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Pay victim €9k or go to prison

AN electrician who head-butted a man in a Dublin night club row must come up with €9,000 for the victim or face three years in jail.

David Hunt (30) of Ballinteer Court, Ballinteer, Dublin pleaded guilty to assault causing harm after he struck another clubgoer at Club M in the city's Temple Bar area on February 15, 2009.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard how Pushpak Gupta was knocked out and damaged five teeth.

He was left concussed when he fell to the floor.

Hunt intervened after he felt a woman in his group had been slighted by Mr Gupta.

The Irish Rail electrician was told he must come up with the ¤9,000 within a year or he would be jailed.



Yahoo up 10pc in sale rumours

Yahoo's stock price has soared more than 10pc on hopes that Microsoft will return with another takeover bid.

Speculation has swirled around Yahoo since it fired chief executive Carol Bartz five weeks ago. Some commentators believe Yahoo will now be sold.

Yahoo's shares reached $16.15, their highest point since Bartz's exit, before retreating to close at $15.92.



Boy stole off his gran, court told

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested for stealing his grandmother's car while he was awaiting sentencing for another serious joyriding offence, a court has heard.

Judge Clare Leonard remanded him on bail at Dublin Children's Court to appear again next month. He has yet to make a plea

Eleven days before that alleged motor theft, he had pleaded guilty to stealing another car and three counts of dangerous driving.



Mrs Obama in star jump bid

US first lady Michelle Obama wants to leap into the Guinness Book of World Records next week by helping break the title for the most people doing star jumps in a 24-hour period.

Mrs Obama will lead hundreds of local children in doing one minute of star jumps on the South Lawn at the White House.

To break the record, more than 20,000 people around the world will need to do star jumps for a minute.