Youth arrested on knife charge
A YOUTH arrested in south Dublin for carrying a concealed knife was wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time, a court has been told.
He was charged at the Children's Court yesterday with possession of the knife as a weapon, in Crumlin.
The court was told that the teenager (17) had been subject to bail conditions imposed in November. He was due to face sentencing next month for assault, criminal damage and Public Order Act offences.
Those charges were re-entered yesterday and Judge Bryan Smyth remanded the teenager in custody to appear again next week.
'Path open' for N Korea talks
The US, Japan and South Korea say "a path is open" to North Korea towards the resumption of talks on its nuclear programme and improved relations through dialogue.
Senior diplomats from the three allies held talks in Washington on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and other issues including recent developments in Burma.
It comes a month after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Father denies cyber ID theft
A Russian man accused of teaming with his son in a cyber ID theft assault on the bank accounts of Americans has pleaded not guilty in New York City.
The plea came to an indictment unsealed in a US District Court in Manhattan.
Vladimir Zdorovenin and his son are accused of conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Moscow man was arrested last March in Zurich, Switzerland.
He was held without bail. His son remains at large.
Saxophonist Castor dies (71)
Funk and pop saxophonist Jimmy Castor, best known for It's Just Begun, has died of apparent heart failure in a Las Vegas hospital.
His son Jimmy said the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist from New York City died on Monday at the age of 71. He had been in hospital since November before undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.
Jimmy junior said he had seen his father's 1972 song, It's Just Begun, performed hundreds of times.