in the starring role, with Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field in supporting roles.

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