Monday 18 February 2019

Raid youth (18) broke his bail

A YOUTH charged in connection with a house raid in north Dublin in April has been remanded in custody.

The house was ransacked on April 27 and the occupant, a 21-year-old man, was brought out to withdraw money from bank ATMs.

Ben Kelly (18) of Tiara House in Milltown, Piltown in Kilkenny, was charged at the Dublin Children's Court earlier with robbing items at the Botanic Avenue house.

He had been granted conditional bail, but Judge John O'Neill heard yesterday that the teenager had admitted breaking terms of his bail. He was remanded in custody to appear again on July 4.

'Human' milk from GM cows

Chinese scientists claim to have produced a herd of genetically modified cows that make milk that could substitute for human breast milk.

Researchers introduced human genetic coding into the DNA of Holstein dairy cow embryos, then transferred the embryos into cow surrogates.

"The genetically modified cow milk is 80pc the same as human breast milk," said Li Ning, lead researcher.

Dads wimp out at theme parks

FATHERS come up with some unlikely excuses to avoid going on theme park rides, ranging from faking a telephone call to saying they were too thin, according to a new study today.

A top 10 list of excuses was drawn up by Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, showing that men were the family member most likely to invent an excuse for "wimping out" of a ride. Most used excuses included 'Someone needs to stay with the bags' and 'Rollercoasters aggravate my old football injury'.

Saudi women defy drive ban

ACTIVISTS urging women in Saudi Arabia to defy a ban on driving say some have taken to the road.

Organiser Benjamin Joffe-Walt said women drove around the capital Riyadh before dawn today.

The campaign follows the nine-day detention of a Saudi woman for driving.

There is no written Saudi law banning women from driving, but it stems from religious edicts by clerics.

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