Woman (84) on driving charge
AN ELDERLY driver has denied a charge of careless driving in south Dublin.
Mary Ni Dhuibna (84) is accused of driving without due care and attention at Rock Road in Blackrock.
The alleged incident took place on October 22, 2010.
Her solicitor told Dun Laoghaire District Court that he had just received statements from witnesses in relation to the summons.
He said the accused, who lives at De Beere Court in Belfast and was not in court, denied the allegation.
The matter was adjourned to a date in February.
German faces arson probe
A German man was charged yesterday with 37 counts of arson in connection with fires that terrorised Los Angeles over the New Year weekend.
Harry Burkhart (24) was charged with 28 counts of arson of property and nine counts of arson of an inhabited structure.
Court documents revealed an incendiary device was placed under the engine area of cars. More charges could be filed when Burkhart returns to court for arraignment on January 24.
25 killed in island landslide
A landslide buried shanty houses in a mining area on a southern Philippine island, killing at least 25 people and leaving dozens missing.
The incident, the second one in Pantukan town in almost nine months, took place near the Kingking area on the southern island of Mindanao.
There had been cracks in the mountains, caused by earlier landslides, and rain over the past weeks could have loosened soil.
Lost cat found 3,000km away
A cat which wandered away from its new home in Florida has been reunited with his owner after being found 3,200km away.
Waylon, an orange-striped tabby, was reunited with Daniel Johns at the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colorado.
The cat went missing from the Naples, Florida, area in June, disappearing within an hour after Mr Johns adopted the stray.
Waylon apparently fled through a hole in a dryer vent.