Wednesday 20 February 2019

Teen burglar meets victim

A TEENAGER who burgled a woman is taking part in a crime diversion programme after having a face-to-face meeting with his victim.

The 17-year-old boy, who had no convictions, was arrested after his fingerprints were found on a knife at the crime scene.

The schoolboy pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to burglary in Kimmage, in south Dublin, on March 28 last year. Earlier, Garda Daniel Connell had told the court a TV and PlayStation console, worth €1,500, were stolen.

The court heard the teen was apologetic and meeting the victim "gave him insight into the consequence of his offence".

Migrants lost as boat sinks

THIRTEEN illegal immigrants from Indonesia are missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Malaysia.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says 17 other Indonesians have been rescued. Some were found by a merchant ship that spotted them adrift off southern Malaysia after their vessel capsized before dawn.

The men were believed to have stayed in Malaysia illegally and were trying to return to Indonesia.

Streisand land sold for state

Barbra Streisand said she understands that California might have to sell her donated 22.5-acre Malibu ranch to help balance the state budget but she hopes the buyer will preserve its "special habitat".

Ramirez Canyon Park, which the singer donated in 1993, is on the list of state-owned properties that Governor Jerry Brown wants to put up for sale despite fierce opposition.

The property contains meadows, gardens, a creek and three homes that Streisand customised with a wealth of architectural detail.

The Wire stars in drugs plea

Three stars from The Wire are campaigning over the tragic toll of drug abuse on children and families.

Wendell Pierce (who played Bunk), Sonja Sohn (Greggs) and Jim True-Frost (Prez) helped US Attorney General Eric Holder launch a new public awareness programme.

The Wire featured the actors as cops in the battle against drugs on the streets of Baltimore.

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