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Friday 17 August 2018

Teen mugger to meet victim

A WOMAN was left traumatised after she was mugged by a teenage girl who dragged her to the ground by her hair and beat her, a court heard yesterday.

The 17-year-old girl had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to robbery of the woman, who is in her twenties, at Stephen's Lane, in Kilmainham, in Dublin, on September 11 last.

Sentencing was adjourned for three weeks to see if the victim was prepared to take part in a meeting, organised by the probation and welfare service, with her attacker.

The girl had been placed on supervised probation in April for older offences.

Yoda is top of the puppets

Wizened Jedi Master Yoda has been named the greatest screen puppet of all time.

The tiny green creature -- still a dab hand with a lightsaber at more than 800 years old -- triumphed ahead of characters such as Sooty and Kermit The Frog.

The Star Wars character, first seen in The Empire Strikes Back, topped a poll by movie rental and online streaming service Lovefilm of top TV and film puppets.

Cage settles tussle with ex

a case involving Nicolas Cage and his ex-girlfriend has been settled after an all-day series of meetings with a judge.

The actor did not speak to reporters as he left a Los Angeles court after more than five hours of discussions.

Cage's ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton sued the Oscar winner in December 2009, claiming he owed her $13m and broke a promise to give her a house for her and their son.

Star voyages unveiled online

Ships' passenger lists, including details of sea journeys made by stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, have gone online.

The details, which include Olivia Newton John's emigration from the UK to Australia in the 1950s, are available on the website www.genesreunited.co.uk.

The lists, covering 24 million passengers, include people on board ships departing British ports from 1890 to 1960.

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