Saturday 16 December 2017

Man jailed over ¤30k jewellery

A MAN who was arrested trying to offload nearly €30,000 worth of jewellery he stole hours before has been sentenced to 30 months.

Robert Kelly (24) of Fr Paul Murphy Street, Edenderry, Co Offaly, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the burglary of McGreal's Jewellers, Edenderry, on July 17, 2010.

His accomplice, Edward Cummins (21), of Churchview Heights, Edenderry, was sentenced to 30 months for the same burglary last October.

Garda Liam O'Shea said that in the early hours of the morning Kelly and Cummins broke into McGreal's jewellers through the roof.

Tear gas used in Bali jail riot

Hundreds of security forces surrounded a prison on the resort island of Bali, firing warning shots and tear gas to quell inmates after a second night of rioting.

Local police chief Beny Arjanto said there were no immediate reports of injuries. By late morning today, the situation appeared tense but under control.

Prisoners at the Kerobokan jail -- which houses drug traffickers, paedophiles, murderers and petty criminals -- were demanding the release of three inmates detained after unrest initially flared yesterday.

Pawnbrokers accepting wine

Some US pawnbrokers are taking liquid assets -- literally.

Along with family jewels and fine art, they will accept wines as collateral for loans to help ease cash shortages of businesses and people on all rungs of the economic ladder.

Top gong for Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English has been named news channel of the year at the annual Royal Television Society Awards.

The global news channel beat off competition from BBC News and Sky News to pick up the gong just five years after its launch.

Judges praised its frontline reporting on the Arab awakening, the Egypt protests and being the first on the scene to report the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

The channel also won the Innovative News Award for its social media programme The Stream: Bahrain.

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