In brief: Assault teen back in court
A 17-year-old who took part in an unprovoked gang attack on a 14-year-old girl has been brought back to court to face sentencing after violating terms of probation.
The young victim was set on by a group of six juveniles, punched, kicked and received a blow to her head, the Dublin Children's Court had heard.
The teen had pleaded guilty to assaulting the victim on December 27, 2008, at a park in north Dublin. Judge Ryan remanded the girl on bail to appear again next week.
Boy charged over attack
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was charged yesterday with attacking a man and taking part in a violent disorder with six others, in Dublin city centre in January.
The south Dublin boy was charged at the Children's Court with assault causing harm and committing a violent disorder at Wexford Street, on January 9 last.
Garda Wayne Carey told Judge Ann Ryan that the DPP had directed that the boy should be "tried on indictment" in the Circuit Court. The boy was remanded to appear in three weeks.
Shoot-out with drugs suspects
Investigators said around 300 rounds were fired during a shoot-out across Mexico's Rio Grande between US law enforcement officers and suspected drug runners.
But they said only about six came from the suspects.
Asked about the overwhelming response, US authorities said they have a zero-tolerance policy when guns are pointed at them.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said it believes three suspects in Mexico were injured or killed in the shoot-out.
Eight jailed for rapes in hotel
A court in Vietnam's capital has sentenced eight teenagers to up to 30 years in jail for luring women into hotel rooms and then gang raping and robbing them.
The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper says that the ring leader, a 15-year-old girl, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, while her boyfriend (19) was given 30 years behind bars at the end of a two-day trial yesterday. Six other boys were given from four years to 30 years in prison on the same charges.