Saturday 16 December 2017

Man faces trial on stolen cars

A DUBLIN man allegedly caught in possession of a number of stolen cars as well as stolen satellite navigation systems and golf equipment is facing trial on the charges.

Stephen Walpole (47) was allegedly caught with the stolen items, which are worth tens of thousands of euro, following a search of his home at Parkhill Close in Tallaght.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the matters were too serious for the District Court.

Judge James McDonnell adjourned the matter for four weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

Second op for Turkey premier

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been discharged from hospital a day after undergoing what officials said was a "second and final" intestinal surgery.

Mr Erdogan left hospital and was expected to rest at his home in Istanbul.

The 57-year-old Mr Erdogan vanished from public life for nearly a month after an initial surgery on November 26 for non-cancerous intestinal polyps.

Dogs and cats in Rio parade

Hundreds of decked-out dogs -- and a few brave cats -- are getting in on the Carnival fun at Rio de Janeiro's annual pet-friendly parade.

Labradors in pink tutus or engineers' overalls cavorted with Maltese terriers with fairy wings, and poodles in superhero capes sniffed sausage dogs dressed up as Salome, with sequin-covered harem pants.

Baby induced for dying dad

A MOTHER had her baby early so her husband could see the child before he died of cancer.

Diane Aulger (31) was induced last month and seriously ill husband Mark wept as he held baby Savannah for about 45 minutes in Texas.

Mr Aulger (52) died five days later from colon cancer.

He was diagnosed last April. Surgery and chemotherapy seemed successful, but then he developed pulmonary fibrosis, which thickens the lungs.

Mrs Aulger said: "He cried and he just looked very sad".

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