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Murder-charge mum remanded

a WOMAN accused of murdering her two-year-old son has been further remanded in custody after a court heard she is receiving "ongoing treatment" at the Central Mental Hospital.

Hazel Waters (46) had the case against her adjourned in her absence when she was unable to come to court again today. Ms Waters, with an address at Ridge Hall, Shanganagh Road, Ballybrack is charged with murdering her son Muhammad Hassan Khan at her home on either October 15 or 16 last.

Judge Michael Walsh was told Ms Waters was not present again and was receiving ongoing treatment. He granted a further adjournment to November 19.

Don't pee on the palace plea

If you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace.

The stately Royal Palace is not just a working palace for the Dutch royal family; its dark, sheltered arches are also a favoured spot for public urination.

After a multimillion-euro renovation ended in late 2011, people began urinating against the sandstone facade. The Interior Ministry is now installing lights and movement sensors to deter people from relieving themselves.