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Monday 11 December 2017

Teen had teeth knocked out

A TEENAGER, who repeatedly kicked a youth after he was already beaten semi-conscious, has been remanded in custody.

The 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to assault causing harm to the youth (18) at James's Walk, in Rialto, Dublin 8 on June 5, 2010.

Garda Gary Keelan had said the defendant "repeatedly kicked him on the ground when he was unable to defend himself."

The victim "had been rendered semi-conscious from the beating", had lost teeth and would need dental work for his injuries.



Movie makers cause concern

US DefenCe Secretary Leon Panetta says no unauthorised information was provided to filmmakers producing a movie on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Republican representative Peter King of New York has argued that the CIA and Pentagon jeopardised national security by cooperating too closely with director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal.



Light blamed for fire deaths

Investigators in Qatar say faulty wiring on a fluorescent light sparked a fire last month that killed 19 people, including 13 children, in the Gulf nation's biggest mall.

The report into the May 28 blaze also says shortcomings in safety planning by mall staff and at a daycare centre contributed to the catastrophe. The fire began in a shop and quickly moved into the daycare centre catering to Qatar's large expatriate communities.

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