Monday 21 January 2019

Teen accused of €6k burglary

A DUBLIN youth has been charged with stealing €6,000 worth of crystal, jewellery, clothes and money during a house burglary.

Michael Casey (18), from St Aidan's Close, Brookfield, Tallaght, appeared at the Dublin Children's Court and was given four weeks to decide how he will plead.

He is charged with taking part in a burglary at Offington Lawn, Sutton, Dublin 13, on January 13 last. He also faces a connected charge for unlawfully possessing €6,000 worth of stolen property, at Clarehall Avenue, Dublin 13 on the same date.

120 killed in Yemen clash

Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport. The battles are raising fears of greater sectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen.

Yemen has been unstable for years. But its main fight has been by the government against al-Qaida militants who operate in the south and the mountainous centre of the country.

Sarkozy makes political return

Nicolas Sarkozy is making a political comeback in France despite his legal troubles. He has joined the race to lead his conservative UMP party in a barely-concealed first step toward trying to win the presidency in 2017.

Sarkozy (59) president from 2007 to 2012, announced his candidacy on Facebook. The husband of model-turned-singer Carla Bruni is facing legal problems linked to corruption accusations.

Anti-Islam ads for NY buses

Anti-Islamic ads will appear on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before he was beheaded, standing next to his masked executioner.

The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative and have a disclaimer that says the views are not endorsed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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