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Friday 15 December 2017

New charge for gun man

A MAN already serving a jail term for possession of firearms has been charged with a new offence of having explosives in the North in 2010.

Paul Maguire (26), of Drumleek South, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, was charged with possession of an improvised explosive device with intent to endanger life or to cause serious damage to property at Culloville, Co Armagh on April 3, 2010.

The charge was brought under the Criminal Law Jurisdiction Act of 1976, which allows suspects to be charged in the Republic or the North with offences committed in either jurisdiction.

Maguire was remanded in custody until July 19.



Dinosaur back to Mongolia

A dinosaur skeleton is scheduled to be taken by US authorities tomorrow from the custody of an auction house after a judge permitted its seizure for its return home to Mongolia.

Heritage Auctions said it looks forward to releasing the Tyrannosaurus bataar after being assured it will be properly and carefully transported and stored.

The company said earlier this week that a consignor bought the fossils in good faith and spent a year and considerable expense restoring them.



'Bomb hoax' man arrested

a 73-year-old man has been arrested for trying to enter the US with an object designed to look like a bomb. The incident closed an El Paso border crossing for four hours.

Customs and Border Protection agents spotted a rectangular item with cables attached to a mobile phone in a pick-up truck at the Bridge of the Americas.

El Paso police say they arrested David Huebner on a bomb hoax charge.



Suu Kyi set to meet Charles

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were set to meet Burmese Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time today.

The royal couple invited the pro-democracy campaigner to their London home, Clarence House.

Ms Suu Kyi is on a four-day visit to the UK as part of a European tour, the first time she has ventured outside Burma in 24 years.

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