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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Teen held after skipping court

A DUBLIN youth who skipped court and spent months living "house to house" because he had been under a threat from a gang has been remanded in custody.

A bench warrant had been issued at the Dublin Children's Court for the teenager's arrest last July when he failed to turn up for a hearing. The 17-year-old is accused of carrying a knife and possessing a supply of cannabis, on a date last May.

He handed himself in at a garda station in Dublin yesterday morning and was then brought to court.



'Doomsday is getting closer'

A group of scientists who track the likelihood of a global cataclysm say the world is moving closer to doomsday.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that it has moved its 'Doomsday Clock' to five minutes to midnight.

The group says inadequate progress on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and continuing inaction on climate change are the reasons for the move.

The clock had been set at six minutes to midnight for the past two years.



No new leads on Wood death

No new evidence has been uncovered in the death of Natalie Wood that would point to foul play, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's chief of detectives William McSweeney said that several weeks of interviews and other investigative work have not uncovered any evidence the death was a homicide.

It had been ruled as an accident. Natalie Wood died sometime after the evening of November 28, 1981, when the 43-year-old actress was boating off Catalina Island.



Captain Kirk is back on stage

William Shatner is boldly going back to where he once appeared -- Broadway.

The actor, singer and writer best known as James T Kirk on Star Trek will star in a one-man show called Shatner's World: We Just Live in It at the Music Box Theatre.

Producers said: "The two-hour show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner's life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur."

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