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Thursday 16 August 2018

Teen broke his bail conditions

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy accused of robbery has been banned from an area in north Dublin.

The boy, who has not yet entered a plea, is accused of robbery of a mobile phone at Collins Avenue, in Killester, north Dublin, on May 10.

Last month the Children's Court ordered the boy to obey a 9pm to 8am curfew and have no contact with the injured party.

Yesterday Judge William Early heard that the boy had broken his bail conditions.

The teen was warned by the judge that he could no longer go to the Dublin 5 area.

Judge Early told him that he would be held in custody if he continued to breach bail terms. The boy, who was accompanied by his mother, was ordered to appear again in three weeks pending directions from the DPP.



Pilot killed in blimp crash

A blimp crashed and caught fire, killing the pilot, police in Germany said.

The airship's three passengers escaped unharmed after the accident on Sunday near Reichelsheim, outside Frankfurt, it was reported.

The blimp was returning from an appearance at a local music festival.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the accident.



'Make films on army families'

MICHELLE Obama wants Hollywood to help raise awareness of military families.

The US first lady addressed members of the writers, producers, directors and actors unions at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills to discuss Joining Forces, an initiative aimed at increasing support for military families.

Mrs Obama said she hopes Hollywood will show the sacrifices made by military families and how others can help in the "forever battle" to respect and thank military personnel.

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