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Luas commuters see man knifed

A YOUNG man lost a huge amount of blood when he was stabbed at a Luas stop in broad daylight in front of shocked commuters and shoppers at the weekend.

The incident unfolded at around 5pm on Saturday when the 20-year-old victim, who lives at Sherrad Street in Dublin's north inner city, was knifed in his left arm during a dispute with a thug.

The attacker fled the area on foot while Luas security staff preserved the scene while they waited for gardai from Store Street station to arrive.

When they got there, they discovered the victim, who was bleeding heavily, being assisted by his pal.

The stabbed man was later hospitalised for his injuries.

Three priests 'abused boy'

Three Spanish Catholic priests and a lay person have been arrested in a child sexual abuse case whose victim Pope Francis has reportedly phoned to offer the Church's apology.

Granada Archbishop of Granada Francisco Javier Martinez last week removed several priests from their duties after a man wrote to Pope Francis saying he was abused when he was an altar boy.

The Argentine-born pope personally called the man in August to apologise on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.

Editor jailed for 'insulting king'

A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a web editor to four-and-a-half years in jail for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.

The punishment is the latest manifestation of an intensified crackdown on alleged criticism of the monarchy.

Thailand's lese majeste law is considered the harshest in the world.

Bride rescued by lifeboats

A bride who went body boarding after her wedding had to be rescued by lifeboats when she became stranded on rocks.

Jennifer Grant had been taking a post-ceremony surf in Cornwall when she got into difficulty.

She managed to scrambled on to the rocks at Porth Island but was unable to make her way back to shore.


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