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Teen on street violence trial

A YOUTH will stand trial for taking part in two incidents of violence on Dublin's streets.

The 17-year-old boy was charged at the Dublin Children's Court with violent disorder, possessing a blade as a weapon and assault causing harm, at Wexford Street, on January 8 last.

He is also accused of violent disorder, at Aungier Street, on December 11 last.

The teenager, who is on bail, was served with a book of evidence yesterday and Judge Clare Leonard sent him forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.



Wal-Mart in sexism claims

SUPERMARKET giant Wal-Mart discriminated against female workers in Texas, shortchanging them on pay and promotion, lawyers for the women claim.

The Dallas lawsuit is the second filing in two days seeking a statewide class action against Wal-Mart.

The Texas complaint alleges the company blocked women from promotions and paid them less than men for comparable work.

The plaintiff seeks to represent 45,000 women working in Texas Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores from 1998 until at least June 2004.



I'm innocent -- Gaddafi's son

SAIF al-Islam Gaddafi, the fugitive son of Libya's former leader, told the International Criminal Court he is innocent of crimes against humanity.

The court, based in The Hague, has said it made informal contact with the son of Muammar Gaddafi, and is seeking to arrest him.

The ICC charged Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam and Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi with crimes against humanity for the bombing and shooting of protesters.



US Navy chief raped sailors

A US Navy ship commander pleaded guilty yesterday to sexual assault and rape of two female sailors.

Jay Wylie was given a 10-year term but will serve three as part of a plea bargain. He was also dismissed.

The San Diego court martial heard that Wylie, the skipper of the destroyer USS Momsen, got drunk on two occasions and sexually assaulted women who were under his command.