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Friday 17 August 2018

Suspect faces 'stolen car' trial

A MAN has appeared in court accused of handling a stolen BMW saloon car, worth over €15,000, at his Dublin home.

Justinas Bartkus (27) also allegedly handled stolen insurance and tax documents.

He is facing trial in the Circuit Court on the charges.

Bartkus is charged with two counts of handling stolen property. It is alleged that he handled a stolen 2008-registered BMW 520 saloon at his home at Mayeston Court, St Margaret's Road, in Finglas, on February 9. It is also alleged that he handled a stolen insurance disc, tax disc and NCT disc for a 2005-registered BMW 520 saloon.



Killer shark grabs surfer

A shark has killed a bodysurfer after biting off his legs at a popular surfing spot in western Australia.

Authorities were searching for the shark as well as the man's missing limbs.

The man in his early 20s was bodyboarding with five friends when the shark attacked.

He died at the scene in the surfing haven known as The Farm, off Bunker Bay near the western town of Dunsborough. About 30 surfers were in the water when the shark attacked.



Statue attack suspect held

Police have found the alleged vandal who knocked two chunks of marble off a marble statue in Rome's famed Piazza Navona.

Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno has pledged no clemency for the man, saying Italy has to protect and defend its artistic treasures.

Security camera footage showed a man climbing in the fountain and repeatedly attacking the statue with a large rock.



Nasa in new moon mission

Four decades after landing men on the moon, Nasa is returning-- this time with a set of robotic twins that will measure lunar gravity while chasing one another in circles.

By creating the most precise lunar gravity map ever, scientists hope to figure out what is beneath the lunar surface, all the way to the core. The orbiting probes also will help pinpoint the best landing sites for future explorers, whether human or mechanical.

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