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Sunday 19 August 2018

Teen held over burglary probe

A YOUTH charged in connection with a house raid in north Dublin in April has been remanded in custody.

Ben Kelly (18) of Tiara House in Milltown, Piltown, in Kilkenny, had been charged at the Dublin Children's Court earlier with robbing an iPod, a DVD player, speakers and a mobile phone from a house on Botanic Avenue on April 27 last. However, Judge John O'Neill heard yesterday that the teenager had admitted breaking terms of his bail.

The youth was remanded in custody to appear again on July 4 next.



Philippines ups terrorist alert

The Philippines has raised the terror alert in the capital as it validates an intelligence report indicating "possible terror activity", President Benigno Aquino's spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in an email.

The report "is just one of many received by the government on a regular basis" and was "raw and unconfirmed", Lacierda said. Still, the reports are being validated as the government prefers to "err on the side of caution", he said.



40 stranded on tourist tram

A tram that takes visitors to the top of the landmark Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri, stalled and left 40 visitors stranded for about an hour.

The US Park Service said the tram on the Arch's north side stopped about 200ft short of the top after an electrical failure.

Workers were able to pull the tram manually to the observation deck. The visitors then took another tram down the south leg of the Arch to get back to ground level.



New fears for nuclear leaks

Japan's crisis-hit nuclear power plant could spill more radioactive water into the sea within a week unless engineers can fix a glitch in a new system to clean up growing pools of contaminated water, officials said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co, known as Tepco, has pumped massive amounts of water to cool three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that went into meltdown after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disabled cooling systems.

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