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IN BRIEF: Warrant as boy skips court

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a 17-year-old boy who is accused of trespassing on Government buildings on Merrion Street in Dublin.

The youth had been charged at the Dublin Children's Court with trespassing with intent to commit an offence or interfere with property, at Government buildings, on Tuesday, June 26.

Bail conditions were imposed and the boy, who lives in Dublin, was ordered to obey a daily curfew from 10pm until 8am and to remain sober.

Judge Bridget Reilly issued a bench warrant for his arrest yesterday when he did not turn up for his hearing.



Parasite takes Marley's name

A tiny blood-sucking parasite that infests fish on Caribbean coral reefs has been named after Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley.

Arkansas State University marine biologist Paul Sikkel discovered the parasite off the US Virgin Islands a decade ago but it was only recently unveiled as Gnathia marleyi as an homage to the singer.

Mr Sikkel said he dubbed the tiny crustacean due to his "respect and admiration" for Marley, who died in 1981.



Fifth moon orbits Pluto

Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion.

Scientists announced the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the count of its known moons to five.

The newfound moon -- known as P5 until it gets a proper name -- was discovered by a team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope.



Murray sees TV show filmed

Andy Murray laughed off his Wimbledon woes this week when he joined the audience at BBC panel show Mock The Week.

The tennis star, who broke down in tears after losing Sunday's singles final to Roger Federer, was pictured with girlfriend Kim Sears at the show's filming last night.

He told fans the show, which will be broadcast on BBC2 tomorrow, was "so funny".

Murray also posed for pictures with members of the cast including Dara O Briain, Andy Parsons and Chris Addison.